May 30, 2023

Why a strong, functional core is critical to aging women with Kia Williams

Why a strong, functional core is critical to aging women with Kia Williams

I’m thrilled to have Kia Williams join the show and help us understand the holistic application of core work. Kia has such deep knowledge and experience with educating women about their core, and it’s demonstrated in her book Functional Core for Women.

Kia shares some of the myths surrounding core work, indicators that we need to strengthen our core, and shares two movements she believes are impactful to strengthening the core. 

Kia Williams, MBA, MS, is a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity) advocate, global fitness presenter, published author, program specialist, wellness service provider, and the 2022 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year. Kia is the youngest person and first Black person awarded this highly acclaimed recognition. Kia’s heart dedications are for serving as the Wellness Chairwoman for the NAACP Fort Worth-Tarrant County Chapter, founding board member of Striking + Strong hair care brand, Fit4Mom board member, an executive board member for Jeremiah 33:6, a not-for-profit holistic health education and preventative medicine corporation. Kia's career mission is to support people who are affected by marginalization in jobs, education, healthcare, and lack of representation in the fitness industry. 

We discuss:

  • Her path to becoming a fitness instructor
  • What our core actually is
  • Indicators we need to strengthen our core
  • Myths surrounding core strength
  • Recommended movements for someone who wants to strengthen their core

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