BIZ 003: Email Marketing- Because You Don’t Own Social Media

The least sexy topic in online business? Email marketing. But, whether you like it or not, you need an email list. We don’t own social media. Yet, most online biz owners obsess over vanity metrics like how many followers and likes they have on social media. But, does it matter? Does it impact the viability of your business? Social media …

146: What Clients Need to Know: chasing “good workouts”, exercise programming, managing expectations, and the hardest part about being a legit personal trainer

What does it take to be a legit personal trainer? Does having a personal trainer certification really mean anything these days? Unfortunately, not really. it’s super easy to get certified- and you could be employed as a certified personal trainer by the end of this week…no, really, you could. The problem is, as consumers of the fitness industry, we don’t …

BIZ 001: So, You Want To Start A Business…

I promised myself I’d never do this. But as more and more questions poured in over the past year or so, and as entrepreneurship has taken a front seat on social media (at least for me!) and from my point of view, is being totally misrepresented, we’re doing it. Just like within the fitness and dieting industry, I see all …

145: Tips for Better Movement: Take Your Shoes Off and Don’t Wear Gloves

The developed world is interesting- it provides so many wonderful opportunities and advancements for quality of life increases- but what about movement? Humans were born to move- to move well and often. What we’ve done is developed things like cushiony shoes. While protecting our feet from the elements is important, our feet are actually meant to be just about as …

144: What’s Height Got To Do With It?

What’s it like being marginalized in height? Christina and Emily weigh in on the parallels (and the contrasts) of being 4’9″ and 6″0 tall. The IG post that inspired this episode can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxl76VenG29/ Find Emily: IG: emilygoughcoach Room to Grow Podcast

143: Fat Nike Mannequin Controversy- if you’re going to be concerned about your fat friends’ health, then you need to also be concerned about your thin friends’ health

The Nike store in London debuted their plus sized mannequin. This story should end right here- but it doesn’t- because the entire world is steeped in fat-phobia and it sucks. So, what’s the issue? All of it. People have spoken out that this mannequin undoes all of the work put into “the war against obesity” and promotes unhealthiness. This episode …

142: “I have to lose weight for health reasons” – nope, you still don’t need to pursue dieting or intentional weight loss- even for your health

I hear this a lot. “I have to lose weight for medical reasons.” Nope. Hate to break it to you, but doctors are the biggest perpetuators of intentional weight loss. Here’s the thing: you can pursue health and still not dive into intentional weight loss. Here’s the other thing: sometimes, yes, pursuing health leads to weight loss- but it is …

Breaking All The “Fashion Rules”- And Why You Should, Too

“These pants make my legs look big, I’m not wearing them.” Black is slimming, ya know? Light colored, neon pants on someone who’s bottom heavy (hey, hi, that’s me!) is something I learned to steer clear of. Have you ever done that? Curated a wardrobe from a place of “I want to hide my body as much as possible” versus …