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
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
2. Funding for training apparel and workout equipment: $350
3. Funding to rent training space: $1200