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Anne Mahlum is the entrepreneur, brain trust and #ladyboss behind [solid core]! She is the owner and CEO of the business, which she founded in DC in 2013. In just a few short years, Anne has grown her company into a nationwide fitness sensation, with dozens of studios across the country--and more on the way!

Anne Mahlum

[solid core] was really born out of Anne’s own personal journey with her body, fitness, and self development. The entire experience of attending a class at [solid core] reflects the heart, the determination, and the authenticity that Anne oozes in everything she does.

In this episode, Anne opens up about what it’s like to run this amazing fitness company, her own experience with fitness, and her past history with eating disorders. Her own journey with her body hasn’t been straight and narrow, and she’s super authentic in sharing that, which is awesome!

Looking at the woman that Anne is today, it’s hard to imagine that she ever struggled with loving her body! But it just goes to show that we all struggle from time-to-time, in our own way. And we can all learn from how Anne has applied those experiences to creating this awesome brand, and business, and experience that is becoming available to more and more of us!

Key takeaways:

  • What it’s like to be the CEO of [solid core]

  • What led Anne to the [solid core] method, and why she decided to turn it into a business

  • Anne’s own personal struggle with fitness, her body, and her eating disorder

  • What it’s like to be a type-A, addictive personality, and how Anne’s learned to harness that energy into being a #ladyboss!

  • Why so many of us stay “10 pounds away” from a state where we’re happy with our bodies

  • How Anne got to a place of food freedom and happiness with her body

  • Why positive body image and acceptance are a core value for the [solid core] community

  • Major hurdles that Anne and her team has overcome, from lawsuits to creating their own “Sweatlana,” and more!

  • Why we all need to celebrate and support one another as women, particularly in business!

Mentioned in this episode:

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)

[solid core] website

[solid core] Instagram

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