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Affirming Spaces

This interactive workshop is led by Ilya Parker of Decolonizing Fitness. It 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.

Ilya is a black non binary trans masculine person (he/they), Physical Therapist Assistant and ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist with over 13 years of rehabilitative and functional training experience. Ilya is a social justice advocate, and educator whose work centers racial, gender and healing justice.

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, Power Plant Gym, Superfit Hero, KG Strong, and Studio 34), all ticket sales will go directly to the Freedom Barbell Club.