Body Image Training Programs

We offer continuing education body image training programs for providers including, Therapists, Dieticians, Nutritionists, Intuitive Eating Counselors, Coaches, Personal Trainers and other wellness professionals and educators.

Be a go-to expert for body image to confidently help clients through a social justice and anti-oppression lens.

The Institute for Body Image

We offer continuing education body image training programs for providers including, Therapists, Dieticians, Nutritionists, Intuitive Eating Counselors, Coaches, Personal Trainers and other wellness professionals and educators.

Be a go-to expert for body image to confidently help clients through a social justice and anti-oppression lens.

Introducing the Body Image Coaching Foundations and Body Image Coach Certification training programs.

Be the go-to expert in body image to serve more clients, expand your services and set yourself apart from others in the industry.

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Hi – I’m Summer Innanen, professionally trained coach through the internationally renowned Coaches Training Institute (CTI), specializing in body image, self-worth and confidence, and best-selling author of Body Image Remix.

I’ve also completed The Playing Big Facilitator’s Training by women’s leadership expert, Tara Mohr, where I mastered coaching techniques to help women overcome self-doubt and fear. I'm currently completing my Masters of Counselling at City University of Canada.

I left the corporate world to work full-time on my coaching business in 2012 and have since helped hundreds of people break free from societal expectations and live their lives beyond the scale.

I’ve spent years honing my craft and learning tools and frameworks to help clients change their relationship with their bodies. I love to teach other professionals how to make radical shifts with their clients and feel confident saying they help clients with body image.

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Hi - I’m Amapoundcake - an influencer, writer, activist, body image coach, and speaker from Sanford, Florida. I’m very passionate about the impacts that beauty standards have on Women and girls, food insecurities, race relations, and Women’s rights.

I’ve been a speaker at Harvard University, University of Ottawa, Bethune Cookman University and more about race, beauty, and other related topics. I’ve been featured on ABC's  Tamron Hall Show, Dr. Phil and The Sisaundra Show.

During the pandemic, I worked alongside physicians to help minimize anti-fat bias in health care. In 2021, I partnered with the Seminole County health department to decrease food disparities in low income communities. I received the Solidarity Award from Job with Justice award and has been nominated for several 2023 awards for change. One of them being the 30 under 30 Global Brand Award.

I’m dedicated to reimaging beauty. I launched my own products highlighting the beauty of fat Black Women, who I believe have been negatively impacted by a long history of anti-Black beauty standards.

 

Want to learn the exact skills to become a body image expert in your field?

Then our programs are for you!

...and you have two options.

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Body Image Coaching Foundations

This is an online self-study program for providers looking to learn frameworks and tools to support clients with body image. This is ideal if you have an existing practice and are looking to upgrade your skill set. Upon completion, you can choose to upgrade to the certification if you desire.
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Certified Body Image Coach

This advanced certification includes the Body Image Coaching Foundations course in addition to live group sessions, plus incredible bonuses to help you become certified as a Body Image Coach. This is for providers looking to start or grow their business as a Certified Body Image Coach.
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THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

You're a mental health or wellness provider that's passionate about body liberation,

and you want to be a go-to expert in body image by learning exactly how to support clients with their struggles.

You understand how important body image work is

when it comes to helping clients heal their relationship with food and their bodies, yet you don’t feel totally confident helping clients with these struggles.

You want to know exactly what tools to use to help clients with body image struggles,

such as when a client comes to you with: fear of weight gain, comparisons, fear of judgment, seeing a picture of themselves that sent them into a tailspin, intense moments of body shame and every other body image concern.

You want to be a better ally, teacher and leader

by mastering an understanding of the intersections that influence body image, anti-fat bias and how to build allyship into your practice to change our culture.

You want to set yourself apart from others in the industry

and are eager to learn alongside other peers in your field as we share experiences both personally and professionally to collectively become better leaders in the anti-diet and body liberation space.

You want to start a business around body image coaching or do it in addition to your current business

by confidently being able to market yourself as an expert on body image and expand your offerings to serve more clients.

You want to cultivate better client relationships

by taking things deeper, knowing when to push or pull-back and understanding how to best navigate the relationship between coach and client.

You want to improve your own body image

by using the tools and frameworks on yourself, while also learning how to support clients with these struggles.

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"The Body Image Coaching Certification is a powerful course that helped me provide better, more effective services to my client and also gave insight on some of the limiting beliefs that I had packed away and stopped addressing. I highly recommend this course to coaches, and others in the helping profession because the tools and techniques taught by Danni and Summer empower, uplift and heal. Definitely 5 Stars!"Terri L. Bailey, MA
Owner Terri Bailey Creative, Healing and Alternative Therapies
www.terribaileychats.com
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"This program gave me the confidence and the tools to say that, yes, I CAN help clients with increasing body image tolerance and resilience. Already my clients are starting to experience what it is to inhabit their lives from the inside of their bodies rather than constantly viewing themselves from the outside. I’ve come away with a boatload of tools to help clients build body image resilience. The in-session demos were invaluable in seeing how it all works! My advice is to DO IT…You’ll feel so much more confident in helping your clients navigate body image healing."Glenys Oyston (she/her)
Registered Dietician Nutritionist
www.daretonotdiet.com

Here’s What The Body Image Coaching Foundations Program Includes

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11 Training Modules

In these 11 training modules, you’ll learn the exact tools and frameworks to help your clients heal their relationship with their bodies.

($1,500 Value)

11 Training Modules

You’ll know exactly how to support clients with their body image concerns and understand the relationship between oppression and body hierarchies.

($500 Value)

11 Slide Decks

You’ll have access to all of our slide decks (and any updates we make to them) so you won't need to take notes or try to remember everything we teach.

($500 Value)

9 class summaries

Every training includes summary PDFs of the key frameworks and step-by-step tools to easily access when you're learning them.

($500 Value)

Worksheets

You’ll receive the handouts and worksheets we use with clients to adapt and incorporate into your practice.

($500 Value)

Demonstration Videos

For each module, you’ll have access to multiple coaching demonstration videos to see how to implement the coaching techniques and frameworks so you know how to put the tools into practice.

($900 Value)

Resource Library

You’ll receive links to various articles, videos, books, and people to follow on social media that correspond to the topics each week.

($350 Value)

Integration Roadmap

This handout tells you exactly when to use each tool with clients for different scenarios that past participants called “amazing” and “super helpful.”

($250 Value)

Here’s What The Certified Body Image Coach Program Includes

Only 20 spots available. The Certification program includes everything in the Foundations program, plus...

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6 Live Integration Sessions

In these live sessions, you’ll get personalized mentorship with Danni & Summer on how to put these tools into practice. We'll discuss current events, review case studies, do live demonstrations and have opportunities for discussion and questions.

Class Schedule (each class is 90 min):

The Fall cohort is opening for enrollment on Monday July 29th!

All classes happen on Tuesdays at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern on the following  dates:

Sept 10
Oct 8
Nov 12
Dec 3
Jan 7
Feb 11

*You must attend at least 4 of the 6 live classes to be certified.

($3,000 Value)

Enrolment deadline is Wednesday, September 4th.

Only 20 spots available - filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Certification Process

To become a Certified Body Image Coach, you’ll be required to complete quizzes after each session and verify that you’ve practiced the tools with a client, as well as complete a final case study.

Certificate & Badge

Once you have completed the requirements for the certification, you’ll receive a certificate to display and badge to use on your website.

($500 Value)

Your Own Directory Listing

Once you're certified, you’ll be able to include your contact information in our Certified Body Image Coach directory.

($500 Value)

Full Access to
the You, On Fire program

You’ll receive full access to the self-study version of the You, On Fire program to give you more tools to support your own body image and see how they are used in a group program.

($800 Value)

Member-Led Facebook Group

Connect with other anti-diet professionals and share resources or ask questions of one another in the exclusive Body Image Coach community-led Facebook group.

($250 Value)

Bonus Workshops & Tutorials

Bonus CLASSES FROM THESE EXPERTS

($1,750 Value)

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how to work with organizations

How to get into and work with with organizations

with Danni "Amapoundcake" Adams (she/her)

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Feminist Marketing Practices

Doing business differently

with Kelly Diels (she/her)

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Collective Liberation

Moving beyond personal liberation

with Chrissy King (she/her)

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Making your personal training fat positive

How to have an inclusive personal training business

with Christine DeFilippis (she/her)

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body Image & ADHD

The connection between body image and ADHD

with Tiffany Ima (she/her)

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Supporting Disabled Clients

How to support Disabled clients

with Destiny DiMattei (she/her)

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Business Setup

How to setup your coaching business

with Summer Innanen (she/her)

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"Don’t hesitate for one moment! It’s a worthy investment of time and money and your confidence will skyrocket. This program gave me the tools I needed to confidently market myself as a body confidence coach. It offers practical frameworks that help us to coach our clients while staying within our scope of practice. I appreciated that I always felt comfortable asking questions. I’m grateful to have more tools at my fingertips to support my clients as they navigate their most challenging body image concerns."Michelle Viña-Baltsas (she/her)
Certified Intuitive Eating & Body Confidence Coach
MichelleVinaBaltsas.com
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"This program gave me so many wonderful tools and helped build more confidence in my ability to help clients of all shapes and sizes with body image issues. They went above and beyond to help us with practice demos and provide extra tools even at the end based on each participant preferences and needs. Run don’t walk the next time they present this opportunity!"Marcia Dadds (she/her)
MS, RDN Clinical Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Nutrition Therapist
marciadadds.com

What we cover in each module

Ready to become the go-to body image expert your clients need?

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Body Image Coaching Foundations
  • + 11 Video Trainings ($500 Value)
  • + 11 Slide Decks ($500 Value)
  • + 9 Summary Sheets ($500 Value)
  • + Worksheets ($500 Value)
  • + Demonstration Videos ($900 Value)
  • + Resource Library ($350 Value)
  • + Integration Roadmap ($250 Value)

Total Value: Over $3,500!

$1,200 USD

or 3 monthly payments of $400

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Certified Body Image Coach
Certified Body Image Coach
  • Everything in the foundations program...
  • + 11 Video Trainings ($500 Value)
  • + 11 Slide Decks ($500 Value)
  • + 9 Summary Sheets ($500 Value)
  • + Worksheets ($500 Value)
  • + Demonstration Videos ($900 Value)
  • + Resource Library ($350 Value)
  • + Integration Roadmap ($250 Value)
  • PLUS...
  • + 6 Live Integration/Q&A Sessions ($3000 Value)
  • + Certification Process
  • + Certificate & Badge ($500 Value)
  • + Your Own Directory Listing ($500 Value)
  • + Full Access to You, On Fire ($800 Value)
  • + Member-Led Facebook Group ($250 Value)
  • + Bonus Workshops & Tutorials ($1,750 Value)

Total Value: Over $10,000!

$2,950 USD

or 12 monthly payments of $250

Get on the waitlist for Fall 2024

*There is an annual fee of $250 to remain certified. Enrollment for the Fall 2024 cohort will open on July 29th.

We Accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express
*To bring more marginalized folx into this work - racialized, disabled and transgender folx who experience financial hardship can apply to receive a partial or full scholarship for the program (spots limited). If this applies to you, please fill out this scholarship application form
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"This program gave me sharper tools, a deeper understanding, and practical resources to use with my clients. What I enjoyed most about this was the camaraderie and support of the group, and the opportunity to observe live coaching in real-time."Dana Baron (she/her)
Intuitive Eating Coach
Co-Founder of Wellness Lately
WellnessLately.com
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"I would highly recommend this program to any Intuitive Eating professionals who feel confident in their work supporting people with food challenges but want to build their skills and expertise in body image coaching. It has equipped me with tools and materials to confidently support my clients while deepening my foundational understanding of where these issues stem from and how they impact us. What I enjoyed most about this was the small, interactive group sessions, so we could connect with others, ask questions, observe demos, and get plenty of personalized attention!"Bridget Shannon (she/her)
Intuitive Eating Coach
Co-Founder of Wellness Lately WellnessLately.com

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to help you decide if this Certification is right for you

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"This programme provided me with so many amazing tools and strategies that I now feel much more confident working with my clients on developing their body acceptance and resiliency skills. My favorite parts of the programme were definitely the more experiential/interactive exercises which were demonstrated in the live sessions in the programme. I’d highly recommend this to anyone wanting to improve their competency in this area. It affirmed my belief that most of this stuff isn’t actually about our body and I love that they addressed this so deeply."Gillian McCollum (she/her)
Anti-Diet Food and Body Freedom Coach
GillianMccollum.com
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"I would highly recommend this program to any Intuitive Eating professionals who feel confident in their work supporting people with food challenges but want to build their skills and expertise in body image coaching. It has equipped me with tools and materials to confidently support my clients while deepening my foundational understanding of where these issues stem from and how they impact us. What I enjoyed most about this was the small, interactive group sessions, so we could connect with others, ask questions, observe demos, and get plenty of personalized attention!"Bridget Shannon (she/her)
Intuitive Eating Coach
Co-Founder of Wellness Lately WellnessLately.com

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