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Joyful Movement and Inclusivity as an Antidote to Diet-Culture

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT

McCallum PlaceJoyful Movement and Inclusivity as an Antidote to Diet-Culture

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
1-2:30 CST

Join McCallum Place Strength and Conditioning Coach, Amanda Tierney, MS, CSCS, CEDS, and ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders), for an educational event on diet culture, building a balanced relationship with exercise, and how to create safe, supportive and inclusive spaces for ALL to explore movement in a joyful and non-judgmental way.

Research supports the safe and intentional integration of physical activity into eating disorder treatment once an individual is medically stable, in a state of energy balance and has a willingness to heal their relationship to movement. In contrast, within our weight-focused society, the terms “fitness” and “diet-culture” are often synonymous. As an eating disorder informed and sensitive professionals, it’s important to understand this toxic reality, to protect our patients from harmful messaging permeating into our therapeutic environments.


  • Identify frequent challenges and concerns that an individual may encounter when reintegrating movement into their treatment.
  • Contrast a balanced and joyful relationship to movement vs. one driven by diet-culture.
  • Learn how to incorporate the 8 Pillars of the Body Positive Fitness Alliance into the eating disorder treatment and other athletic/movement-based settings.
  • Discuss case studies that demonstrate the healing one can cultivate when safety, inclusivity and sustainability are central to an exercise environment rather than the philosophies that are typically dominant in diet-culture.

For more information on this CE webinar, visit link below.

Amanda Schlitzer Tierney is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds her Master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Lock Haven University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. Amanda is the former Co-Chair of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology: Eating Disorder Special Interest Group. Amanda has been working with athletes and non-athletes with eating disorders since 2006. Over the years, Amanda gained a wide range of knowledge for this specialized population and found her true passion: helping individuals incorporate balanced exercise into the recovery environment.

The Victory Program at McCallum Place is passionate about meeting the specific needs of athletes to improve physical health, emotional well-being, and athletic performance. Our specialized treatment includes:

  • Nutritional care and counseling with sports dietitians
  • Strength and conditioning coaches prescribing and supporting reintegration of sport training
  • Specialized groups for athletes and their unique concerns
  • Discharge planning that includes coaches, trainers, and sport personnel


June 23
11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT


McCallum Place