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Episode 01 with Tasheon Chillous
Tasheon (she/her) is a plus-size Personal Trainer and Coach located in Tacoma, Washington. The lack of diversity in the fitness industry pushed her to pursue movement as a career instead of a hobby. She believes that movement does not have to be about changing a number on the scale or measurements and instead practices a HAES (Health At Every Size) and size-inclusive approach. She loves creating programs for people who want to improve their strength and confidence with functional and intuitive movement. In 2019, she created BOPOMO, a Body Positive Movement class specifically for plus-size, fat-identified, people of color and queer folks of all abilities to find joy and empowerment through movement. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she began offering classes online. Tasheon is also a self-described Unlikely Hiker. She didn’t really understand why people would climb mountains until 2017 when her brother died and hiking became a way to process her grief.
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Connect with Tasheon on Instagram: @chilltash
Virtual BOPOMO & get 1:1 coaching
Home Workout Database: Virtual fitness resources by POC, fat, trans and disabled instructors
Tasheon featured in Shape Magazine
HAES (Health At Every Size)
52 Hike Challenge
The Fat Lip Podcast & the Fatness Spectrum Chart mentioned in the episode
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I asked the folks attending the live show to give me 3 words in the chat for how they’re doing right now:
I also asked them to share 3 things they are grieving right now because of COVID-19: