ARNA TALKS TO SALLY MCWILLIAM FROM FIT WITH SALLY
Tell us a bit about you?
Sally is a Body Positive Fitness Professional. She loves cheese and thinks burpees suck. Sally will help you go from wishing you had the time and motivation to improve your fitness habits to actually improving your fitness.
She helps women improve their body image using a compassionate approach in a non judgemental environment. Sally's experienced chronic pain for almost 15 years and understands what it’s like to live in a body that doesn’t always do what you want.
Sally offers a comprehensive service that few personal trainers can match. With qualifications in mental health first aid & body image, Sally is a Personal Trainer unlike any other.
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Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do? What's your purpose?
My mission is to create an inclusive, supportive and non-judgemental fitness service that’s more comprehensive than a typical ‘bikini body’ workout. My purpose is to change the fitness industry to represent more diversity and change the message that 'fitness is a size 10.'
What is something you've learned about yourself this year?
I'm innovative and adaptable.
What do you love about yourself?
My humour. My deep desire to do what's right. My strength.
When we do reach gender equality, what does this world look like to you?
What do you believe are the behaviours that hold women back?
Women in general want to please others more than men. In my experience, women who lack self confidence & self worth are afraid of seeming 'impolite.' They won't take themselves out of potentially harmful (emotionally, mentally or physically harmful) situations to avoid appearing impolite or rude. I've seen the deeply transformative connection between women becoming physically stronger and that creating a ripple affect to improving so many areas of their life - emotional strength, mental resilience, more confidence etc.
What has been your boldest move to date?
I drove a soccer mum van across the USA and back through Canada on my own for three months when I was 21. And I lived in in for a good portion of that time.