Help Decolonizing Fitness Get A Training Space

Greetings Everyone!

I’m a Physical Therapist Assistant and Personal Trainer specializing in Medical Exercise . My weight-neutral, compassionate, trauma informed care comes from all the struggle I’ve experienced as a fat, black, non binary trans person with mental health issues and chronic medical conditions.

I am also a grassroots organizer with much of my work centering gender, racial and healing justice. I am also a freelance writer and have contributed to ​EveryDay Feminism ​, ​Self Magazine , Mashable Magazine  and ​AthleteAlly ​.  

I decided to merge my love for restorative based movement practices and community advocacy to create Decolonizing Fitness, LLC  which is ​a social justice platform that provides affirming fitness services, community education and apparel in support of body diversity.

I was recently offered an opportunity to become a group fitness trainer at an amazing body affirming &  LGBTQIA+ inclusive space Current Wellness . I’m in the process of going through their very informative 6 week training course where I'm learning ways to guide participants through the Tidal experience. Tidal is a group class that combines yoga and strength training and is rooted in intuitive movement. I’ve never been through any movement training like this before nor have I interned with other movement professionals. I'm super grateful for the connection.  I'm also stoked to have access to a private space that will allow for me to work with clients one-on-one.  

I'm so excited to bring Decolonizing Fitness to a physical training space and work with amazing folks in a group setting. So, Decolonizing Fitness supporters, I need your help with covering some of the associated cost. 

Here's what I need help with: 

1. Funding to attain my ACE  Group Fitness Instructor Certification : $450

2.  Funding for training apparel and workout equipment: $350

3.  Funding to rent training space: $1200

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Organizer

ILYA PARKER 
Organizer
Durham, NC
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