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Every fitness professional knows that a healthy mental approach is the key to physical results. This can be a tricky thing to navigate for those with eating disorders. Destructively Fit was created to provide fitness professionals a resource that demystifies the world of eating disorder behaviors and provides the understanding necessary to better serve this community for healthy exercise outcomes.


Exercise is defined as activity requiring physical effort, carried out especially to sustain or improve health and fitness.

as defined by the DSM-IV-TR, is exercise that “significantly interferes with important activities, occurs at inappropriate times or in inappropriate settings, or when the individual continues to exercise despite injury or other medical complications.”


have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, even depression!

An estimated of college students diagnosed with an eating disorder (both men AND women) are members of fitness centers.

A 2008 study of fitness professionals revealed that  of the participants believed they would benefit from further education and guidelines for identifying and addressing eating disorders.

It is essential that fitness facilities and their professionals feel equipped and confident in their abilities to address concerns with their members and clients.

Pioneered by Jodi Rubin, ACSW, LCSW, CEDS, the Destructively Fit® training makes this possible.




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