F&F 19: Body dysmorphia, Instagram culture, and identity with Leigh Peele
In this episode, Nikki and Leigh discuss body dysmorphia in the fitness industry and how to distinguish self image from societal conditioning.
– How personal identity should be a primary factor in determining your fitness goals
– Body acceptance versus denial, how we end up setting goals that don’t really serve us, and how to find trust within ourselves
– The role of the internet and Instagram culture in body image
– The importance of body autonomy and the problem with unsolicited advice and how it contributes to body dysmorphia
About Leigh Peele
Leigh Peele, a nationally published author who’s been featured in publications such as Men’s Health, The Guardian, and The Washington Times.
Leigh was a co-host of the popular fitness podcast, Fitcast, and she’s a self-described “layman researcher”.
As a personal trainer with a certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Leigh’s worked with actors, models, fighters, and athletes from all over the world.
To learn about Leigh, visit her website leighpeele.com.