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Breaking Body Biases

By: Christine DeFilippis
  • Summary

  • an anti-diet and joyful movement podcast amplifying voices of fitness professionals, dietitians and health practitioners promoting HAES. Destroying diet culture one episode at a time.
    © 2023 Breaking Body Biases
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  • Why I closed Pop Fit Studio and What I am focusing on this holiday season - Ep 93
    Nov 21 2023

    In this emotional episode, I share why I closed Pop Fit Studio, a fitness space that was more than just a business for me and for many clients. This episode is not just about the closing of a brick-and-mortar business, but the complexities and emotions that come with such a huge change, and the reality of operating a fitness studio in the face of unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic.  Also shared: a different approach to fitness and food this holiday season.

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    15 mins
  • Barbie: Exploring Body Biases & Societal Expectations through the Barbie Movie - Ep 92
    Aug 3 2023

    Imagine the emotions stirred when a simple Barbie movie touches the core issues of body biases and societal expectations. That's what happened to me, your host, Christine DeFilippis, as I immersed myself in the film's brilliant marketing, powerful performances, and resonant themes. We're exploring how this movie brought to light the struggle against diet culture and the patriarchal standards that women grapple with daily. From toe-tapping dance sequences to America Ferrera's heart-piercing monologue, prepare to dive into a discussion that extends beyond the screen.

    Barbie's world is not just about pink convertibles and dream houses; it's a reflection of our struggle and resilience. The movie's portrayal of the maddening standards we're subject to is a poignant reminder of the empowerment and beauty that lies in challenging these norms. We're going to dissect the movie's impactful moments: America's impassioned speech, the dance sequences, and more. Join me as I share my reflections on the movie and how it resonates with the overarching challenge of navigating life in its varied aspects.

    As we wrap up our journey through the Barbie universe, we ponder the film's subtle yet profound messages. The celebration of aging, the beauty of adaptability, and the necessity to dismantle patriarchal norms and diet culture take center stage. In our quest for a more equitable world, these conversations matter. Together, let's be part of this change. So, get ready to challenge, reflect, and inspire as we delve into the impact of the Barbie movie.

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    38 mins
  • Mindful Movement: Nurturing a Positive Relationship with Exercise with Christine DeFilippis - Ep 91
    Jul 19 2023

    In this solo episode, I share my thoughts on Mindful Movement and how you can improve your relationship with exercise.

    In this episode, I talk about 
    👉🏻  mindful movement and its contrast with toxic fitness culture
    👉🏻 the negative mindset and obsession surrounding exercise that often leads to burnout and dissatisfaction
    👉🏻  the importance of shifting the focus from punishment or obligation to joy and self-care

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    33 mins

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