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Upcoming Panel Discussions

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2022 | 5-7 PM EST

$99 General | $75 F4AB Patrons/getFIT615 “Wellness Includes Me” Mastermind Members

During this panel we will deconstruct the experience of gender oppression, fatphobia, and the effects of social media(influencers and ideas) on the relationships we have within the fitness industry.

This means that we will be tackling ideas of whiteness as a social construct, white privilege, and the intersections of race, gender, ability, and sex. If we are going to talk body positivity we need to understand the biases we hold about identities and bodies which includes:

  • How Black women experience high levels of devaluation, isolation, professional challenges and stress related to being under-represented.
  • How white women made body positivity about their bodies and the erasure of the racist roots and intention of fatphobia.
  • How there is a mistrust due to the lack of acknowledging the ways that white women, no matter their experience of sexism or body discrimination, still hold power.
  • How white women continue to police all women’s bodies in both fitness & sport

If we are going to change the fitness industry to make space for all bodies, we must continue having conversations that exposes us to the experiences of others. We all hold biases and this dictates how we relate to each other. bell hooks tells us how our biases distorts our reality and illuminates the issues white women have with their understanding of intersectionality. If we are going to be a part of a movement for all bodies we have to de-center whiteness, we have to be uncomfortable and we have to be vulnerable.

This panel is part of our “Calling All White Women” workshop series focused on deconstructing what bell hooks describe as “White Supremacist Cis-Hetero Patriarchal Capitalistic society” and what it means to decenter whiteness.

There will be ASL interpretation provided for this event. Please let us know if you have further questions about this event at fitness4allbodies@gmail.com.

Upcoming Courses, Classes & Workshops

CALLING ALL WHITE WOMEN WORKSHOP WITH JESS THOMPSON & JUSTICE WILLIAMS

MON, FEB 21, 5-8 PM EST

$99 General | $49 Patrons/getFIT615 “Wellness Includes Me” Mastermind Members

A monthly call-in for white women to address the way gender, whiteness, and other intersections of identity are leveraged against women of color, especially Black women, and to move toward building authentic relationships.

REFRAMING MASCULINITY: HONORING OUR AUTHENTIC SELVES WITH JOHN BRIDGER & JUSTICE WILLIAMS

WED, FEB 23, 6-8 PM EST

FREE

A monthly discussion group for all those with masculine identities to discuss bodies, identity, and toxic masculinity.

QUEER GYM POP UP

THIRD SUNDAYS, 3-5 PM EST

DONATION-BASED & VIRTUAL

The Queer Gym Pop Up is a powerful movement space where we celebrate being in our skin, acknowledging all of who we are.  This space was created to continually generate positivity, empowerment and love.

The Queer Gym space provides two full body workouts from a collective of amazing coaches.

Community for Black & Indigenous Coaches

BROWN BAG LUNCH FOR BLACK COACHES & INSTRUCTORS

SECOND THURSDAYS, 1-3PM EST

A lunch time discussion for Black coaches and instructors to build with one another, discuss our experiences in the field, and create a place of healing.

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