While I am currently living in a state (North Carolina) that has begun easing stay at home restrictions. For my safety and the safety of those I may come in contact with. I have made the decision to continue the suspension of all in-person training until further notice. Decolonizing Fitness will continue to offer sliding scale online training that is weight neutral (no diet or weight loss talk), trans friendly (no gendered assumptions) and disability friendly (ask for and anticipate access needs). There is also a growing catalog of workout videos (including some awesome seated workouts) available on the Decolonizing Fitness Patreon with membership packages starting at $2 a month.
As a black trans person with chronic health issues I am filled with fear and uncertainty during these times. However, I believe no matter what we keep each other safe and supported.
Please consider making a one time donation so that I may continue to provide affirming and accessible services to our most impacted communities.
covid-19 resources for marginalized communities
COVID-19 Resources for Indigenous, POC, Trans, Disabled & Undocumented Communities.
This list also includes resources for sex workers, poor, working class, incarcerated and unhoused folks.
Feel free to share any resources you have and I will add them.
I ask for folks who wish to access this list and don't hold marginalized identities please offer a donation; to support the labor of creating and updating this list regularly.
I am currently working with folks remotely to provide personal training services.
We'll work together and build an individualized plan that is affirming to your needs, goals, interest and experiences.
Please email me here for more information: info[at]decolonizingfitness[dot]com
If you are ready to begin please click on the button to complete the Personal Training Questionnaire
Patreon is a place where I can share my offerings with you at various price points. For folks who may not be able to access my online coaching due to financial difficulties. I am currently creating online videos on my Patreon available 24/7 to help provide more support.
Patreon is also a platform where I share loads of content for other Fitness & Movement Professionals to make your services more affirming to a diverse group of folks.
Below you will find a video that is available on my Patreon highlighting how you can transition from lying to standing without the use of a supportive device.
Sit to Stand Without A Supportive Device
As a small business that was already sustaining with limited resources. I am happy to say the online store remains up and running for now. However, the spread of COVID-19 has severely delayed all print to order options at this time. Everything listed on the store is in stock and will ship in the U.S. within 2-3 business days.
75% of profits made from merchandise sales goes to a scholarship fund which has been drastically depleted since the pandemic hit. Please consider purchasing a shirt so that we may continue to offer free and sliding scales services.
Ilya is a social justice advocate with over 10 years of experience as a grassroots organizer and educator. Ilya is also a fat trans personal trainer who has felt firsthand the harshness of the fitness industry.
Decolonizing Fitness is equipped to work with fitness and movement professionals so that they may cultivate safe environments for individuals who typically don’t feel welcomed in the current fitness climate. By doing so businesses will also retain a more diverse client population.
Let Decolonizing Fitness support your business in the areas of: fat acceptance, trans & LGB inclusion, disability justice and healing justice.
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