This weekend the Movemeant team packed our bags and headed out to the SHAPE Body Shop event in Los Angeles, California! For the 4th year in a row, we were lucky to be featured as the benefitting charity partner for this inspiring and sweaty event! Read all about our exciting adventure with celebrity guests, goats and our new matching tattoos!
Ready. Set. BARE.
“I force myself to wake up each day and reclaim my power. I stare down my ED each morning, announcing to it, and to myself, that I will not be controlled. I will not be consumed. I will choose to stand up and fight.” - Meredith Essalat
“The night I was assaulted, I lost control over my body and my sense of self. I spent the next few years desperately trying to regain control, but the trauma and denial of the incident left me fumbling to put the pieces back together.”
- Janelle Lescure
Let’s choose to honor International Women’s Day by recognize the powerful women in our lives who make the world a better place. Let’s choose to celebrate our successes and triumphs that have given us the freedoms we experience every day. And with all of our celebration and recognition, lets not forget to acknowledge where there is room for growth and use this day to rekindle our fire and connection so we can come together to create solutions.
If you feel you have a complicated relationship with food - we feel you on that. These days you can’t scroll through instagram, turn on the TV, or even go outside without hearing about the newest diet fad or trendy “superfood” we must consume NOW (cue the eye roll). It’s hard out here for a well-rounded, body-positive woman!
Week #3 in our 12-week curriculum is designed to combat this harmful commentary and teach students about food and what it means to us. We encourage our girls to develop a healthy relationship with food - one that both honors their hunger, their health and their taste buds.
10 years is a long time. I feel like a totally different person than the girl I was 10 years ago. So much has happened and so much has changed. How I view the world has evolved from what it was 10 years ago—along with my goals, priorities, opinions, fears, and dreams. Ten years holds a lot of missed experiences. Ten years is a long time to be gone.
We know you have your Movemeant on lock (hello, Sunday 5k, Tuesday morning PiYo, or weekend We Dare to Baring), but do you have everything you need for before and after you sweat? Don’t worry, we have you covered with these must-have gym bag essentials.
“For that 6th grade version of myself, so nervous about all of the unknowns ahead: I wish she could even begin to imagine what my life looks like today. And I would tell her: Thank you.” - Katie Dalton
“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
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
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!