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October 03, 2021, 09:00 PM

WORKOUT (40 Minutes) // Our Body is Our Birthright: Strength

A talk by Minky
Founder + Head Trainer, Han Training (formerly LiftyBoi Training)

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Certified Personal Trainer (ACE) Certified Veterinary Technician


Our Body Is Our Birthright: Strength

More often than not, we've been taught and told that our bodies are wrong. That we look wrong, move wrong, grew wrong. In the same breath, we've been told that we have a limited say in what we do with our bodies and what others do with them.

I reject this.

With the entirety of my being I believe that our bodies are the ONLY thing we have a right over. To do with it as we wish, and to accept or decline what is done to it - the only universal condition being that we are mindful to avoid causing harm to others.

My training has developed on the idea of building this relationship with our bodies by focusing on how it really feels when we allow ourselves to explore strength FOR ourselves.

You deserve this connection with your body, just as your body can best serve you when you nurture that connection.

In this session, we'll work on building strength in our bodies with a focus on form. I will cover each movement before we start, and will continue to give you cues throughout. This workout is accessible for all people and all bodies of any level, and will be approximately 20-30 min long.

Modifiers for varying levels will be shown, and any additional equipment can be easily accessed (ie. wall, chair, etc.)

About LiftyBoi Training:

"Hey there, my name is Minky (they/them).

I am the owner, founder, and head trainer of LiftyBoi Training.

I am an avid lifter, bodybuilder, rock climber, and overall strength fitness enthusiast. I find joy in moving my body through space in ways I never thought possible and I revel in feeling myself get stronger. My goal is to share this love with others and help them feel confident in their strength.

Before I became a Certified Personal Trainer, I quickly realized that a huge number of queer, trans, fat, and low-income communities avoid gym/fitness spaces because of how intimidating, gendered, and fat-shaming the culture can be. Being a queer, nonbinary transmasculine immigrant of color, I am not unfamiliar to this sort of discomfort and feelings of danger in spaces that may not be inclusive.

Sometimes, the prices alone can also be quite steep for a space that can be increasingly uncomfortable physically, mentally, and emotionally. On the other hand, though a typical big box gym can be more affordable, many people don't know where to start and just bounce around on the equipment without a plan or structure to efficiently attain their goals.

I've listened to many stories about how hard it is to feel motivated knowing that it all feels incredibly inaccessible and impossible to maintain.

I decided to move forward with a PT certification in order to create access for the communities I hold dear. LiftyBoi Training was designed to provide a resource to all the people who were tired of having none. To gain fitness guidance from a trainer who could empathize with their concerns. I want queer, trans, fat, POC, disabled, and low-income folx in our community to feel empowered in every aspect of their lives.

LiftyBoi strives to further open the door that others have done before and challenge the world to create even more space for marginalized communities to step forward and show that being healthy and fit doesn’t have to prescribe to one standardized idea of body, race, gender, or income.