Recently featured on Women's Running Magazine's front cover, the gorgeous Erica Schenk has inspired tons of women in her very short career.
At only 18 years old, landing the cover shoot made Erica's image go viral all over the world. The magazine made a bold statement to say that runners are not categorized by one body type, and this simple message has struck a powerful chord with people everywhere.
Now Erica, who has been running for over a decade, is speaking out about her love of running in hopes to further encourage people of any size, weight and age to get active!
"Any person who feels like they are a runner [is one], no matter if you enjoy jogging, sprinting, long distance, or any other kind of running. The difference is if you enjoy it." the aspiring model explains.
Running offers a host of benefits that can improve your wellbeing. Erica likes to run to relieve stress and anxiety, boost her mental clarity and feel confident. Weight loss can be one benefit for some people, but not everyone's body responds the same way. That is why not every runner has an ultra-slender figure.
"Most [magazines] show a size 2/4 and very well-toned women and men." Erica tells Pop Sugar. She wants to put an end to the misconception that all athletic people are within that size margin.
This wise and body-confident young woman is a great role model to girls of any size, and we are loving the positive message she is sending!
What are your thoughts? Should fitness publications feature more plus-sized cover models?
Source: Pop Sugar
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