by Amanda Jane Snyder
The lights are bright on broadway and come september they will be!
Personally, I'm excited performances will be resuming on broadway and theatres country wide, but there’s also some huge systemic issues at hand in the entertainment industry. like racism and fatphobia anyone?
Recently, LA TIMES posted an article that discusses the fatphobia in this industry and how this has impacted many psychologically for years to come. As theaters reopen, will this continue to be the norm?
If you're not in theater, do you associate exercise with weight loss? There are so many benefits to exercise outside of weight loss like:
1. Athletic Performance including strength, power, and endurance.
2. Improved Mood
3. Injury Prevention through corrective exercise to combat the daily American lifestyle of sitting all day.
4. Improved Lifestyle Function like easily walking upstairs, playing with kids, or carrying groceries.
5. It's Fun! if you're not having fun, explore other exercise modalities.
I hope as we begin to open, major changes start to be put in place. If you are an actor, do you feel powerless with the way you're viewed/treated in this industry? How can we keep each other and this industry accountable?
Amanda Jane Snyder is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, and Mindset Coach living in Brooklyn, NY. She has been vegan for 4 years. She specializes in Strength and Conditioning for Actors, Singers and Dancers.