Deconstructing the FItness-Industrial Complex
Deconstructing the FItness-Industrial Complex

The Fitness Industrial Complex uplifts some bodies while denigrating others. Bodies that are Black, Brown, queer, trans, poor, fat, and disabled--bodies that don't conform, that resist and disrupt--are excluded from being "fit." Through the stories and experiences of activist trainers, coaches, and bodyworkers of diverse identities and experiences, this anthology interrogates: 1) The ideas and beliefs we’ve internalized about health, fitness, and our own and others’ bodies; 2) How to deconstruct and re-envision fitness as a practice for all bodies; 3) The fitness industry’s role in upholding and reinforcing oppression; 4) Exclusivity, unsafety, and harm in mainstream fitness spaces; 5) How to empower ourselves and our communities to push back against the FIC

Speaking directly to sick, queer, trans, disabled, and BIPOC readers, Deconstructing the Fitness Industrial Complex is part urgent inquiry, part radical deconstruction, and part call to action: to build spaces that welcome and work for all; to reclaim movement as a vital and liberatory practice; and to embody a model of joy and community care outside the mainstream fitness culture.

Author(s): Various
Year: 2023
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in. 
Cover: Softcover
ISBN: 9781623177270
Language: English

Found in: Criticism  Health  Politics  Sports