Decolonizing Fitness is a social justice platform owned and operated solely by black trans folks. We provide affirming fitness services, community education and apparel in support of body diversity.
Decolonizing Fitness as a collective was birthed from the need for folks (i.e. fat, trans, queer, people with disabilities, people over 65) who have historically not felt welcomed in fitness spaces to have better access to inclusive services.
We firmly believe fitness can be used as a healing modality to help people regain a more supportive connection to their bodies.
Please help us to sustain this work by making a donation. No amount is too small.
Ilya provides support for trans people through purposeful movement as a tool to reconnect to their bodies and to aid in reflecting their true selves.
Ilya is also a member of ASDAH and trains from a weight neutral & fat-acceptant approach.
Group Training *Coming Soon*
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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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If you’d like to hire Ilya for a training please email them for a list of their current offerings.
Decolonizing Fitness is Coming to Philly!
Decolonizing Fitness will be bringing the very 1st Affirming Spaces workshop to Philly! This interactive workshop is taught directly from the book: “LGBTQIA Affirming Spaces: Fitness Edition” and was created for fitness and movement professionals. Affirming Spaces was designed to help each participant learn the ways they can provide a supportive environment to individuals who have historically not felt welcomed in fitness spaces i.e. queer, transgender & gender non conforming people especially those who exist at the intersections of race, fatness, disability, age, class & health status.
In addition to providing a chance for us to learn and grow together in community, this workshop also provides us with an opportunity to support a new community-based project. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors (Three Queens Yoga, Nonnormative Body Club, Power Plant Gym, Superfit Hero, KG Strong, and Studio 34), all ticket sales will go directly to the Freedom Barbell Club.
Please contact AsherFreemanCPT@Gmail.com with any questions or concerns, including requests for interpretation as well as need for no-cost tickets.
We have some awesome merch to help you spread the message of inclusive fitness!
75% of profits made from merchandise sales goes to a scholarship fund so that we may continue to offer free and sliding scales services to our clients. Not only are you helping to spread an awesome message but you’re paying it forward and we truly appreciate that!
Currently all printing and shipping of orders is handled by one person. So please be aware of our shipping times.
You can review our shipping and refund policy HERE.