Episode 18: The value of exercise for confidence, strength and our cycles, feat. Chrissy King & Carolyn Banner

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We know that exercise has infinite benefits (and can feel damn good), but we admit we’re still figuring it all out. From frequency to intensity, it can be hard to know how to best exercise for our bodies. In this episode, strength coaches Chrissy King and Carolyn Banner discuss how and why they stay committed to fitness, provide insight into exercising in harmony with the menstrual cycle, highlight the fitness industry’s diversity problem and more.

Resources + links

On episode 13 we discussed how the menstrual cycle can affect energy and motivation -- including when it comes to exercise. And, episode 14 delves into the impact of too much exercise on the cycle.

Learn more about Chrissy King’s work and programs.

Learn more about Carolyn’s work and programs.


Our theme song is Crimson Wave, performed by Tacocat, courtesy of Hardly Art Records.

Additional music used in episode 18: “Pinky” by Blue Dot Sessions under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.

Stefanie Kleinburd