Kelsey Wells | How I Healed My Toxic Relationship With Exercise [Revisited]

As one of the first trainers on Kayla Itsines’ Sweat app, and now with a 2.9 million following on Instagram, Kelsey Wells is making sure her message of empowerment reaches as many people as possible. She’s doing it via her Redefine Fitness: Strength and Mindfulness program on Sweat as well as a podcast by the same name. 

“Health is multifaceted. It’s emotional, mental, spiritual and physical,” she says. “We should look at our efforts in exercise and nutrition and how they play a role in our overall health and wellbeing. It is not about fad diets and quick fixes. That kind of rhetoric is tired as much as it is untrue. It’s time we stop using it.” 

In this episode, we revisit our chat with Kelsey from last year, on the importance of redefining the term ‘fitness’, why ditching the scales was important to her mental health but still allowed her to hit her goals, and how giving up and starting again is an important part of life.


This podcast was hosted and produced by WH editor-in-chief Lizza Gebilagin.

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