This is what a real woman's body looks like - and it's beautiful.
This week on our social we explored themes of body positivity and body acceptance. We presented brave women who are normalizing what real bodies look like, without filters, or photoshop, or any of the other fakery that is presented as normal and real. The out pouring of positive comments was amazing to see and feel. Many women identified with the images as finally being representative of what 'real' human bodies look like, and thousands found beauty and self acceptance in the photos.
Things got a little heated when we explored wether or not beauty standards were now a matter of socioeconomic class, and something only available to the elite and ultra-rich. We deconstructed a popular internet meme that prominently features the Kardashians. Before you get too pissed off at the meme, please make sure that you read the caption. The comments section turned into a bit of a brawl, but a good debate was had by all.
Asking if people felt that the media has focused too much on Adele's weight loss and not her new Album brought out some really interesting perspectives on how judged women are no matter what they choose for themselves. It's an important but difficult conversation, and we should have maybe put a trigger warning up. This conversation inspired a lot of divergent opinions.
Make sure that you follow us on instagram via any of the links above to stay connected to the top fitness and wellness stories of the day, and to add your voice to the conversation. We want to start turning the tide against impossible beauty standards by encouraging dialogue that runs counter to the obscene manipulations that are taking place, largely at the expense of our common sense.
BodyRock is changing.
The biggest news of the week is that over the holidays we are transitioning out of the fitness equipment business, and refocusing BodyRock on content. You can read more about how and why we are pivoting our business here.
We will be selling out of our best selling fitness gear starting with our Halloween Sale (30% off all fitness gear store wide - use code SPOOKY30) and not restocking these items. If you are looking to outfit your home gym, this is a great opportunity to pick up some exceptional deals.
We also have a special 1 month free trial for our fitness streaming platform BodyRockPlus.com - exclusively for our readers. This extended free trial is more than enough time to try out our Introduction to Strength Training, or our Intro to HIIT Bootcamp. There are dozens of programs to choose from. We hope that you will join us.
Joining BodyRockPlus is the best way to support the work that we are doing here, and it will also help you get into the best shape of your life - whatever that looks like for you.
As always, thank you for your continued support.