Lindsay Kleuskens is a fourth year ProCom student at Ryerson University. During her undergrad, she also played on the varsity women’s volleyball team where she made two appearances in the Provincial and National Championships, and brought home a silver and gold in each tournament. Drawing on her fruitful ProCom experience, Lindsay is eager to begin a long career in marketing and hopes to continue volunteering her volleyball talents through coaching.
With consideration to the damaging effects that negative body image can have, the Types of Exercise and Body Image study aims to uncover if and how certain types of exercise, and how they are presented can affect one’s body image. Using a mixed methods approach, this study asks participants to engage in either appearance-oriented or body-positive online workouts, and document their experiences through surveys and questionnaires. I hope that this study will provide insight about the online fitness industry, how it affects women and girls’ body image, and how we can form healthy relationships between exercise and our bodies.
bodyimage; exercise; workouts; mentalhealth; eating disorders;