Do you want to LOVE your today-body?
Good, because what you're gonna find in Bikini Bootcamp is a paradigm shift. A new way of BEING. A revel-YOU-tion.
What IS Bikini Bootcamp?
In Bikini Bootcamp, we're not exercising our bodies to strengthen our abs + our asses. NO WAY.
In Bikini Bootcamp, the only muscle we aim to strengthen is our MY-BODY-IS-A-GOOD-BODY muscle.
Because WE KNOW our bodies are not a problem.
How does it work?
Bikini Bootcamp is a 4 week, SELF PACED, do-it-on-your-own-time, completely finish-able, SSS mini-course, guaranteed to yield big results… if you do the work. Basically, I’ve taken all of the revel-YOU-tionary work we did in Week 2 of Style School, and spread it out over 4 weeks.
The structure of the course is like nothing you’ve seen before in SSS, and Two sections. Going deep into the rename reframe unshame with a week of daily practices + supporting exercises
AND the bones of the course - how to find a bikini for your today body
designed to help strengthen your BODY CONFIDENCE MUSCLE, and set you on the path to FREEDOM, in your today-body. No more sitting on the sidelines, telling your kids you're too hot - too cold - too tired - too hungry - too ANYTHING, to play with them at the beach or pool. Because you know what? Kids are intuitive. You don't need to say A THING to say EVERYTHING. In Bikini Bootcamp, our goal isn't simply to show up in our bathing suits, it's to move around FREE FROM BODY SHAME in our bathing suits.
In Bikini Bootcamp, here's what we will do...
Call a spade and spade, and recognize our part in the body shaming culture, because only THEN will "culture" begin to shift
Begin the practice of Renaming, Reframing and Unshaming the conversations we have WITH and about our bodies
PRACTICE seeing our bodies as BEAUTIFUL, instead of dissecting them through a lens of criticism and disappointment
Collect our body's data, and use the SUPER DETAILED, IMAGE FILLED, TIP RIDDEN reference guide I've created for you to begin shopping for a suit that will fit to flatter your today-body
Learn a "tame 'em and name 'em" strategy to put those negative-voices-inside-your-head-that-say-YOU-CAN'T-WEAR-A-BIKINI in their proper place
Put on a damn bikini, go to the beach, and rock the hell out of it, because you already have a bikini body
Because it is time for us to redefine what a beach-body looks like. The culture of body shaming has gotten so ugly - so big - so global, it is disconnecting women from their bodies at a time when they should feel FREE and WILD and UNTAMED.
When we shame ourselves, we shame our children.
When we shame ourselves, we shame our neighbors.
When we shame ourselves, we shame all women.
WE ARE THE BODY SHAME CULTURE. AND IT HAS TO STOP.
For most of my life, I was estranged from my body. We were NOT friends. I didn't understand it, know it, see it's beauty. Five years ago I started learning about my body -- collecting it's data, getting familiar with it, looking in the mirror with curiosity instead of disgust. And bit by bit, my body-confidence grew. After not wearing a true bathing suit for close to 15 years, I bought myself a tankini... the kind that covered me from my neck to my knees. I felt like I had WON BODY CONFIDENCE, because I was finally wearing a damn bathing suit. Except I wasn't free from shame. I chose a suit that covered me from my neck to knees BECAUSE of shame. Sure, the tankini got me in the water, which was fantastic, but I wasn't connecting with my kids, or myself, the way that I wanted to. I wasn't moving freely in my body. I was stuck in my head, completely gripped by shame, moving cautiously and carefully on the beach, conscious of every wiggle and jiggle, pucker and dimple.
And then I went to Mexico, and I experienced something I had NEVER experienced before. For the first time in my life, I was ashamed of my bathing suit, and NOT my body.
In Mexico I saw ALL THE BODIES on the beach. I saw big boobies and small boobies, big butts and small butts, big bellies and small bellies. And all the bodies were in BIKINIS!! And I couldn't believe how FREE everybody looked, and how freely women moved in their bodies. These women were not hiding or covering up. They were PLAYING, RUNNING, JUMPING, EATING, LAUGHING. They were BEAUTIFUL and they were LIVING.
And that's when I decided I needed to stop dabbling in body confidence, AND START A DAMN BIKINI REVOLUTION. It's hard to go it alone. It took me a lifetime of inside-by-head pep talks to go from being gripped-by-shame, to being gripped-by-shame-in-a-bathing-suit. Hardly a victory if you ask me.
Body confidence takes PRACTICE. It's not a one-and-done lesson. It's a muscle that needs to be continuously flexed. And it is BEST DONE as part of a greater whole. A movement. AN UPRISING OF WOMEN WHO ARE SAYING ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
I know it's cliche, but women-of-the-world, LET'S BE THE CHANGE.
WELCOME TO THE REVOLUTION.
Sign up for Bikini Bootcamp, Today!
One Payment. TONS of content. 14 daily body-confidence-building exercises. $47
Whoa. This sounds amazing! Give me the deets!
On the first day of the course (Friday, June 15th), you will receive a comprehensive set of worksheets that will cover everything you need to begin your bikini search. The worksheets will include instructions on how to collect your body's data, with tips on how to use that data to find the right suit for your shape.
On Day 1 of this course, I will host a LIVE Class Call that will be filled to the brim with inspiration, motivation and EDUCATION. Most online mini-courses offer pre-recorded content. I've chosen NOT TO DO THAT for this course because I want to talk to YOU! I want you to know, without a doubt, that I've got your back, and I am 100% invested in seeing you move toward body freedom, and away from body shame. The call WILL BE recorded so watching live isn't necessary, BUT I want you to know my presence during the mini-course will be STRONG.
Body Positivity Bootcamp
Listen gals, finding the right suit for your shape is one thing. Having the courage to wear the damn suit IN PUBLIC is a whole 'nother ballgame. Courage takes practice. It takes a shift in perspective. Which is why you will receive 10 days of Body Positivity activities and exercises in your inbox BEFORE we even start trying on the suits.
Once you've received all of the downloadable content AND watched the Live Class Call, you will have 10 days to shop before we convene together in our secret Facebook Group. This should give you ample time to gather together a variety of suits (without having to pay for expedited shipping) to try on, try on again, and then try on again, again and again before our bikini show and tell begins!
Live Q+A Session
As you move your way through the Bikini Bootcamp curriculum, engage in the Body Positivity exercises and begin the bikini-search, questions WILL emerge. I will not leave you hanging. Beginning on Day 1, you will be able to submit your Q's to me, and I will host two LIVE Q+A events during your Shop-a-palooza/Body Positivity week so that I can answer ALL of your Q's.
Sign up for Bikini Bootcamp, Today!
One Payment. Two Weeks. TONS of material + support. $99.
Some A's to your Q's
+ Protecting my skin is SUPER important to me. Do I HAVE to wear a bikini to join Bikini Bootcamp?
No. Bikini Bootcamp is WAY OF BEING, not a prescription. I don't care WHAT you wear on your body, so long as you're not wearing it out of shame. One piece suits are ok. Tankinis are ok. Rash gaurds are ok. Hats are ok. You can wear a damn kaftan if you want. I don't care. So long as you're not doing it out of shame.
+Really, no private FB group, Stasia? I'm not sure about this.
That's all right, because I am wicked sure about this. THIS course is self-paced, finish-able, wicked affordable, and totally awesome. The majority of the work you'll be doing here in Bikini Bootcamp is INSIDE WORK - that it is to say, you'll be going DEEP into the Rename-Reframe-Unshame part of loving your today-body. That work doesn't happen on Facebook. That happens inside of you. And anway, when it comes to sharing your NEW SWIMSUITS, you can do that in the alumni group!!
+I'm terrified of wearing a bathing suit. I still hate my body. Should I join?
Well, that depends. How DONE are you with all the body shame? Bikini Bootcamp was designed for women who are READY to do the work. In Bikini Bootcamp, we are working to BREAK DOWN the culture of body shame - not revel in it. Do I think Bikini Bootcamp will be super easy for you? NOPE. Do I think you'll learn something. HELL YES. But you gotta do the work. You might not come out of Bikini Bootcamp swimsuit ready, but you'll likely come out with a new perspective, and THAT is a beautiful beginning.
+I've got some hefty summer plans. What if I can't finish the course in 4 weeks?
No big deal! This is a self-paced course, so you do you, sister.
+How many hours per week can I expect to put into the course?
Good Q! This is wayyyy different than Style School, so in case you're wondering if it's the same kind of time commitment as Style School - it's not. I'd say you could easily finish the coursework/videos in 1 - 3 hours per week.
[All photos on this page by photographer extraordinaire, Lynne Bechard Photography]