Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, FIT NATION: The Gains and Pains of America's Exercise Obsession

Guest host Julie Chavez interviews leading political historian, fitness instructor, and author Natalia Mehlman Petrzela about Fit Nation: The Gains and Pains of America’s Exercise Obsession, a well-researched history of exercise in America that traces how the definition of health has changed over time. The two discuss activism, fitness as a product, and the destructive dynamics around women and exercise, as well as the role of exercise in their own lives. Finally, Natalia shares her vision for the future of exercise, which includes improved accessibility to fitness for all.

Purchase on Zibby's Bookshop:

Purchase on Bookshop:

Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.

Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here.

Now there's more! Subscribe to Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books on Acast+ and get ad-free episodes.

Hosted on Acast. See for more information.