I will begin with my personal values. Fitness has not traditionally been an inclusive space. My practice is designed to support a sea change where fitness intersects with inclusivity, justice, and anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-colonial practices. I believe in equity and justice, and I know that I must act on my beliefs for them to hold meaning.
Creating a training space and atmosphere that is inclusive, safer, and anti-racist & anti-sexist is one way that I act on my values. Participating in redistribution of resources through regular mutual aid fundraising is another (I personally give 5% of my gross income to mutual aid every month). Providing sliding scale, low-cost, and free services for folks who cannot afford personal training is another.
We cannot change anything if we don’t act. If you have questions or would like me to expand on any of my values or actions, please do reach out.
And now, here is what I believe about fitness.
Fitness is not defined by any single moment in time; it is the product of regular, consistent actions that lead to long-term change. Together, we will focus on the consistent practice of healthy habits to create sustainable, long-lasting change in your body, mind, and confidence
Fitness is possible for everybody and every body.
Consistent practice of healthy habits leads to long-term success.
Fitness and health are necessities, not luxuries.
You are worth the time and effort that you invest into fitness.
There are no shortcuts; gradual, steady change is the key to sustainable results.
Fitness has as much to do with your internal state as external; when you commit to the process, results will follow.
Our bodies are our best friends, comrades, and companions, not our enemies.
Self-love and acceptance are key aspects of fitness.
When you commit to a process, the results will take care of themselves.
The perfect time to get started does not exist; there will always be something standing in the way.
The decisions you make about your health and fitness deserve to be among your highest priorities.
The best place to start from is exactly where you are right now.