“Through the Movemeant Foundation, Gaither hopes to give girls the same physical outlet she had growing up (Gaither still credits dance for her confidence to stand up for herself) but without the self-scrutiny and hangups that foster disordered eating. A core part of the foundation’s mission is its Body Positive Curriculum, a 12-week program for girls in middle school — a pivotal age for self-esteem and body image. Movemeant sends instructors to middle schools and community centers to teach two 45 to 60-minute fitness classes each week for the duration of the program. Each class includes a discussion that, Gaither tells us, is “loosely structured around 12 different topics such as body positivity, confidence, nutrition, body genetics, and more.”
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