Kit Steinkellner
Updated November 25, 2015 5:04 am
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Mel Rymill’s self-empowerment revolution started, as so many self empowerment revolutions do, when she found herself on the receiving end of an ignorant comment from someone who just didn’t get it.

The offending party was a personal trainer, who, during her first meeting with Mel, immediately made assumptions about Mel and her body.

“…the first thing she said to me was, ‘Obviously you want to get back to your pre-baby weight,'” Mel explained in a Facebook post she wrote about the incident. “It wasn’t a question, it was a statement. And it pissed. Me. Off.”

Mel corrected her trainer by explaining “My goal is to regain my core strength and endurance…I’m not worried by how my body looks, only how it functions…it can be pretty badass.”

But the experience stayed with her, and got her thinking.