Your donation will go towards the creation of a short documentary on Kathryn Benko, the proud owner of Sole Fitness, with the help of Honey Head Films, a female production company here in Wilmington, NC.
Our goal is to bring more attention to the mission-driven work that Kathryn is doing, and the story behind what drives her.
Kathryn's originally from Dallas, TX and moved to Wilmington in the summer of 2014 after an intense battle with an eating and body-image disorder. What started as a seemingly harmless desire to get healthy and watch her calorie intake, soon turned into an addiction to weight loss and her own body image. Ultimately, taking her down a path of self-destruction, but also spiritual awakening.
After a long and drawn out process of admission, recovery, and transparency - she began to hear from other women that, while her case was more extreme, she was certainly not alone in her shameful feelings and actions related to her body.
This sparked a passion and purpose in her to help other women who might be going through those same feelings she had experienced and others had empathized with. Ironically, her vehicle for change was the same one which had originally started her down this path, fitness.
Only this time, she would redefine what it meant to live a healthy life. Taking lessons from her own journey, she'd prioritize the need for spiritual and mental health just as much, if not more, than physical health.
Sole Fitness was born.
In her own words, "Sole Fitness is a community of women striving to live a full life through health, fitness, and shameless living. By nourishing our souls and seeking the source of our identity, our goal is to strengthen our hearts, minds, and bodies together.
Through group fitness classes, at-home training plans, local events, and community engagement, our hope is that we would own our worth and walk empowered towards truth."
Please donate as much as you feel comfortable with so that we can spread Kathryn's story, and help to expand her positive impact within the Wilmington, NC community!
Kathryn Benko: Founder of Sole Fitness
Produced by: Wrightsville Creatives; Connor Rode
Directed by: Honey Head Films
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