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Movement in ED Recovery – Leaving Toxic Fitness Culture Behind

About the event:

  • Leslie Jordan Garcia will be hosting this event, guiding attendees through a chair-based movement activity, and presenting about pleasure-focused exercise and embodiment in ED recovery. 
  • Ragen Chastain’s presentation will cover:
    • Research around movement (in particular weight-neutral movement)
    • HowToxic Fitness Culture can create barriers to people’s ability to develop healthy, positive relationships with movement. 
    • Tactical strategies to help clients create a healthy relationships with movement in ED recovery
    • Tools for ED Specialists to identify internalized (subconscious) diet culture/toxic fitness culture
    • Specifics regarding ethics/best practices when incorporating movement in ED treatment
  • Format –  presentation, activity for participants, Q&A/discussion
  • We will have light breakfast options, snacks, beverages, a nice lunch, and plenty of time for networking and connection


Friday September 29th, 2023. The event will be from 8am – 4pm.


The UT Thompson Conference Center


  • General admission – $175
  • CTEDS Members – $150
  • Student – $100
  • Equity – $50  – Our Equity pricing is for folks who are experiencing both marginalized identities and significant economic hardship

Registration is LIVE!

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About Ragen:

Ragen Chastain is a speaker, writer, researcher, Board Certified Patient Advocate, multi-certified health and fitness professional, and thought leader in weight science, weight stigma, health, and healthcare. Utilizing her background in research methods and statistics, Ragen has brought her signature mix of humor and hard facts to healthcare, corporate, college, and conference audiences from Kaiser Permanente and Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Amazon and Google, to Dartmouth and Cal Tech, to IDEA World and canfitpro. Author of the Weight and Healthcare newsletter, the book Fat: The Owner’s Manual, co-author of HAES Health Sheets, and editor of the anthology The Politics of Size, Ragen is frequently featured as an expert in print, radio, television, and documentary film. In her free time, Ragen is a national dance champion, triathlete, marathoner who holds the Guinness World Record for Heaviest Woman to Complete a Marathon, and co-founder of the Fit Fatties Facebook group which has over 11,000 members. Ragen lives in LA with her fiancée Julianne and their adorable foster dogs. You can follow her on Instagram @RagenChastain and find her work at WeightAndHealthcare.com.


About Leslie:

Leslie is a passionate multi-certified Anti-diet Eating Disorder Recovery and wellness practitioner, who has turned her personal struggle into a mission to help others heal and reclaim their power. With a unique blend of wit, empathy, and a social justice lens, she brings her own experiences to the table to create a truly transformative approach to wellness. 

You can follow Leslie on Instagram @eatfree.livefierce and at https://ljordanenterprise.com


Interested in sponsoring this event?

Sponsors will have a booth at the event to promote their services, along with various perks depending on sponsorship level. This is open to everyone, not just treatment centers. Sponsor fees begin at $700. 

Proceeds from this event go to our CTEDS Equitable Treatment Scholarship to provide specialized ED treatment for a person in need every year.


Registration is LIVE!

Get your tickets here.


If you are not currently a member of CTEDS, or if your contact info has changed, please contact education@cteds.org to learn how to register for this event.

Thank you to our GOLD LEVEL sponsor(s):

Within Health