Sept. 6, 2022

Pride in Your Body - Ep.7

Pride in Your Body - Ep.7

If you are at a point in life where you are seeking to rise above the toxicity of body image expectations in sports, then this episode is for you! Pride in Your Body is real talk about learning to take pride in the body you’ve worked so hard to build to perform in your sport. Rey shares her real-life experiences on how she goes about shifting her mindset to love for body acceptance. She also shares key facts about the challenges faced by athletes to meet societal body image expectations. Finally, Rey wraps up the episode with 3 actionable steps for you to successfully become proud of your body:

  1. We must push back on athletic body image stereotypes to promote an inclusive sporting community
  2. Conquering body image issues begins with a mindset shift on personal expectations
  3. Allow others to inspire you to reach your potential instead of bringing you down

Hold the Mic: BodySense


[1] Body image in sports: The athletic pressure to be “beautiful” | Special Issue – The Link

[2] Serena Williams talks body image, says she's been 'undervalued' and 'underpaid' in tennis | GMA

[3] How Serena Williams learned to love her body, stop comparing herself to Venus | GMA

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