NBSV 109: Ren Jones on diversity + inclusion in the fitness industry
“Fitness is rooted in two things: patriarchy, and access.”
Ren Jones is a certified trainer and certified nutrition coach in Charlotte, North Carolina. His personal philosophy toward changing behaviors is centered around self-compassion over discipline, methods which have helped his clients make permanent change and heal their relationship with food.
Ren joined me for a crucial discussion about some of the most important issues facing the fitness industry today, a discourse that by no means can be contained to one podcast episode [and will be featured in many more to come.]
Important topics and points you don't want to miss:
>> Things that Ren has observed changing as a result of discussions around diversity + inclusion
>> What everyone in the fitness industry really wants to do [but why it's inherently flawed]
>> The positive role and relationship that the internet and social media have with access and inclusion
Connect with Ren:
>> Ren on Instagram
>> Ren on Facebook
Mentioned in this episode:
>> The Future of Fitness [published in Alive Magazine]
>> NBSV 045: Ren on guilt associated with self care, 4 gates of health, and B.S. on scale weight
>> NBSV 063: Ren on coaching, B.S. in the fitness and diet industries, & small but mighty habits
>> NBSV 077: Ren on race, equality, and inclusiveness in the fitness industry
Access a full transcript of the episode here.
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