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Are you a mom who is sick of feeling overwhelmed around food and exercise, and tired of chasing unrealistic beauty and body standards? The Non-Diet Mom Show is for moms who are ready to take control of their lives and enjoy motherhood to the max without all the distractions of diet culture. Listen as host Jolyn Martin, certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and intuitive eating & body image coach gives practical tips on how to let go of ‘shoulds’ and step into the empowered woman that you are. Subscribe for your weekly dose of non-diet, Health at Every Size (HAES) aligned tips on changing your mindset, and finding your freedom. Find out more at




Are you a mom who is sick of feeling overwhelmed around food and exercise, and tired of chasing unrealistic beauty and body standards? The Non-Diet Mom Show is for moms who are ready to take control of their lives and enjoy motherhood to the max without all the distractions of diet culture. Listen as host Jolyn Martin, certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and intuitive eating & body image coach gives practical tips on how to let go of ‘shoulds’ and step into the empowered woman that you are. Subscribe for your weekly dose of non-diet, Health at Every Size (HAES) aligned tips on changing your mindset, and finding your freedom. Find out more at






Body Trust and Faith Deconstruction

Hey friends and fitness community. As some of you read in my stories last week on instagram, I am closing down my podcast to focus my time elsewhere. I wanted to do a final episode, which is a deeply personal testimony of my journey over the past few years. In it, I share how doing the work of body image healing ultimately led me to question my religious faith and find peace and, for the first time, true autonomy. This is a "as I stand here today" and not a "I have it all figured out" kind of testimony, and I hope you can find some healing through my story also. I thank you so much for your support since I first launched the podcast in 2021, and the thousands of downloads and positive feedback. It has been an awesome passion project that feels bittersweet to end at this time. Mentioned in the show: Deconstruction coach Krista Hoffman: @ex_vangelicalcoach Stephanie Dodier: @stephdodier Books: The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf Health at Every Size Intuitive Eating Support the show


S2E1: If I don't exercise to lose weight, I won't exercise

Welcome back to SEASON 2 of the Non-Diet Mom Show. Today we are discussing the thought: If I don't exercise to lose weight, I'm afraid I won't exercise. Points mentioned in the show: 1) Check your mindset around movement/exercise (see Quiz or Intake Form below) 2) Body Awareness - How much movement are you already getting in a day 3) Full Stop - Allow yourself to take some time off from movement to re-examine your intentions. Mentioned in the show: Personal Training Intake Form 'What Type of Exerciser Are You' Quiz Self-Determination Theory Motivation Research Support the show


EP 40 - Yoga & Body Acceptance with Robin

Hello friends, Welcome to the final episode of Season 1! Today on the show I have a wonderful friend sharing her journey to body acceptance & how yoga played a role in connecting her back to her body. Robin shares today about quality self-care and why filling your bucket is important, especially as moms. A bit about Robin: Robin is a Certified Life Coach and a Registered Yoga Teacher from Alliston, ON. Her coaching program Namaste Nutrition is designed for women who struggle with their relationships with food and body. Her clients have been able to stop looking for answers in the latest health craze and instead learn how to make confident decisions for themselves based on what they think & feel is best for their physical, mental, & emotional health. Her online yoga classes are size inclusive and taught in a way to allows the student to feel empowered in the body they have right now. Book mentioned in interview: Health at Every Size by Lindo Bacon Connect with Robin (Guest): Instagram Facebook Website Connect with Jolyn (Host): Personal Training Facebook Instagram Website: Check out virtual movement classes Virtual Group Fitness Classes Join my FB Group Coach Jo & the Crew! Music By WatR Support the show


EP 39 - Sexual Confidence Post Partum with MJ Reynolds

Today's episode is all about exploring pleasure and the sensual relationship with ones own body. My guest today, MJ Reynolds, shares about her journey with body dysmorphia pre-baby, and how she found healing, post partum, through discovering her own pleasure. MJ shares some of the tools that helped her reconnect with her body and find confidence in the bedroom and out. About MJ Reynolds: MJ Reynolds is a stay at home mom, and is passionate about body acceptance and sexual expression. Mentioned in the Episode Book: Healing Sex by Staci Haines 30 Day Movement Challenge: About the host: Jolyn Martin is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor & body image coach from Kitchener, ON. Virtual Group Fitness Classes Personal Training Facebook Instagram Website: Support the show by buying me a coffee. ;) Music By WatR, Ted E. FAME, and Twisterium Support the show


EP 38 - Feminism & Diet Culture with Stephanie Dodier

How do we start unlearning diet culture in our lives when it's everywhere. How does it impact women specifically? Today on the show, my guest Stephanie Dodier, who is my mentor and coach, challenges us to start the journey by bringing awareness to the lens in which we see our world. About Stephanie: Stephanie Dodier is a Clinical Nutritionist CNP, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, host of two top ranking podcasts in the non-diet industry and creator of the Going Beyond The Food Method™️. She founded Undiet Your Life, a global coaching and online training platform focused on helping women make peace with food and their body so that they can live a fulfilling life… right now! She is also the founder of Undiet Your Coaching Practice, a global professional training platform. Connect with Stephanie: Facebook Try Stephanie's Quiz Instagram Connect with Jolyn (Host): Personal Training Facebook Instagram Website: Check out virtual movement classes Virtual Group Fitness Classes Join my FB Group Coach Jo & the Crew! Music by ItsWatR Support the show


EP 37 - Tips for Working Out Without Diet Culture

If you are relatively new to the world of seeing exercise as pleasurable & healing, you've come to the right place. Sometimes I hear clients ask me, "How do you go after goals or challenge yourself without slipped back into the dieting/fitspo world?" My answer to that today comes in the form of an acronym: PLAY P: Past Pleasure L: Leave the Rules Behind A: Apply New Guidelines Y: Your Body Knows Best Each letter today has a journaling activity, so grab a pen & notepad, and enjoy the episode. Mentioned in the Episode: Jolyn Martin Fitness Core Values Click Here Cross Body Pro Wrestling April 16 Tickets Here Coach Jo & the Crew FOAMFEST Join Here Join Coach Jo & the Crew Community on Facebook Click Here Support the show


EP 36 - Diabetes and Eating Intuitively with Lindsay Sarson

Is it possible to have diabetes and be free from a life of restriction and dieting? Today on the show my guest is an expert in healing your relationship with food specifically for people living with diabetes. We talk about Lindsay's story as a person living with Type 1 diabetes, how she went from a restrictive eater to food freedom, and how she now supports her clients on this journey. More about Lindsay: Lindsay Sarson is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Licensed Mindful Eating for Diabetes Facilitator and host of The Intuitive Diabetic Podcast. Lindsay runs an online non-diet, holistic nutrition practice that is focused on helping her clients ditch the diets and improve their relationships with food and body so that they can sustainably support their whole health (mind, body, spirit), including their blood sugars. As a person living with diabetes (Type 1), Lindsay has a special interest in changing the diet culture narrative prevalent in diabetes and helping those living with diabetes reconnect with their intuitive eater so that they can eat with more ease and thrive in their NOW body. Here are ways to connect with Lindsay: Freebie: Food Freedom Roadmap Lindsay’s Website: FB: Instagram: About the host: Looking for some movement in your life but want a bit of guidance? Try Coach Jo & the Crew Movement Classes. Live every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. EDT Find out more Music by John Sib Support the show


EP 35 - 3 Tips to Combat Negative Body Image

What happens when we have a negative body image? It affects our self-esteem, we tend to disconnect from our relationship with our innate worth, we eat based on rules instead of body trust, and it's near impossible to live empowered lives. When we are in the trap of a negative self image, we tend to board the train of perfectionism in ways not only in how we eat or exercise, but we try to excel in other ways to gain approval and seek evidence that we are worthy. That ends today. Detaching your self-worth from your body image is one of the most LIFE-IMPACTING, powerful work you can do. Listen in on today's episode where I discuss: April 1st is the DEADLINE to join the Spring Cohort of the Nourished Moms, Healthy Kids' Program. Apply Here and let's see if you're a good fit for this program!! Music by Tobylane Support the show


EP 34 - Body Image IG LIVE with Ardelle

Listen as Ardelle @aromasandavocados and myself share about why hiring a coach for body image work allowed us to heal our own body image in a supportive and safe way. We share a bit of our journey through changing our thoughts and beliefs and how we now guide our clients to do the same! Mentioned in the episode: To sign up for my webinar for moms, visit Nourished Moms, Healthy Kids is a 12 week coaching program for moms to heal your relationship with food, body and exercise so that you can raise body confident children and be the example you want for your kiddos! Learn More Applications are now open. To apply, Click Here Connect with Ardelle: Instagram Facebook Connect with Jolyn: Virtual Group Fitness Classes Join my free FB Group Coach Jo & the Crew! Personal Training Facebook Instagram Website: Support the show


EP 33 - F*ck Joyful Movement

Have you ever felt like striving for joyful movement seems impossible? Joyful movement can have a lot of pressure when you’ve come from a place of hating exercise for such a long time. The conversation today explores how we can ditch that all or nothing, black and white mindset that comes with exercise, and how to navigate that grey area between hating exercise and loving it, between diet culture and anti-diet culture, to finding neutrality with movement recognizing that not all exercise is going to be comfortable or easy. Today's conversation features 3 trainers and 1 therapist, all ladies whom have been on the show before: Stef Bender is a certified Personal Trainer with a passion for power lifting, intuitive eating and body image coaching. After hitting rock bottom in 2020 with her physical and mental health, Stefanie found intuitive eating and health at every size. From that emerged a completely new way of life and a new way of coaching clients. Stefanie now guides others on their own intuitive eating journeys, building a healthier relationship with food, mind and body. Stef's Instagram Kim Hagel is a certified Personal Trainer, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, mom of four and founder of Radiant Vitality Wellness In Goderich Ontario. Kim hosts The Joyful Movement Show podcast and through her signature program “Discover Joyful Movement”, she helps women who feel unmotivated to discover what moves them through intuitive movement, eating and mindset coaching so they can heal their relationship to exercise and feel confident in their now body. Kim's Instagram Vanessa Preston is a Mental Health Social Worker and Nutritionist with over 14 years of assessment and therapeutic experience. She specializes in working with people who have experienced trauma and complex trauma. She also provides group programs for women around self-compassion, shame resiliency, body image and intuitive eating. Vanessa's Instagram About the Host: Jolyn Martin The next launch of the Nourished Moms, Healthy Kids Program is April 3, 2022. Body confident kids need a role model. This is the program to learn how to be that role model. CLICK HERE to learn more! Virtual Group Fitness Classes Personal Training Facebook Instagram Website: Music credit: Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name Support the show


EP 32 - Body Hair & Overshare

This episode = vulnerability hangover! I reflect on what 2021 taught me (yes, I realize most people do this on New Years haha), and share a bit of the themes that walked beside me during that year. I share about International Women's Day and how womanhood inspired me to embrace all that is woman, including body hair. I encourage you at the end to take a look at your own day to day and ask yourself your intentions behind something as simple as your morning routine. Are you doing it because you love it? Or because you think you 'should' do it? Let me know if you resonated with any of today's message. Check out virtual movement classes Virtual Group Fitness Classes Join my FB Group Coach Jo & the Crew! Connect with Jolyn: Personal Training Facebook Instagram Website: Support the show


EP 31 - Intuitive Skin Care with Christine Preston

Do you struggle with acne prone skin? Do you believe that if you could just have clear skin you would be happy and confident? Today on the show I am interviewing Christine Preston who is a certified Skin Therapist from Barrie, ON. Christine is going to share a bit about healing your body image while caring for your skin. Let's have a listen :). About Christine: Christine Preston is a certified Skin Therapist, Intuitive Acne Coach and founder of Skin Discovery. She helps women with acne-prone skin and low self-esteem improve their mindset, stress levels and breakouts with intuitive skin care. Having struggled with most inflammatory skin conditions throughout her adult life, Christine knows firsthand the toll that poor body image, disordered eating from chronic dieting and persistent acne has on a person. Her mission is to help women reclaim their confidence in the skin they’re in. Instagram Facebook Music by ItsWatR Support the show


EP 30 - Done with Dieting with Gillian Yuan

Today on the show my dear friend and colleague Gillian Yuan, founder and creator of the Motherhood Undieted Podcast, is here to share a bit of her story from owning a lactation consultant business, working with moms for 14+ years as a community postpartum nurse, to now being an intuitive eating health coach for moms. Today she is going to talk about how she’s merged her experiences and healed her own body image struggles. Gillian Yuan is a chronic dieter turned body-acceptance and Mind-Body Eating Coach! After being anorexic as a teen ballet dancer and then developing a temporary heart condition as an adult after the birth of her son, which was exasperated by her strict diet and exercise routine, Gillian knew something had to change. Her journey to healing her own relationship with food and her body, Gillian found a passion for sharing intuitive eating and the mind-body connection with other women and moms after seeing the life-giving effects of finding body and food freedom. I know you will enjoy this episode, Gillian is amazing and I can’t wait for your to connect with her. Connect with Gillian: Link to freebie: How to feel good about your body Now! Link to free FB group Motherhood UnDieted Community Link to The Motherhood UnDieted Podcast: Instagram About the Host: Jolyn Martin Virtual Group Fitness Classes Personal Training Facebook Instagram Website: Music by ItsWatR - Awakening Instrumental Support the show


EP 29 - Loving Your Body is Optional <3

We had to do something about LOVE on Valentine's Day ;). Today on the show I am talking about how you don't have to love your body. Despite all the body positive messaging, we are allowed to just exist in our bodies. Loving your body is optional. But we do have to get away from hating our bodies. Today I talk about a bridge between body hatred and body love called 'body neutrality'. Connect with Jolyn: Virtual Group Fitness Classes Personal Training Facebook Instagram Website: Support the show


EP 28 - 5 Steps to Changing Your Exercise Mindset

If you have struggled with finding exercise you enjoy, todays episode is for you. For many people, the word 'exercise' feels like a heavy word loaded with expectations, pressure, to-do lists and punishment. That's why I try to encourage those deconstructing exercise to change the word to movement for a time because our bodies need movement, any movement, for optimal function. Exercise is just a fancier word that has been co-opted by the very loud weight loss industry, hence creating this idea that exercise is for either 'earning or burning' food. Today I give you 5 steps to help you change your mindset to find movement that is fulfilling and enjoyable. About the host: Jolyn Martin is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and intuitive eating & body image coach from Kitchener, ON, Canada. Jolyn is a mom of 2 and is passionate about helping other moms heal their relationship with food, body and exercise. Shortly after starting her career in the fitness industry, she started to notice the dangerous and toxic effects of chasing thinness and finding self-worth in body image. After dismantling her own beliefs, Jolyn has now made it her life mission to help women become the experts of their own bodies. Connect with Jolyn: Virtual Group Fitness Classes Personal Training Facebook Instagram Website: Support the show


EP 27 - Gentle Nutrition with Ardelle Viau

Today on the show I have the privilege of interviewing a friend and colleague, Ardelle Viau, who will talk a bit about wellness culture and the tenth principle of Intuitive Eating, Gentle Nutrition. What you will learn: - What is gentle nutrition - What is wellness culture & how is it different than diet culture - How intuitive eating puts you back in the drivers seat of your life - Should you focus on nutrition or not when you become an intuitive eater - Can nutrition play a role in eating choices Ardelle is an Intuitive Eating Coach and Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant dedicated to guiding ambitious women through the process of breaking free from perfectionism and dieting so they can intuitively embrace healthy & abundant lives. After spending years obsessing over her body size and health doing fad diet after fad diet, then health protocol after health protocol, she never felt like what she was doing was enough. It wasn't until she studied intuitive eating and combined it with her holistic nutrition education that she was able to fully accept her body. Intuitive eating has allowed her to embrace wellness without obsession. It has allowed her to love, nourish, express and empower herself. And now she is here to help you do the same! With over a decade of experience coaching clients, she is on a mission to dismantle diet culture and redefine wellness. Ardelle’s approach is highly individualized and rooted in intuitive eating, mindfulness, self-compassion, and the principles of Health at Every Size (HAES). How to connect with Ardelle: Instagram Facebook 1:1 Coaching Ardelle's freebie for you Jolyn Martin: Host of the Non-Diet Mom Show Virtual Personal Training Virtual Group Movement Classes Instagram Facebook Support the show


EP 26 - How to Set Goals that Excite You

Happy New Year mommas! Did you know that the top 4 New Years Resolutions of 2020 in North America were: - exercising more - improving their diet - losing weight - and saving money Does this surprise you? How many times have you set goals through the SMART goal system, only to find by the end of this month you were struggling to stay committed. Today on the show I want to teach you the following: Why SMART goals don't work for most people (there is a missing step)2 main mistakes people make when goal settingHow to set goals that excite youThe mindset tool to feeling great in your body (without ever having to restrict food (diet) again)A reflection activity to brainstorm your goal feelingsHow to work with me further if you need some supportApplications are open for the Nourished Moms, Healthy Kids 12 week Coaching Program. Last day to Register is January 27th, 2022 (which in real time is this weekend) For more information about the program, click here If you already know this is exactly the program you've been looking for, Apply and set up a discovery call to see if this program would be a good fit for you, click here Looking forward to meeting you, I am honoured and grateful to support you on this healing journey. xo Jolyn Martin Support the show


EP 25 - I Never Thought I would Be Happy with My Body without Losing Weight - With Sarah Miller

Life is too short to count calories and to try and squeeze into your skinny jeans two sizes too small for comfort. But it's not your fault if you are neck deep in believing your true life will start once you reach a thinner destination. We have all been conditioned to believe this through thin actors in Hollywood to magazines claiming you need to earn your bikini. Today on the show I am interviewing Sarah Miller, mom of 3, who is a graduate of the Nourished Moms, Healthy Kids program July 2021. Today she shares her journey from body dissatisfaction to body neutrality throughout the 12 weeks and how she has applied the principles she learned in the NMHK program to her family life. The language her children are growing up around is now inclusive, body-positive and empowering. Sarah shared this about the Nourished Moms, Healthy Kids Program: I can honestly say that this program has changed my life. Jolyn, you are such a wonderful teacher. Your enthusiasm, energy, and passion for this topic is contagious. I never thought I would be happy with my body without losing weight or looking a certain way, but I am happy and now enjoy being active because it's fun and makes me feel great. Thank you for all of it. - Sarah Miller I am so thrilled to present this interview to you today. Mentioned in the show: Webinar: New Years Resolutions that Don't Suck the Life out of You! Wednesday December 29 at 7 p.m. ET over ZOOM. Register HERE Our Place - Family Resource & Early Learning Centre - Stork Secrets Nourished Moms, Healthy Kids 12 Week Coaching Program with Jolyn Martin: To learn more about the Nourished Moms, Healthy Kids Program Click Here Apply TODAY! (Begins January 9, 2022) Click Here What's Included in the 12 weeks? overwhelmto confidence Apply Today Support the show


EP 24 - 5 Differences Between Weight Loss Goals and Health Goals

In today's episode, I share 5 desires behind weights loss goals and how they might not actually be contributing to health at all. What you'll learn in this episode: Weight loss goals appear on the surface to be about comfort (feeling good), "health", and physique. What is under these goals is most often a desire for acceptance & confidence (the real kind not the 'earned' kind) A very brief timeline of how culturally we got to be so fatphobic. A conversation with a client desiring weight loss. Bonuses mentioned in the episode: 1) Free Webinar: "New Years Resolutions that Don't SUCK the Life Out of You" Sign Up HERE 2) List of Self-Care Goals: Click Here Nourished Moms Healthy Kids 12 Week Coaching Program Deadline to join: January 9, 2022 Set up a discovery call today to see if this program would be a good fit for you! Click Here Next week in Episode 25 I'll share an interview with Sarah Miller who graduated the Nourished Moms, Healthy Kids program in July 2021. Stay tuned & Happy Holidays!! Support the show


EP 23 - Navigating Holiday Treats with Your Children with Unyime Oguta

Do you feel stressed when everyone offers your children treats around the holidays? Are you exhausted from policing your children's intake of candies & sweets? Maybe you've found healing with your relationship with food but you still struggle with allowing your children to enjoy sugary foods? Today on the show I have a special guest Unyime Oguta. Unyime is a Speaker, Life & Nutrition Coach for Mums, and mum of 3. Unyime believes in a world where all mothers are thriving in their lives. Through her coaching program and podcast, The Thriving Mum Podcast, she teaches women how to leverage the power of their minds to let go of food fears and obsession, so that they can feel empowered to honor their needs and transform their lives with ease and confidence. What you will learn from today's episode: - Why feeding kids is so stressful for moms - How to allow your children to enjoy treats within a structure - Is sugar addictive? Isn't sugar basically poisonous? - How to talk to your children about food, even if they are already in their teens Connect with Unyime: Instagram Website Facebook Contact: Support the show