Today I want to bring you my interview with a personal trainer and absolute rockstar Natalie Carey. But she's not just a personal trainer — she is a body positive personal trainer.
Maybe you've always thought that fit bodies should only look a certain way. If you don't have a lean body, visible abs and bubble butt, you cannot call yourself fit…
This couldn't be further from the truth. I learned it the hard way, when I realized how much damage I had caused myself after years of overtraining and under eating… More about overtraining here.
Natalie has been through a big transformation from a ballet dancer with really restrictive eating habits and body image issues, to a body positive personal trainer for whom fitness means much more than just looking a certain way.
In this interview, you'll learn why body positivity in fitness matters, how to find yourself a body positive trainer, and how to start liking your body.
Here's the interview — I hope you enjoy it!
Here are the timestamps for this video:
01:30 Natalie introduces herself and tells us how she became a body positive trainer
02:50 Why and how Natalie changed her approach to fitness, from never being happy with her body, to becoming more body positive
05:20 How Natalie made the decision to start loving herself the way she was
07:05 How to cultivate healthier approach to health and fitness
08:05 Why it's normal to want to eat sometimes cupcakes, sometimes salads!
09:00 Remove triggering things that make you feel bad about yourself
10:40 How body positivity shows up in Natalie's work with her personal training clients
11:30 How to know if your trainer is really body positive
16:35 What are the things that Natalie would like to change in the fitness industry
19:20 The truth behind the popular before and after pictures
22:15 Natalie's core beliefs about health and fitness
23:15 Calorie and macro tracking: good or bad?
25:50 Managing anxiety
28:10 Something that Natalie is super excited about right now.
Thank you for the interview Natalie!!
Learn more about Natalie:
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