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Introducing body neutral fitness workshops, designed specifically for newcomers to Canada.

Our workshops aim to bring people together and offer a fun opportunity to boost morale and maintain a sense of comradery amongst participants.

Being body neutral means accepting and being neutral towards your physical appearance, rather than constantly striving for perfection. It is about respecting your body, regardless of what you look like. In this workshop, participants will learn how to approach fitness from a body neutral perspective, and how to rise with resilience in fitness and in everyday life.  

We will guide participants through a light hearted and interactive presentation on the history of fitness, body neutrality, and how to implement body neutrality into everyday life. Games and activities will be sprinkled throughout. The workshop will finish with a body neutral fitness class where participants will immediately put their new skills and mindset into action!

We create an intimate and welcoming space where each participant gets attention and can feel a sense of belonging. This workshop isn’t just about building resilience or “working out”, but fostering community as well.


With the stress of being in a new country and around new people, it is ever more challenging for newcomers to find the time to both exercise AND find their community. Numerous studies have shown that fitness programs have the potential to decrease stress, improve sleep quality, and foster meaningful connections between participants. Our unique body neutral approach to fitness not only solves this problem, but teaches self-confidence and respect, helping people to step out into the world with more resilience.

"Growing up in one of the only ethnic families in my neighbourhood, I know how mentally draining it is to be constantly surrounded by messages to hate your body. Through my own experiences, the experiences of my family, and of my numerous clients over the years, I have created a program to teach participants how to increase their confidence through fitness. By removing how we look from the dialogue we create space for joy, for fun, and for total body acceptance. Fitness is FUN!"

- Jenni Morse, founder of Rise with Resilience™ -


Our workshops are both highly interactive and introspective, with the main goal of building resilience through body neutral fitness. Jenni will start off the workshop by sharing her own story of how fitness has brought people together in her home and community while growing up. Each participant will have the opportunity to participate in the games/activities. The journey through the history of fitness offers an eye-opening yet light-hearted glimpse into what humanity has gone through, particularly throughout the 20th century where the fitness industry was primarily focused on encouraging us to change our appearance. We’ll dive into body neutrality and how to practise it. And of course, the fitness class at the end of the workshop brings everyone together and ends the day on a high note!



“Jenni does a great job of making you feel comfortable in your own body. No judgement, and she has a way of keeping you going in a fun way!”

- Emily -

“Jenni, I love your beautiful spirit. You are a kind and inspiring instructor. This program and your classes drastically helped me to reduce my work stress level and put life into perspective.

- Laure -

I feel proud of what I can do physically, as a result of participating in this program. It also increases my feelings of happiness - it gets my endorphins firing! I love the music you use. I LOVE your inspirational spirit!! Thank you for keeping me active.”
- Joni -

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What are the benefits of body neutrality?

Body neutrality is the ability to accept and respect your body, even if it does not look exactly how you would like. With body neutrality there is no pressure to feel any specific way about your body. It is known to reduce anxiety, lower stress, and improve mood. Because of this, body acceptance is much more attainable since the focus is not on how we look. The goal is to feel good in your body and feel good when moving your body.


What are some negative effects of not practicing body neutrality?

Negative effects include:

  • struggling with low confidence and self-esteem

  • feeling lost/intimidated in a fitness environment

  • intense shame/depression/anxiety that forces them to miss out on life

  • attempt to change their body through dangerous drugs and cosmetic procedures

  • life in general will never be satisfying enough because the one and only important thing is what they look like


What are the facility needs?

We have a space available for use at Centre Greene, located in Montreal’s Westmount neighbourhood. If you wish to have us come to you, we require a room big enough for 10-15 participants, tables and chairs for each participant, and a projector and screen. We will provide the sound system for the fitness class at the end of the workshop.


We can also offer a virtual option through Zoom.


How much does the workshop cost?

Every workshop is different and customized based on the participants. Reach out to us and we can start the conversation!

Who will be delivering the workshop?

The workshop and fitness class will be delivered by Rise with Resilience’s founder, Jenni Morse. Another team member will also be present to assist.


Who is the workshop for?

We can cater the workshop to all demographics, customizing the programming based on the group of people that will be in attendance. Some examples of groups are women/women identifying, team specific, LGBTQIA2S+, older adults, etc.

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