In this episode Weight Stigma expert and Fitness Professional Ragen Chastain shares her journey as a fat fitness professional and what changes need to happen to reduce harm.
Ragen Chastain is a speaker, writer, Multi-Certified Fitness Pro, and thought leader in Health at Every Size and weight stigma, with particular expertise in healthcare and fitness/wellness. Utilizing her background in research methods and statistics, Ragen has brought her signature mix of humor and hard facts to diverse stages from Google Headquarters to Dartmouth to the CanFitPro Conference. Author of the blog danceswithfat, the book Fat: The Owner’s Manual, co-author of HAES Health Sheets – weight neutral healthcare guides for practitioners, patients, and advocates - and editor of the anthology The Politics of Size, Ragen is frequently featured as an expert in print, radio, television, and documentary film. Ragen is a National dance champion, triathlete, and marathoner who holds the Guinness World Record for Heaviest Woman to Complete a Marathon, and co-founded the Fit Fatties Facebook group which has over 10,000 members. Ragen lives in LA with her partner and their two adorable dogs.
CONNECT WITH Ragen Chastain
Join Ragens video workshop “Getting Jiggly With It – Movement In a Fat Body”
(the program includes a pay-what-you-can option)
Fit Fatties Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/fitfatties
CONNECT WITH Breaking Body Biases
Breaking Body Biases Website
Breaking Body Biases on Instagram
Breaking Body Biases on Facebook
From this Episode:
Research bank: https://haeshealthsheets.com/resources/
(Note, this is part of a larger project that Ragen co-founded with Dr. Louise Metz and Tiana Dodson – in addition to the resource bank Dr. Metz and Ragen created diagnosis-specific guides to weight-neutral care for practitioners, patients, and advocates.)
Latoya’s podcast: https://linktr.ee/rfcpod