workEDout in the Press

Launched in October 2019, we have been thrilled to bring this important conversation to local and national press, including ITV news, one of the largest industry magazines for fitness in the UK, and educational establishments.

June 2019
Leah has shared her story from eating disorder to recovery with journalist James Beck at The Bristol Post.

July 2019
Leah spoke to reporter Emma Carey at Bristol Women’s Voice to discuss her journey with, and recovery from, an eating disorder.

September 2019
Leah spoke to 6th formers in Clifton, Bristol, about her journey with and recovery from an eating disorder

October 2019
workEDout appeared on the BodyCons podcast hosted by Lottie Storey and Molly Forbes. The workEDout campaign was featured in their “going up” section. You can have a listen by clicking here.

November 2019
workEDout headed to BBC Radio Wiltshire to chat to presenter James Threfall about our campaign and story. We also forced everyone to listening to the show to endure Wannabe by the Spice Girls as our Friday night party tune of choice!

January 2020
workEDout featured in a report broadcast by ITV exploring the issues around eating disorders within the fitness industry. We were asked to comment on diet culture and how workEDout plans to continue to fight for change in 2020.

workEDout feature on 6pm ITV regional and national news – click image for an excerpt to the broadcast
Carly and Leah with ITV reporter Ashna Hurynag

February 2020
Leah and Carly were proud to feature on the front cover of Work Out; the UK’s number one fitness magazine in their February 2020 edition. The full write up on our campaign is featured on page 14 (click here to access).

WorkEDout believe that acknowledging fitness and eating disorders within a leading fitness magazine is a significant step forward.

Front Cover – Work Out Magazine February 2020
Page 14 – Work Out Magazine February 2020

March 2020

WorkEDout were invited to facilitate a workshop at the University of the West of England (UWE) during Eating Disorder Awareness week.

Leah and Carly spoke to a room full of medical, nutrition, sport and fitness professionals about the importance of empowering fitness professionals to seek more education around recognising, sensitively addressing, supporting and referring clients with eating disorders.

5th March 2019 – Eating Disorders Awareness week

August 2020

BEAT (the UK’s Eating Disorder Charity), Beat This Together (The Bristol Society for Eating Disorder Support) and workEDout all form part of a brand new motion named: ‘Changing Our Language to Embrace Body Positivity’

The motion (passed at Bristol University), commits Bristol Sports, Exercise and Health (SEH) to create a more inclusive programme without diet culture references and fatphobic language.

Action 3 specifically mentions workEDout:
‘To work with workEDout, a Bristol led campaign, on opening up the conversation about eating disorders within the fitness industry’

WorkEDout is continuing to campaign for similar motions to be passed in other universities.

BEAT, Beat This Together and WorkEDout all form part of a new motion at Bristol University

September 2020

workEDout was quoted in a Metro article which discussed the new motion at Bristol University to “[change] our language to embrace body positivity”.

September 2020

workEDout were invited onto prime Russian news channel 1TVRussia to give our viewpoint on the new Bristol University motion to “create a more inclusive programme without diet culture references and fatphobic language”.

Click here to watch the report

October 2020

In October, MyoMinds invited workEDout to feature on their brilliant podcast. MyoMinds exists to open discussions around mental health, particularly issues within the fitness and exercising community.

Carly took the lead on this, sharing workEDout’s story and engaging in interesting and enlightening discussions around other issues which stem from conversations regarding eating disorders and fitness.

It was a privilege to speak to George (MyoMinds CEO) about workEDout on a podcast which is doing incredibly important work.

We think it’s worth a listen!

October 2020

Leah told her story, and represented workEDout’s views and aims in a piece in leading fitness industry magazine Health Club Management. The piece called “Everybody’s talking about Fat Shaming” was analysing the recently passed Beat This Together/University of Bristol motion to ‘Changing [campus] Language to Embrace Body Positivity’.

Click here to read the full article

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