If you haven't noticed already, I love talking about movement and exercise as a form of self-care and increasing body awareness.
Pilates was part of my recovery from a disordered relationship with food and exercise. When I found Helen Phelan, Brooklyn-based certified pilates instructor, I was excited to schedule a chat with her on the show.
Helen is a certified pilates instructor who believes movement's greatest benefit is its ability to change how you feel, not how you look. And that is the exact reason I embraced pilates when I was trying to move away from forced, punishing exercise.
Helen and I chat about:
🤸 myths about pilates;
🤸 why pilates can be for all body types and abilities if you find the right instructor;
🤸 the connection between intuitive eating and intuitive pilates;
🤸 measurable success in pilates that has nothing to do with losing weight;
🤸 how pilates can teach us body awareness, listening to our bodies while exercising and nourishing it with food;
🤸 Helen's approach to teaching and her online pilates workouts.
Especially now heading into the holiday season, we need to hear more non-diet messages about movement and exercise. We don't need to punish ourselves for enjoying the holidays. Movement and exercise can have a place in feeling good physically and mentally, without attaching shame and guilt.
Where to find Helen:
helenphelanstudio.com - access 300+ on-demand workouts
More about Helen:
Helen Phelan is a certified pilates instructor and has been teaching her unique blend of athletic strength work paired with nourishing mobility drills delivered with compassion since 2015. Class is all levels and personalizing movement to challenge or support you in whichever way you need is encouraged. The winner of Women's Health award for "Best Body Neutral Workout", Helen has been featured in InStyle, Well+Good, Bustle, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, and more. Follow Helen on IG @helenvphelan for quick workouts and anti-diet culture motivation to move your body with appreciation!
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