“Looking back, I wish I could tell my younger self that her self-worth and confidence is more than being "skinny" and that there are healthier ways to overcome mental pain. It's about being strong, feeling well, and feeling comfortable in your own body, which is what I eventually found through exercise. It's about living your passions and being proud of your accomplishments.”
By Paige Festa, Founder and Designer for Thirteen Fit Apparel
“These are the reasons why I am a part of the Movemeant Foundation,” Sophia stated. “I’m doing it for that young girl who was so afraid of not being good enough. I’m doing it for me.”
With empowerment through movement and education at the forefront of our strategy, Movemeant Foundation facilitates a body-positive curriculum for middle school girls. Week #2 in our 12-week curriculum is dedicated to teaching students about genetics and body diversity. Our 45-minute session revolves around how genetics play a huge role in our body size. We also explain how internal and external stimuli may change our bodies through time. With this knowledge, we hope to encourage our youth to accept their bodies as they are, freeing them to move with joy.
“I tried for so long to dim my light to make others comfortable and now I want to show girls that by becoming invisible we give away our power. By speaking up and showing up, especially when it’s uncomfortable or scary, we are instilling in ourselves that we have value to add, while empowering others to do the same. “
By Jenny Gaither
7 ideas to make 2019 your favorite year yet.
We’re not experts, were just a group of hype-girls trying to find a balance between working out and drinking margaritas – but here’s some unsolicited advice anyway!
The holidays always come with a menu of stressors ranging from tight gifting budgets to uncomfortable family dynamics. This season, don’t let the abundance of sugary treats and libations be another cause of stress -- or hangovers. Check out our sweet swap tricks using SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener find recipes that will sweeten up your life without sending you crashing down.
Coming to us all the way from Houston, Texas, Carmen Morgan worked in education as an art teacher for five years before pursuing fitness full time. Her experience as a teacher enabled her to become the fun & respected Personal Trainer she is today. Carmen will be bringing her expansive knowledge and high engery to bring you her infamous BOOTY WERK class! You can expect an intense lower body workout focusing on tightening & lifting those assets! Attendees will be working their 🍑 from all angles and will be left feeling nothing BUTT powerful.
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!
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
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!
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.
Hydration is key when temperatures soar, but some of our favorite summer drinks are loaded with added sugar. But fear not, you can still enjoy those summer sips without the extra calories. Delicious drink recipes from SPLENDA® can help you stay balanced and quench your thirst all summer long.
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 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.
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.
No matter what size I’ve been, someone has always been out there to remind me that it’s wrong. Too small, too big, too everything. I convinced myself for a long time that it didn’t bother me, but the more I tried to ignore it and be “fine” with it, the more I grew to realize how much it influenced my life...
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.
"Being that I now felt like the best version of myself I needed a new challenge. That’s when I signed up for the “Dare to Bare” event. To celebrate all that I have overcome in the past year and a half..."
If you didn't know it, today is THE global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world.