The Balanced Barbell is an honest, open site for sharing my own experiences with body image, strength training, healthy eating, and lifestyle balance. I am not a fitness expert, dietician, or, by any stretch of the imagination, a doctor. Please consult your own doctor before starting any exercise program or modifying your diet. I also encourage you to do your own research when it comes to your health and well-being and, above all, listen to your body.

I do not write paid posts. If I link to a fitness expert and their site or program, it is because I enjoy their information and want to share it. If I mention a product, it’s simply because I like it.

I write from a place of kindness and respect and I ask that you do too. Feel free to post opposing viewpoints. However, rude, offensive, or hurtful comments will be deleted.