Episode 113: Representation in Fitness, Getting Stronger Every Year, and Being Yourself: Sonja Herbert of Black Girl Pilates

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Our special guest today is creating a movement by increasing black female representation in the fitness world.

Sonja R. Price Herbert is a writer, speaker, Pilates instructor, and the founder of Black Girl Pilates, and she shares the unique challenges she’s faced as well as how she’s changing the conversation around representation.

Sonja is also starting to compete in powerlifting (as she turns 50!) and she discusses how she was able to find her inner “badass” and evolve in the last few years. Sonja is a true inspiration, and we can’t wait for you to listen in!

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Episode 113: Representation in Fitness, Getting Stronger Every Year, and Being Yourself: Sonja Herbert of Black Girl Pilates

In This Episode

  • Sonja’s journey into the world of competitive powerlifting and her current training regime [4:16]
  • The importance of strength training as we get older [13:10]
  • Her fitness goals now and her view on aging [16:00]
  • How Sonja discovered Pilates [18:45]
  • The ways it has improved her life and made her a better person [23:50]
  • Mike’s experience with Pilates [25:20]
  • What being an instructor has taught Sonja [26:57]
  • Her mission to bring fitness to the black community [30:48]
  • Some of the challenges she has faced in doing this [34:55]
  • The positive things happening in her Facebook group [36:40]
  • Why the group means so much to her personally [42:30]
  • How Sonja has found herself over the last few years [49:30]

Selected Links from the Episode

Origin™ Incubator

Preorder Kate’s New Book!

Get on The Origin Waitlist!

Black Girl Pilates on Instagram & Facebook

Women’s Strength Coalition

The Ali Forney Center

Episode 86: Unpacking White Feminism with Rachel Cargle

Pilates Style Magazine

Connect with Kate, Mike & Sonja on Instagram!

People Mentioned

Hope Matthews 

Emilie Battle

Wendy Williams

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