WELCOME TO DECOLONIZING FITNESS
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.
Introducing the Decolonizing Fitness Monthly Panel Series!
The Decolonizing Fitness Monthly Panel Series is an online discussion that happens the 3rd Saturday of the month.
The DF Panel Series aims to:
1. Amplify the experiences of populations who are typically negated in mainstream fitness, wellness and healthcare.
2. Bring radical movement pros together to dream and build collectively.
3. Expand affirming fitness education while reducing barriers to access it.
NEW SHIRTS: I SUPPORT TRANS AND non-binary athletes
With over 400 anti-trans bills introduced this year alone attacking trans athletes, gender affirming healthcare and the autonomy of trans youth. Lets be clear trans people are under attack in the U.S. and globally and these anti-trans legislation also has a centuries long history as some of the first legal policing of trans people in the United states that began in the 1840s and is now known as 'Crossdressing Legislations'.
The explicit goal of these laws was and still is to disappear Trans and Non-binary folks from the public so that the government can 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 and non-binary people as we have always been here and deserve to exist just as we are.
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!