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Radiant Vitality's Core Values
The Joyful Movement Manifesto
I created these 10 guiding principles based on my values about movement.
They form the backbone of my work and are how
I support my clients to find what moves them.
Reject Diet Mentality
Disconnect exercise from weight loss. Exercise to feel good, not to burn calories or earn food.
We are more than a physical body. Honour your spiritual, emotional and mental bodies’ needs when choosing exercise.
Say NO to Punishment
Forget “no pain no gain”. Exercise should never hurt. Say NO to punitive, tortuous exercise programs.
Challenge the Gym Police
The Gym Police are thoughts in your head reinforcing all the rules diet culture has created about how to exercise. Scream a loud “no” to thoughts that you’re not doing it right if you don’t workout for a full hour with heavy weights, cardio, HIIT training, etc, etc.
Respect your Limitations
Tune in to your body’s signals (pain, energy level, mood, menses). Respect your body’s cues by modifying as needed.
Stop Relying on External Validation
Listen to your body rather than trackers, apps or the scale to tell you that you got it “right”. Practice attunement.
Honour your Need for Rest
It’s part of the program. Don’t wait for an injury or burn out to justify a rest day.
Find Your People
Community matters. Feeling a part of a community is one of the biggest motivating forces. Find people who support your goals and build you up. A little healthy competition is ok, as long as it’s friendly.
Do What Moves You
There’s no right and wrong way to move – Do what brings you joy! Try new activities that light you up and make you feel strong, successful, connected, alive.
Challenge yourself on your terms.
It’s ok to work hard and push yourself if you’re having fun and your body is ready. Try new things, round out your fitness repertoire with a variety of activities, but do it because it’s fun not because you think you “should”.
Copyright 2020, Radiant Vitality Wellness. Please provide credit if using the principles in your work.