Podcast Episodes

Episode 93: Why I closed Pop Fit Studio and What I am focusing on this holiday season

Nov 22, 2023

In this emotional episode, I share why I closed Pop Fit Studio, a fitness space that was more than just a business for me and for many clients. This episode is not just about the closing of a brick-and-mortar business, but the complexities and emotions that come with such a huge...

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Episode 92 - Barbie: Exploring Body Biases & Societal Expectations through the Barbie Movie

Aug 03, 2023

Imagine the emotions stirred when a simple Barbie movie touches the core issues of body biases and societal expectations. That's what happened to me, your host, Christine DeFilippis, as I immersed myself in the film's brilliant marketing, powerful performances, and resonant themes....

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Episode 91 - Mindful Movement: Nurturing a Positive Relationship with Exercise with Christine DeFilippis

Jul 19, 2023

In this solo episode, I share my thoughts on Mindful Movement and how you can improve your relationship with exercise.

In this episode, I talk about 
  mindful movement and its contrast with toxic fitness culture
the negative mindset and obsession surrounding exercise that...

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Episode 90: Why I No Longer Weigh or Measure Myself or Clients as a Fitness Instructor and What I Do Instead

Jul 12, 2023

In this solo episode, I share my thoughts on weighing and measuring myself and my clients. As a fitness instructor, it's often the #1 tool to track progress. Why I no longer suggest it as a way to measure success and what I do instead.

In this episode, I talk about 

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Episode 89 - The ReBranding of Beachbody to Bodi with Christine DeFilippis

Jun 29, 2023

In this solo episode, I share my thoughts on the rebranding of Beachbody to Bodi. Bodi claims to have shifted their brand to be a "Health Esteem Brand". What does it mean? Are they more inclusive or is this simply another brand jumping on the bandwagon to seem more accessible? And what...

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Episode 88 - Creating Fitness Experiences for Every Body with Cari Gangaram

May 31, 2023

Listen to this week's episode with Cari Gangaram; certified Fitness Instructor and the founder of everyBODY Fitness with Cari.

Cari shares her journey from hating exercise to becoming a certified fitness instructor. 
How her past trauma with gyms and fitness led her to create a...

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Episode 87 - Why I no longer focus on weight as a fitness professional with Christine DeFilippis

May 25, 2023

In this solo episode,  I talk about why I no longer focus on my weight and no longer promote intentional weight loss with clients.

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Ep 86 - Breaking up with Diet Culture & Reimagining Movement with Physical Therapist DR Lisa Folden

May 17, 2023

Listen to this week's episode with Dr Lisa Folden; a Weight-inclusive physical therapist & anti-diet health & body image coach.

We talk about breaking up with diet culture, weight stigma in healthcare and so much more

Dr. Lisa N. Folden is a North Carolina licensed physical...

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Ep 84 - Fostering a Healthy Body Image for your Kids with Dr Charlotte Markey

Apr 20, 2023

Listen to this week's episode with Charlotte Markey PhD; Professor of Psychology, Department Chair Health Sciences Rutgers University, NJ and author.


We talk about her book and advice for parents that want to help kids foster a healthy body image

Charlotte Markey, Ph.D., is a...

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Ep 82: Body Freedom and Mindset with FitPro & Life Coach Gretchen Gegg M.Ed

Apr 13, 2023

Listen to this week's episode with M.Ed. & Certified Life Coach Gretchen Gegg


We talk about 

Body Freedom


State first goals
and more

Gretchen Gegg is a life coach and fitness educator with a passion for helping people find the freedom to live with...

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