Bethany C. Meyers (pronouns: they/she) is the founder and CEO of the be.come project. Having spent over a decade teaching sought-after and waitlisted classes, they quickly became a recognizable master instructor across the country. Over the course of their career, Meyers has developed teaching curriculum for prominent studios, trained countless instructors, led pre/post natal workshops, and continues to be known for their unique and effective cueing. Meyers’ experience and personal stake in gender and body-inclusive representation is reflected in the be.come project.
Meyers’ approach to fitness is through a “body-neutral” lens,” or the idea of shifting from self-criticism, to a middle ground of acceptance of one’s body. After battling an eating disorder for the majority of their fitness career, Meyers began to heal their relationship with exercise, food and the physical self. Through this journey their eyes were opened to the dangerous messages that are often perpetuated in the fitness and wellness world. Vowing to be the change they so desperately needed, Meyers founded the be.come project in July 2018, with the intention of sharing the powerful message of body-neutrality with the world. As Bethany always says, “some days we may love our body, some days we may hate our body, but all days we respect our body.”
Beyond the be.come project, Meyers is a prominent voice and advocate in the LGBTQ+ community, with particular ambition to amplify issues facing nonbinary and transgender communities. Meyers splits their time between New York City and upstate New York, with their spouse and their two dogs, Papa and Sun.