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#35 Reconnecting with our bodies - lesson from training in healing through movement with Allison Tenney

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The way we move is everything. 


Joining me on the show today is a friend of mine who shares many of the same views I do within the fitness industry, Allison Tenney! Allison is a Strengths and Conditioning Coach based in the US and has prided herself on the effort she’s made to integrate personal development strategies into her classes. She has led a diverse client base of mothers, college athletes, and fitness professionals towards achieving their goals and building a mindset that is rooted in compassion and honesty. 


In this episode, we discuss why movement is such a fundamental component to our health and wellness journeys, how Allison has built a sense of trust and community through the work she’s done, as well as the personal growth lessons we’ve learned from our own children that have surprised us. 


To learn more, tune in to Episode 35 of Fitness UnFiltered!


Some Questions I Ask:


  • What does your business look like now that everything has moved online? (5:31)
  • How do you approach challenging limiting beliefs when new clients come to you for the first time (9:01)
  • How difficult do you think it is to undo the toxic fitness culture that has been ingrained in so many people you’ve seen? (12:56)
  • How would you integrate foundational fitness into your programs if you were just starting out in this industry? (28:42)
  • What are your top three favourite books? (1:19:20)


In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Why Allison treats her work as a practice and uses it to carry out internal work (10:23)
  • Why sitting in discomfort is a key factor to building emotional resilience (19:09)
  • Why the language we use surrounding fitness is so important (21:10)
  • How Allison creates a safe space to explore fitness on a deeper level (26:21)
  • Why Allison believes there is a disconnect between our minds and our bodies (32:21)
  • Allison’s perspective on taking accountability, being open to feedback, and listening with intent (36:20)
  • Where my anxiety around confrontation stems from & Why we should approach discomfort with curiosity (40:30)
  • How our internal beliefs allow judgement to pass on the world around us (46:12)
  • Why we should approach internal work from a place of compassion and honesty (51:23)
  • Personal development lessons we’ve learned as mothers (57:25)
  • The lessons Allison personally resonates with in relation to her self growth (1:03:56)
  • The distinction between trauma and discomfort (1:09:37)
  • The value that comes with finding genuine friendships (1:12:05)


Let’s Connect!


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