We all know that going to the gym and exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But what are the draw-backs when goals for fitness are dominated by appearance, rather than feeling good inside? With the rise of gym-bunnies, ‘beach-body-ready’ diets and reality tv shows that shine a light on the ‘perfect body’, it seems the new gym culture is actually making people feel bad about themselves, rather than better.
In this first episode of The Locker, join host Natalie Morris in conversation with TV presenter Laura Whitmore and serving Army soldier Ella, who explore the effect of gym culture on our body positivity, and its impact on our confidence and self-belief. From the pressure shows such as Love Island lead to, to training in a traditionally male environment, we discover what it takes to build long-lasting confidence, not just short-lived endorphin hits.