She’s a Newcastle fitness coach that steers Geordies away from diets and in the direction of embracing the body that they’re in.
Kim Stacey is the founding father of the web fitness enterprise, Body Image Fitness, which offers train lessons with a distinction. The 37-year-old mum from Kenton tells purchasers to bin the weight loss plan and have a good time their body for what it could actually do – reasonably than the quantity on the scales.
With classes starting from burlesque and stomach dance to yoga and kettlebells, Kim’s focus is on boosting body confidence whereas nurturing psychological and bodily well being.
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“Body Image Fitness is different because I make it clear you do not need to change a thing about your body to gain body acceptance or a better perception of yourself,” she stated.
“It comes from what’s inside – no quantity of fixing the surface will assist.
“I do this through a membership that offers different types of movement classes, with absolutely no diet talk and no body shame. The membership also offers body image support, and a course on intuitive eating with a certified intuitive eating counsellor and nutritionist.”
Kim launched her enterprise in 2020 after spending years battling with her weight and hopes to spare different ladies from the identical.
But whereas the coach has been praised by purchasers for her inclusive strategy to fitness she’s not been with out her critics. In truth, the mum-of-one says she has been accused of “promoting obesity.”
“It is quite a controversial thing, although I don’t think it should be,” she stated.
“People feel very strongly about it. I get accused of this horrible term of ‘promoting obesity.’
“I suffered from disordered consuming and once I bought to my slimmest, my purpose weight, I used to be so ailing. Since I stepped away from that I’ve grow to be quite a bit more healthy however I’ve bought greater.
“I am trying to let people see that we are not all supposed to be one size and that the amount of physical activity you do is a much better marker of health than losing weight a lot of the time.”
She continued: “Sadly we still hear such awful headlines shaming fat people and skinny people. They’re damaging, dangerous and shock tactics simply do not work.
“I absolutely respect that quite a lot of what we discuss, have a good time, and stand for is completely different from what individuals are used to, rejecting weight loss plan tradition appears excessive. But instances are altering, folks realise now that diets simply don’t work and it’s time to begin celebrating our our bodies and what they do for us.”