We pride our Peachi community on being a place where all people feel empowered and free to live a fit, happy and healthy life – where all minds, bodies and abilities work together to challenge and support each other. Together we continue to grow and celebrate progress and achievement as a team. And we want to spread that support and positive vibe on a HUGE scale!
The Vulnerability Vault stemmed from the post shared by Coach Kim about judgement and imperfection, which sparked a huge discussion around judgements, insecurities, the impact they have on us and the transformations that can come from them.
The overall message is simple and yet so important…
Judgement of each other not just in a gym environment, but in general, HAS TO STOP. Everyone has a different story, a different perspective and different goals, so instead of passing judgement on others or making assumptions, let’s champion each other and celebrate positive progress as we strive for physical and mental health… to BE OUR BEST SELVES.
The people who have shared as part of the Vulnerability Vault are brave, their stories are incredibly powerful, and they are helping us champion change in how we view each other and support each other.
This is a safe space where we encourage people to be open… to be VULNERABLE, because in being Vulnerable we can empower ourselves and find freedom. We would love for as many people to be a part of this Vault as possible, so if you have something you’d like to share (even anonymously), scroll to the bottom of this page to see how.
“…Someone made comments that I was “kind of fat”… that as a PT I should “look a certain way”.
…I was taken aback and a little offended. But I soon realised that not being “perfect” – that being “kind of fat” and not “looking a certain way” – is my STRENGTH!”
“…Others will have forgotten those words within seconds of saying them. But for me, they… still have repercussions to this day.
…But I will not let that stop me chasing dreams, lifting weights or taking up as much damn space as I want!”
“…I was amazed by the bigger girls in classes, they were SO strong and fit! It made me weak and self-conscious.
Just because I’m skinny, confident in my fashion, on my Instagram and in every day life doesn’t mean I have no insecurities…”
“As a result of constantly being called names and picked at for my size, joining a gym was absolutely terrifying.
Now people call me me fat and I no longer care – it doesn’t break me the same way – because I’m now fit, or at least fitter…”
“…You’re obsessed… You’re going to look really ugly when you get older – that’s thrown around a lot…
“My movement is so intertwined with my happiness… it’s just how I’m wired… it took me a long time to accept that…”
“…She didn’t mean it to be malicious and maybe it was something she didn’t mean to say out loud, but I was fixated…
Then, the part of me that I have been nurturing with self love reminded me of what I have been achieving since joining Peachi…”
“I’ve always been a fluctuater and always felt that my body betrays me, either in weight or gender or comfort.
I still battle with my perception of my body but.. What’s real is mobility, grace under pressure, and the courage to begin again.”
“Growing up I was always told I was either too fat or too skinny – I was told I was obese because that’s what my BMI said.
… I now look at myself in the mirror and like what I see…. I am no longer fighting with my body to live up to people’s expectations.”
“I’ve skipped events… because I was too anxious because I thought I looked fat and horrible in everything.
“I’m finally getting some confidence, I’m doing things that I love… I don’t care what people think anymore.”
Want to share your story and be one of our champions of change?
Get empowered and free yourself from the judgements and insecurities that have been holding you back. If your story resonates with even one person, you have the power to inspire and change lives so we can all support each other in becoming our best selves.
Write a post or record a video and send it our way (you can even stay anonymous if you like) and open the Vault by hitting the button below: