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Episode 89

Episode 89: Beat Gymtimidation with Ash Shah

If you feel intimidated going to the gym you are not alone. A recent poll showed that 50% of Americans have gymtimidation. And it’s not just about the gym. Many are intimidated to do any type of exercise, inside or outside. In this episode, Ash Shah, Clinical Counseling Director at Empower Your Mind Therapy, a leading mental health practice in New York City, sheds light on this issue which can have significant repercussion on well-being, and offers practical ways to beat it.

Ash Shah is a therapist dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey towards healing and self-discovery. With a compassionate approach grounded in mindfulness and dialectical behavioral techniques, Ash specializes in reducing anxiety, boosting self-confidence, and rediscovering joy in clients’ lives. Ash holds an M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University and is an alumnus of the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Training Program.

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Ellie Krieger

Well known from her Food Network show “Healthy Appetite” and Public Television series “Ellie’s Real Good Food,” Ellie Krieger is a New York Times bestselling, two-time James Beard Foundation award winning, and IACP award winning author of 7 cookbooks. She is a weekly food columnist for The Washington Post and has also been a columnist for Fine Cooking, Food Network magazines and USA Today. A registered dietitian nutritionist who earned her bachelors from Cornell University and her masters from Teachers College Columbia University, Ellie finds happiness living in NYC, where most days you can find her walking or biking around Central Park.

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