Manage episode 341123678 series 2895935
Our society tells us that we are supposed to look, act, and be a certain way. But the reality is that a majority of us do not fit into those ideal molds. And half of the people that do, are faking it.
Stacy Sorgen has been a health and fitness professional for well over a decade, and she does not fit the mold. She had to carve her own path in one of the most judgmental industries there is. Join us for a conversation about how she fought back against expectations in order to help others live their best lives.
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I am an HAES-aligned American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer with 12+ years of training experience. I’ve taught mat-based Pilates, Spin, CoreMania, Silver Sneakers, Adaptive Strength Training, Yoga, Total Body Conditioning, Bootcamps, etc. I work with many organizations, and have taught onsite and online corporate classes at Google, Adobe, Davis Wright Tremaine, McKinstry, EXOS, Fremont Athletic Club, and more. I’ve coached runners for 15+ years and served as Head Coach for SoleMates for GOTRPS for 5 years. I hold Yoga Teacher Certification RYT200 (2015), STOTT Pilates Mat-based practice training (2010), and a certification as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (2013). I completed the 9 month Body Trust Project: School for Unlearning in 2021 and the Promoting Body Trust in Your Work for Practitioners in 2022, both hosted by Be Nourished. I’m dedicated to creating an environment for movement that is equitable, accessible, and diverse. Social justice is paramount and I strive to continue growing in my ability to be of service and support to groups traditionally excluded by the diet/wellness industrial complex. I recently completed a 3 workshop program with Dianne Bondy and Amber Karen’s with “Yoga For All” on the topics of implicit bias in movement spaces, using trauma-informed language to create affirming spaces, and adapting Yoga asana for all bodies. In July 2022 I successfully completed a 9 month Process-Oriented Facilitation (somatic interventions) program led by David Bedrick, JD, Dipl PW. Most recently I completed EXOS education’s course, “The Applied Neuroscience of Peak Performance”. I’m currently pursuing the GGS-1 Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification with additional study regarding movement and PCOS, strength training specific to Menopause, and pre/post-natal considerations for movement. When it comes down to it, I’m really just a queer, anxious, fat cis woman who grew up in a suburb of Chicago. I now live in Seattle, WA with my incredibly patient and kind wife of 12 years (almost 13 years) and our 3 dogs; Oliver (Boxador), Pumpkin (Italian Greyhound/Chihuaua), and Emmie (Chihuahua). Would you believe me if I told you that my wife and I met on Craigslist? Lol. I looooove live music, random acts of kindness, paddle boarding on Lake Washington, and cozy nights watching some sort of trashy television. I love movement in many different forms and I do the work that I do because I’m passionate about it – and I love to use that passion for movement to support others. I love triathlons, a really good slice of pizza, saying hello to every dog I meet – ever, and reading trashy books on the beach.