The Fat Personal Trainer is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, weightlifter, and body-positive activist.
She is also fat.
No – like, really fat.
If this flies in the face of what you think a personal trainer is, or what a fat person can or should be doing, I'd like to invite you to take a few moments to reconsider those assumptions. For an introduction to the revolutionary movement known as Health At Every Size® (HAES), click here.
As a fat personal trainer, she combines her knowledge of fitness training with a keen understanding of clients who are struggling with weight-related shame and judgment that may be haunting them from as far back as middle-school phys ed, and as recently as this morning.
In other words, she gets it.
She loves powerlifting, swimming, and (oddly enough) the elliptical.
Her mission in life is to spread the word that people of all sizes (INCLUDING YOU) are capable of improving their lives by feeding their bodies well and engaging in joyful movement.
You can starve a Saint Bernard, but you ain’t gonna turn it into a Greyhound.
And really, why would you want to? Saint Bernards are majestic, beautiful creatures. They are brave, dedicated, affectionate, highly resistant to cold and they save lives (unless you try to starve them, in which case their wonderful qualities cannot be realized).
(Psst … it’s the same thing with people.)
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The exercise routines described in this blog are examples and should not be construed as specific advice. While it is hoped that you will find this blog informative and motivating, we at The Fat Personal Trainer recommend that your individual workout plan be designed in consultation with an appropriate professional. Find a size-friendly trainer, nutritionist or other help at the HAES Registry.