Morgan Mitchell | Fighting Body Image Pressure

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If you’ve been inside an F45 studio in the last 12 months, you’d instantly recognise Morgan Mitchell’s face. But what you might not be familiar with is her story and how she had to reclaim her fitness for herself.

Morgan was just 21-years-old when she made her Olympic debut in the 400m sprint at the 2016 Rio Games, cementing her place as one of Australia’s most promising athletic talents. But her success was marred by intense pressure. Comparisons to Cathy Freeman came thick and fast and though it looked like Morgan’s future success in the sport was all but guaranteed, she wanted to forge her own path.


In this chat with digital writer Jess Campbell, Morgan shares how she navigated body image pressures and comparison in the sport of athletics, what she’s learnt from the sport and how a female-driven team has made all the difference to her training and personal happiness. As Morgan will be the first to tell you, anyone who runs is a runner - regardless of your body shape or size. And here, she gives some tips on how to embark on a consistent running journey of your own, while recognising the importance of recovery and self-care.


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Find Morgan on Instagram @morganmitch (https://www.instagram.com/morganmitch/)


CREDITS:

This podcast was hosted by WH digital writer Jess Campbell and produced by WH editor-in-chief Lizza Gebilagin (https://instagram.com/lizza_marie/) with additional sound editing by Abby Williams.

For more from Women’s Health Australia, check out https://www.instagram.com/womenshealthaus/, https://www.womenshealth.com.au/ or find the print and digital editions of the magazine at https://www.womenshealth.com.au/subscribe-to-womens-health-australia-magazine.


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