Louise Green – Unleash your inner athlete at ANY size

By December 31, 2019 January 24th, 2020 Podcast

Louise Green – Unleash your inner athlete at ANY size

Many people feel they’re too fat to get really fit…which is what Louise Green believed until she had a transformational personal experience.  Her journey lead to authoring the book Big Fit Girl and helping women all over the world – of ALL shapes and sizes – unleash their inner athlete.

In this thought-provoking 55-minute podcast Louise and I discuss:

✔︎  Louise’s English Bulldog Henry (and what he has to do with size diversity).
✔︎  Changing how we view success (weight loss is just a by-product).
✔︎  Glenn doing a weight-inclusive workout wearing a 20 Kilo weights vest!
✔︎  Separating your worth from your weight.
✔︎  How slow change is not sexy (but finding your personal power is).
✔︎  That Australian women “do diet culture brilliantly”…but are ready to leave.
✔︎  Cultivating a positive body image in a culture of body shame.
✔︎  Surrounding yourself with body positive influences (and who to follow)
✔︎  Reversing the hierarchy of power with your trainer.
✔︎  Feeling completely comfortable to give your trainer feedback.
✔︎  Communicating with your trainer to get the best results.
✔︎  How to interview trainers to find the right fit for both of you.
✔︎  The impact of bad fitness experiences (and how to avoid them!)
✔︎  Overcoming fear of getting moving.
✔︎  Getting rid of nagging self-doubts and dealing with negative thinking.
✔︎  Audience questions from Liz, Lanair, Fiona & Helen

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If you loved this chat and feel like you need a helping hand to unleash your own inner athlete, Louise’s has a 6-Week Fully Online Fitness Program!  Our team tried it last year and LOVED it – not only do you get amazing training suited to your body by someone who gets it, you also get Louise’s wonderful energy and direct support, which is just as important.  I’ve also organized a special discount just for listeners to this podcast!!!

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Links from Podcast:

Download Missing Piece Ebook
Big Fit Girl Book
Poodle Science Video
Psychology of Eating, Movement, Weight, and Body Image Facebook Group
Louise’s Instagram
Mirna Valerio Instagram
Taryn Brumfitt Instagram
Jessamyn Stanley Instagram
Glenn’s Instagram
Diabetic Living Magazine
Louise’s Unleashed Program


Episode Highlights:

[05:40] An introduction to Louise and about her dog, Henry.
[06:25] On “Poodle Science”.
[07:34] How Louise started seeing her health and fitness in a new way.
[08:05] On feeling ‘sidelined’ in the fitness industry and building a business on this experience.
[09:22] On the personal training industry
[10:26] Louise’s advice to personal trainers on what the everyday person is wanting to achieve through movement and fitness
[12:06] On trainers putting themselves in the person’s position to understand what it would be like to move around in a larger body
[13:50] On trainers walking through their practice to see if it is setup for people in larger bodies
[16:05] On Louise’s approach and why so many women tether their value to their weight
[17:05] How Louise helps people deemphasise the scales and actually take the focus off weight
[18:08] The question Louise asks people when she works with them.
[16:57] Why Louise suggests focusing on how you want to feel rather than what you want to weigh.
[20:02] Louise’s history with dieting and being measured by BMI.
[21:30] On the dieting industry making weight loss seem sexy and easy.
[23:12] About people who have been stuck in diet culture being are ready for another paradigm.
[23:50] Louise’s perspective of the women she coaches from Australia and diet culture in Australia.
[25:26] About Glenn’s Facebook group
[26:26] On the questions from Glenn’s Facebook group for Louise centring on developing body-positivity in a culture that is so weight-bias.
[27:39] On changing your sphere and introducing a range of body-positive people in your life.
[29:50] Louise on Instagram.
[30:19] Louise’s suggestions for great Instagram body positive follows.
[32:02] How Louise suggests choosing your trainer, and the hierarchy between client and trainer.
[37:42] On bad fitness experiences.
[39:35] Removing nagging self-doubting feelings of going on the next fad diet.
[42:42] On developing diet resilience.
[43:40] On developing body positivity being work, but work that sticks.
[44:15] Louise’s collaboration with Diabetic Living – the Australian publication.
[46:42] About Louise’s online training.
[48:57] The type of people Louise works with.
[52:20] Final thoughts.