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#127 - Laurin Conlin On IFBB Bikini Professionals, Beating An Eating Disorder & Keeping It Real On Social Media

Laurin Conlin is an IFBB Bikini Professional and winner of the 2014 Overall NPC Nationals. She has a Masters of Science in Exercise Science. Her aim is to redefine the meaning of healthy within the fitness industry.

We start it off with Laurin giving us her background, then immediately throw to Doc asking her about what led her into the field of exercise science. Things get a bit personal as Laurin shares about her experience with an eating disorder at a young age, influencers, and how she overcame it.

Doc asks Laurin to share about some of the research she’s been doing as of late, Tommy follows up with his own question later on.  There is talk of the importance of keeping it real on social media, unrealistic images of oneself, and finally an exchange on a couple of choice reads.

Great guest, great episode! Laurin was a blast to have on the show, and you’ll all see just why when you tune in. Enjoy!

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Show Notes:

  • Tommy's Tribute. [3:49]
  • Laurin gives us her background. [5:43]
  • Doc asks Laurin what led her into exercise science. [7:36]
  • Laurin shares her experience with an eating disorder. [10:31]
  • Doc asks Laurin what influenced her eating disorder. [13:20]
  • Going from aesthetics to performance. [17:28]
  • Laurin starts doing weights & enjoying the gym. [18:15]
  • Laurin's school gym experience. [20:58]
  • Doc asks Laurin to share on a study she's recently done. [23:08]
  • Tommy follows up with a question about the research. [23:58]
  • Doc asks Laurin if people in the IFBB have problematic career approaches. [26:18]
  • Tommy asks about how Laurin deals with all the exposure. [32:04]
  • Doc talks about the importance of keeping it real on social media. [35:22]
  • Unrealistically holding yourself to a certain look. [38:04]
  • Laurin on staying motivated & consistent with her training. [41:02]
  • Doc & Laurin on the book - The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck. [46:58]
  • Laurin on the book - The Hungry Brain [50:05]
  • 6 From 6 [51:24]
  • What is Laurin’s favorite travel destination? [51:48]
  • What is Laurin’s dream travel destination? [52:53]
  • What books does Laurin recommend? [54:57]
  • What does Laurin like to do when she has free time? [56:30]
  • Who does Laurin look up to? [57:50]
  • If Laurin could invite 3 people to dinner, who would they be? [58:54]

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Your weekly podcast exploring fitness, adventure and life. Hosted By Bill Kerr and Tommy Ahern, AdventureFit Radio focuses on bringing you interesting interviews from all realms of fitness, adventure and life in general.