Examining Toxic Fitness Culture: Decolonize and recognize ableism within the industry

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Abstract: As behavior analysts expand their scope into the field of exercise and physical wellness, the need to provide an inclusive environment for those with marginalized identities is met with pre-existing obstacles. Recognizing the toxic fitness culture, embedded racism, and ableism should remain an active goal. The event provides a learning opportunity to expand one’s scope where learning objectives include being given tools to self-assess implicit bias, engage cultural humility, and learn how the principles of stimulus equivalence can be applied as they relate to colonized culture.

Subject Matter Expert and Panelist:
Gemma Skuraton DrPH, MPH, CHES, CDE, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT, FMS, RYT-200 (she/her)

ACE Provider and BCBA:
Gabrielle Barrientos MAE, BCBA, LBA, ICA