Decolonizing Fitness — PoC

Tips to Help Navigate the Gym When You Present as Gender Ambiguous

Posted by Ilya Parker on

There are lots of benefits to working out in a commercial gym, specifically if you find a convenient location and a cheap membership. However, many folks who are gender ambiguous in there presentation (i.e. trans, non binary, gender non conforming, femme guy, butch woman...) working out at commercial gyms can be very frightening, uncomfortable and a downright unsafe place for us.

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“Bro What Does Decolonizing Fitness Even Mean?”

Posted by Ilya Parker on

So firstly, I’d like to define the word “decolonizing” and what it means to me in the context of fitness.

Decolonizing: breaking free from systems, schools of thought, practices etc. that cause us harm, restrict our individual & collective power, remove our right to self determine...as whole, complex, beautiful humans. So what decolonizing also means for me is to reinvent, reimagine, restructure Fitness practices that feel supportive, affirming, empowering.

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