Anti-Racism & EDI
I believe in body autonomy and that we all have a right to define and experience fitness on our own terms without judgement. I also believe that the only way that fitness can be a truly inclusive and safe space is if we see ourselves represented in all of our diverse bodies, experiences, self-expressions, and perspectives.
For my company, this will be an ongoing process. Some of the things that I am working on at the moment include a fitness equipment guide to meet the needs of people with larger bodies, because so much of the industry - including the equipment - has been created for a very narrow range of sizes. If I choose to commission merchandise, I will partner with size inclusive clothing brands.
I am also committed to creating a safe and inclusive space for as many people as possible through ongoing collaboration, conversation, and education with teachers and movement educators of different races, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, educational backgrounds, and physical abilities, as well as working to improve representation and diversity in my marketing materials, graphics, and social media images.
Finally, my company is built on transparency, open communication, and accountability. If there is a way that you believe I can do better or can elevate more voices, I want to hear about it. For far too long, the fitness industry has given the mic to a small number of privileged voices. I want to be one of the individuals in this industry who changes this.
Below, I have included anti-racism resources that are specific to the Pilates and fitness space, as well as links to Black owned Pilates teaching training programs, apparel companies, and the social media accounts and websites of individuals who are working to improve representation, combat fat phobia, and make the fitness, yoga, Barre, and Pilates space safer for larger bodied, Black, Brown, and LGBTQ individuals.