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.
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