Powerful Beyond Measure, Limitless Beyond Expectation: Meet Verticity's Allee Beatty

Powerful Beyond Measure, Limitless Beyond Expectation: Meet Verticity's Allee Beatty

As we count down the days until WDTB Nashviille is here, we’re excited to introduce you to some of the rockstar fitness instructors who will be a huge part of making the event special!

Meet Allee Beatty, senior instructor and studio manager at Verticity Cycling in Nashville, one of our amazing WDTB studio partners, and host of our chill station, a space to decompress, stretch, and chill out during the event. Allee is a bold, embodied, and empowered woman who shares her views with us on the connection between inner and outer strength!

Be sure to sign up to chill out with Allee’s team in their “chill station” at We Dare To Bare in Nashville on November 4th, and follow along with her and Verticity Cycling on Instagram! @alleebeatty and @verticitycycling

Want to support Allee, her team and Movemeant all at the same time? Donate to the Verticity Team fundraising page and help them become the #1 fundraising team! All funds raised will go towards Movemeant’s body-positive impact programs!

Movemeant Foundation: How has fitness impacted your the way you feel about yourself?

Allee Beatty: Fitness—for me, yoga and indoor cycling—has been a hammer to destroy the chains of the optical illusion… meaning, my fitness journey has taken me out of my eyes and into my energy.  How I feel before, during, and after a workout is exceedingly more important than how I look. It’s the mind-body connection fostered on a mat or on a bike that makes you realize you are powerful beyond measure, limitless beyond expectation, and boundless beyond the boundaries that have been laid for you.  It’s an unlocking of your personal power, not an earning. It was there all along.

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MF: How did fitness come into your life?

AB: I’m a former ultra-competitive tri-sport athlete with an insatiable desire to win.  I started my fitness journey at first in college as a softball player, but only truly tapped into the nature of ‘fitness’ or the act of becoming ‘fit’ after my first yoga teacher training.  It was monolithic in my life narrative. A removing of a veil between my body and my highest self. Realizing the questions, the wanting, the desire, the needs… the answers to everything was already in my blood and bones.  I just needed to learn to look inward, not outward.

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MF: What would you say to someone who wants to be active but doesn't believe they fit the fitness "body ideal"?

AB: An ideal is just that—it lives in your head.  Live in your body, notice how you feel, and the power you have to affect that.  An ideal is a magnet to which we’re all drawn at first, but it doesn’t serve us to crowd on the pedestal, even if we’re capable of getting there.  Instead, best to be your own anchor, your own gravity, your own ideal. There’s more than enough room for you at the top of the throne you build yourself.  And from there, we’ll all wave at each other, raising other women up to their heights, too.

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MF: If you could say anything to your 13 year old self, what would it be?

AB: You are loved.  You are learning to fall in love with the greatest and most worthy person, deserving of your unconditional and abundant love… yourself.

MF: What kind of music gets your heart pounding?

AB: Well, you can find out by checking out my Spotify profile!


YOUR BODY IS A MAGNIFICENT VESSEL: Meet GetFit615's Kate Moore!

YOUR BODY IS A MAGNIFICENT VESSEL: Meet GetFit615's Kate Moore!

As we count down the days until WDTB Nashviille is here, we’re excited to introduce you to some of the rockstar fitness instructors who will be a huge part of making the event special! Meet Kate Moore, owner of GetFit615! Kate is not only an incredible fitness instructor, but an advocate for body positivity and women’s empowerment! Kate’s belief that our bodies are a magnificent vessel for who we actually are, and her dedication to the practice of self-work and continuing growth in order show up more presence in this world, are just a few of the reasons that her partnership with Movemeant is so perfect! Be sure to sign up to sweat it out with Kate at We Dare To Bare in Nashville on November 4th, and follow along with her and GetFit615 on Instagram! @GetFit615

Embracing Change with Movemeant

Embracing Change with Movemeant

I quickly learned to love working out with friends. It was so motivating and we always pushed each other to be better. But most of all, it was a whole lot of fun! The impact has been long lasting -  fitness has since been an important part of my life. -Liz Hershfield

What To Expect at We Dare to Bare NYC 2018!

What To Expect at We Dare to Bare NYC 2018!

The big day is almost here, and we couldn’t be more excited as we gear up for Dare to Bare NYC 2018! We know you’re as pumped as we are to unite with your fellow empowered females (hello, #bodpos party!), and as we draw closer, we want to share with you what you can expect to make the most out of your day!

#BEMOREHUMAN

#BEMOREHUMAN

It is an honor and a privilege to be included in Reebok’s #BEMOREHUMAN campaign. Through this campaign, we are spreading a message that the physical and emotional inner-confidence that we gain from movement, sports, and the communities we build around fitness-related activities, is directly reflected in our everyday life, both personally and professionally.

What To Expect at We Dare To Bare SF 2018

What To Expect at We Dare To Bare SF 2018

Not sure what to expect at 'We Dare To Bare NYC' this coming Saturday, May 12th? Well, here's a quick rundown of everything you might be wondering. All the sports bras! All the swag! All the healthy snacks! They're headed your way!

Movemeant Welcomes Our New Executive Director

Movemeant Welcomes Our New Executive Director

Movemeant Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Johanna Sylvestor as its next Executive Director. She joins the team with extensive experience in the non-profit space, and will be overlapping for several months with Founder Jenny Gaither and CEO/Founding Member Charina Lumley, who are both moving to Movemeant Foundation’s Board of Directors in June. The selection was made after an extensive national search and selection process.

Sheding shirts, saving laundry, and being a BOSS. A story by Mandy Bynum

Sheding shirts, saving laundry, and being a BOSS. A story by Mandy Bynum

The Movemeant Foundation sits close to my heart. Everyday when I put my feet to the floor, it’s not my husband, my son, or anyone else I go to work for (well, you know.. I have bills to pay and stuff but you know what I mean). It’s that 12 year old girl who was working her butt off in school, staying late for dance company rehearsals followed by soccer practice, and then heading home to pound out homework. That girl dreamed of being a BOSS one day.

4 Ways To Spring Up Your Morning Routine

4 Ways To Spring Up Your Morning Routine

Morning routines give us the chance to set the tone for our day, establish our priorities and center our focus on what’s most important.

So, what should your morning routine look like? It depends, for some, an a.m. regimen might mean going on a run or doing yoga, while for others it’s having a cup of coffee and reading the morning news. Here are some of our fave ways to make sure we're not just waking up on the right side of the bed, but starting the whole morning right.

Make the most out of 'Dare To Bare NYC'

Make the most out of 'Dare To Bare NYC'

'Dare To Bare' is a day to recognize beauty in all its different shapes and sizes. It’s a day to silence our critical voices through successes that are earned with each and every drop of sweat.  Find out everything you'll experience at 'Dare To Bare NYC' here.

Movemeant Foundation Rings Closing Bell at NYSE

Movemeant Foundation Rings Closing Bell at NYSE

In celebration and awareness of the 'Dare To Bare' Charity Fitness Festival returning to New York City on Sunday, October 1st, Movemeant Foundation had the honor of ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, August 23.  This venerable, longstanding tradition offered Movemeant the opportunity to generate awareness for health, fitness and empowerment programs for women and girls across the country.

In Memoriam: Kelly Hurley, Beloved Friend and Movemeant Foundation Partner

In Memoriam: Kelly Hurley, Beloved Friend and Movemeant Foundation Partner

On behalf of the team at Movemeant Foundation, it is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our Vice President, Kelly Hurley. She was 31 years old.  Many of you knew Kelly as a vibrant and unique personality; a steadfast champion of social activism. This included everything from her work in women's self-acceptance and body-positivity at Movement Foundation, to sparking engaging political dialogue on women's rights, LGBTQ, and more.

Own Your #BellyJelly

Own Your #BellyJelly

We challenge the status quo by being radically honest about our bodies. We bare our #bellyjelly to show others that it’s strength, grace and grit that lies underneath. We work hard.  We fight hard.  We sweat hard.  To start a revolution where we feel powerful in the skin we’re in. 

Partnerships that will Change the World

Partnerships that will Change the World

Meredith Corporation, the nation’s leading media and marketing company serving 102 million American women, hosted its first-ever BrandFront presentation and unveiled its compelling new “Partnerships That Will Change the World” platforms, which included Movemeant Foundation.

An Epic Experience at 'Dare To Bare NYC'

An Epic Experience at 'Dare To Bare NYC'

Not sure what to expect at 'Dare To Bare NYC' on Sunday, Oct. 2nd?  Here's a quick rundown of everything you might be wondering.  Not yet registered for 'Dare To Bare'? Well what are you waiting for?  Register today!