Posts in Diversity and Inclusion
Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters More Than Ever in Group Fitness Classes

This may be partially because when we talk about Diversity and Inclusion in the Group Fitness space, it often translates to mean let’s focus on the diversity of the classes offered and not necessarily who is in the classes. D&I is really about the people and making space for everyone to have a safe space where they feel accepted as they are to workout. Instead of diversifying our class offerings, we need to take intentional effort to diversify the people composition of our class participants.

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Simon Says.... Stop Body Shape Cueing in Your Class

But in all of our work, especially in a group fitness class, it’s important that we do not place our own desires (or insecurities) onto our class. We must learn to be inclusive and treat every body type as a healthy, beautiful body type, because IT IS. And when we cue our students to think certain parts of their body aren’t beautiful, we can impact their own personal body image and their confidence internally and externally.

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In Order to be Culturally Aware...You First Have to Be Aware.

The article made several generalizations on Black Women and how we approach our health, opinions on BMI, and how we should be treated in order to feel included. We are NOT all the same; we do not all have the same opinions nor do we want to be treated the same. We are individuals with varying cultural experiences and perspectives and to be encourage cultural awareness activities that do NOT acknowledge this is a critical missing piece that should not have been overlooked.

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