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Equity, Anti-Racism and Authentic Allyship in Fitness

Championing Inclusion in the Fitness Industry

  •  Season 1, Episode 7

On today’s episode, IDEA’s director of event programming Ryan Halvorson guest hosts and speaks with Katrina Pilkington, Ilya Parker and Dynasti Hunt about diversity, equity and inclusion in the fitness industry. While these are not new terms to most people, the conversation heated up considerably last year and catalyzed change across many businesses. Scores of fitness entrepreneurs and organizations were quick to address the issues. Some have been successful while others have had missteps. Our panel of three fit pros, who also are DEI experts, share their experiences of the past year. They also discuss common mistakes they’ve seen others make in their DEI efforts, and outline what everyone can do to create spaces where ALL people feel safe, welcomed and celebrated.

IDEA Health & Fitness Association is the world’s leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals and has been for more than 39 years. We deliver world-class content and continuing education to fitness professionals, business owners and allied health professionals via our publications, including the award-winning Fitness Journal; our fitness, business and nutrition conferences; and hundreds of streaming videos and online courses available on ideafit.com. Additionally, with IDEA FitnessConnect, we host the largest national industry-wide directory, linking over 275,000 fitness professionals to more than 40 million consumers. Through IDEA professionals in over 80 countries, we Inspire the World to Fitness!

Contact Katrina Pilkington: FB: fittykat; IG: fittykat_; LI: katrina-pilkington-a6642760; website: https://www.fittykat.com/

Check out Katrina’s IDEA World Virtual Video Course: https://pro.ideafit.com/pro/grow-your-business

Contact Ilya Parker: FB: decolonizingfitness; IG: decolonizing_fitness; LI: ilya-parker-41911159; website: https://decolonizingfitness.com/

Contact Dynasti Hunt: FB: dynasti.hunt; IG: dynastihunt; LI: dynastihunt; website: https://www.dynastihunt.com/

Contact Ryan Halvorson: FB: ryhalvey; IG: rywhalvorson; LI: ryan-halvorson-02523a4

The IDEAfit PRO SHOW is hosted by Sandy Todd Webster, Editor in Chief, IDEA Publications, ideafit.com; executive produced by Jordan Leeds; produced and engineered by Michael Hilding. Copyright 2021 by Outside Interactive, Inc.