Finding joy and comfort in fitness can be a challenge for anyone, but it's even more difficult for the trans and non binary community.
Most gyms don't welcome us, and working out is hard when it sometimes feels like our bodies are against us.
However, working out can also be incredibly affirming, confidence building, and helpful in relieving dysphoria and achieving our desired bodies.
We've invited Cei Lambert, the Patient Advocate at the Trans Health Program at Fenway Health, to join us at our #Qwear Sport Style Event on Feb 20th at the new LGBT fitness center in Boston, Swet Studio. He will talk about trans fitness, covering body dysphoria, working out to achieve desired body shapes, clothing/ undergarments, fitness as a form of confidence building, pre and post op fitness, and how to get started.
His talk will be informative for everyone and cover general fitness strategies as well. You will have the opportunity to speak with him one on one later on in the event.
We will also introduce you to Swet Studio's facilities, which include gender neutral bathrooms.
#Qwear Sport Style Tickets are $10 advance (ending Feb 18) and $12 at the door. Get your advance tickets here.
If you are trans or nonbinary and cannot afford the ticket, we are giving away 5 free tickets on a first-come, first- serve basis to trans/nonbinary people in financial need. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name if you would like to reserve a ticket.
More event info:
What: #Qwear Sport Style Event
When: FEB 20 2016, 5PM to 8PM
Where: Swet Studio, 480 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02116
You are invited to a #QWEAR evening in new LGBT fitness & dance studio in town, Swet Studio! There will be pole dancing, darts, a photobooth, and appetizers. The theme is sport style. Wear your best activewear inspired outfit, and Qwear will feature our favorites on Instagram! Beatz by Djkstar Natural Vybezent.
Cover photo courtesy of projects.aljazeera.com
As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.