WELCOME TO DECOLONIZING FITNESS
Decolonizing Fitness is not a gym, but an online educational resource for coaches, trainers, studio owners, and anyone who is interested in unlearning toxic fitness culture.
Decolonizing Fitness as a practice is about providing a supportive environment to individuals who have historically not felt welcomed in fitness spaces particularly Black, Indigenous, people of color & folks from the global majority, queer and gender expansive people, fat folks, people with disabilities, people with chronic illnesses, people who are facing economic challenges and folks who are 65 and older.
If you are in search of an affirming movement practitioner in your area you can download the FREE list of providers below.
FUNDRAISING | BUILDING A PHYSICAL SPACE FOR DECOLONIZING FITNESS
When Ilya started Decolonizing Fitness in 2015 it was completely virtual. Decolonizing Fitness existed in online resources, social media posts, and anywhere Ilya was speaking or sharing knowledge. Now it’s time for Decolonizing Fitness to have a physical home! Help Ilya purchase the equipment needed to transform this space into a fitness-oriented community space where folks of all genders, orientations, and sizes can come to heal their relationship with body and movement.
NEW SHIRTS: I SUPPORT TRANS AND non-binary athletes
Trans & Non-binary people are part of some of the most targeted groups in our communities. With over 400 anti-trans bills introduced this year alone attacking trans athletes, gender affirming healthcare and the autonomy of trans youth. These anti-trans bills also have a centuries long history as some of the first legal policing of trans people in the United states, began in the 1840s until the 1930s in the form of what is now known as Crossdressing Legislations. The explicit goal of these laws was to disappear Trans and Non-binary folks from the public so that the government could naturalize the myth that there are only men & only women who exist and they look a certain way. Now more than ever it is time to show solidarity with Trans & Non-binary people as we have always been here and deserve to exist just as we are. Also, by supporting the work of Decolonizing Fitness you are directly helping to sustain supporting a Black trans person.
Are you a fitness or movement pro seeking to learn ways to be more supportive in practice? Are you currently enrolled in a fitness certification program and feel the material is harmful, outdated and not reflective of your lived experience? If so the Decolonizing Fitness Patreon is for you!
Become a member today and gain immediate access to workout videos, recorded discussions with radical & innovative fitness leaders covering several topics not touched in mainstream fitness, articles, book recommendations, give aways and so much more!
The DF Patreon is also for fitness enthusiasts, people new to fitness and anyone else wanting to learn!
Check Out The Affirming spaces series
Creating Affirming Movement Spaces Part One: How to Support Trans and Gender Diverse People [WEBINAR RECORDING]
Pain Guide: 5 Ways to Make Your Movement Practice More Inclusive to Folks in Pain
I Was Featured in Men's Health Magazine and this is how I feel about it
Unpacking the History of Anti-Blackness in the Fitness Industry
Trans Awareness Month
Decolonizing fitness podcast
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