Podcast 6: Fitness Psychology & Counselling with Leah Gilbert

Have you ever thought that working with a Fitness Mental Coach was only for elite athletes? Whether you are a beginner athlete or more advanced, you know that to be successful in achieving your fitness and athletic goals, means getting help from others  such as a trainer, massage therapist, nutritionist etc. So it’s feasible to consider that working with someone specialized to help you with your mental game, could be of great benefit as you progress.

In this latest Plus Performance podcast, we chat with Leah Gilbert, the Founder of Body Positive Athletes, about the benefits of working with a fitness psychology expert:  from resetting your foundation and relationship with joyful movement, to healing from body image traumas and optimizing your mental preparation to align with your fitness and athletic goals.

Key points:

[3:35]  Reasons for creating a separate relationship with a fitness mental coach.

[8:15 ] Counselling for body image and providing obesity support to address weight trauma (believing you are not worthy) and weight stress (desire to fix yourself feel accepted)

[14:08] Growth of fitness psychology with the everyday athlete to learn how to excel and persevere through the tough times.

[16:40] Understanding where in the process to engage a fitness mental coach.

[24:00]  How to assess if investing in this type of relationship makes sense for you.

[27:30]  What to look for in a fitness mental coach.

[29:30] Methods Leah Gilbert uses to work with her clients, and how to contact her.

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About the Author:

Krista is the Founder of Born to Reign Athletics, a website dedicated to motivating, educating and celebrating plus size women who unleash their inner athlete as a means of living a healthy life.  She is an award-winning multi-sport athlete in triathlon and indoor rowing, and is recognized as a global leader in plus size fitness and athletics.

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