Celebrity trainer Holly Perkins says it’s time women stop buying into societal pressures. Whether it’s the need for the perfect body, the perfect face, or even the perfect relationship, these pressures simply crowd our minds and hearts and lead toward a dead end.
“There’s this perception that all women need to look like perfect runway models,” says Perkins, a leading national weight-loss expert. “They can feel the anxiety building when they are trying to meet someone else’s expectations. That’s when the effort to lose weight or get fit can add to the stresses of life instead of relieving them.”
Certainly, we as women should want to improve our health, get fit and look presentable, but must we add unneeded stress to the mix? Perkins, who recently released a home-exercise system designed specifically for women called baladea, has created regimens to fuse fitness and wellness exercises, without the stress.