Unlock the secrets to a healthier, happier you with wellness authority Jen Widerstrom in a revealing conversation that promises to reshape how you view fitness and personal growth. From her personal evolution in the health industry to her impactful presence on "The Biggest Loser," Jen shares the weight of influence and the power of movement in our lives. This episode peels away the facade of fitness norms, diving into the real struggles people face when pursuing a healthy lifestyle amidst a world of judgment and shame.
Jen joins Ruben to discusses the intertwining of mental health and physical well-being, shining a light on the importance of self-love and the dangers of negative self-talk. She explores how societal pressures skew our self-image and learn the art of breaking free from unhealthy patterns through touching stories of personal triumph.
Jen leaves us with profound insights on living a life filled with purpose and connection. Ruben and Jen examine the relationships between community, individual purpose, and facing fears head-on. With Jen's guidance, you will learn to love more deeply, consider others intentionally, and build a life of fulfillment beyond the scale.
How does Jen live through love? “Consideration, of others and of self. You have to be inclusive of not just the shiny good parts, embracing all that each moment and each person and yourself has and being considerate of those layers.”
"Living in service of the collective is where love is born out of, and it is like there are people that have been there for me that I'll never see again. I don't even know their names and they're a big part of who I am and why I am here today.” - Jen Widerstrom
In this episode, you will learn…
- Why consistent movement and behavior change are key to a healthy lifestyle
- How mental health, self-love, and body positivity are vital for well-being
- The importance of community, social connections, and purpose for significantly boosting your overall health
- Fear can be a natural intuition, but don't let it dominate your life
- Setting personal rules and goals helps maintain health and fitness progress
"My passion is public health, my passion is women's health, and the I think the wellness industry has started to almost spiral… It has been tough but it makes it more important than ever for wellness professionals and peers to come together."- Jen Widerstrom
About the guest: Entrepreneur, celebrity trainer and wellness industry leader, Jen Widerstrom is widely known for her big-hearted coaching on NBC’s The Biggest Loser while also operating as the Fitness Director of SHAPE Magazine. Over the years she has become an esteemed go-to expert in the entertainment industry as a featured regular on shows LIVE with Kelly and Ryan, The Doctors, and Dr. Oz.