Y’all, I’m so glad I found Strength for All.
It all started last July, when I decided that after years of largely ignoring both the gym and my body, I would commute all the way from Jersey to Bushwick 3x a week to learn how a barbell worked.
Idiotic. Stupid. Perfect. I’m hooked, and I hope you'll help support me.
What is Strength for All?
Strength for All is a magical place! It's a trans- and POC-friendly, queer inclusive, body positive, and sliding scale barbell gym. (Yes -- all of that!) The programming grows every month — pay-what-you-want physical therapy workshops and clinics, trans and queer boxing, body building and weightlifting classes, and the introductory powerlifting classes that started me on my new fitness journey.
There are so many different and amazing people in the Strength for All community, and they’re all sweating, committed, and strong AF. People willingly sharing their knowledge in the most humble way possible, and I never feel afraid to walk through the doors. Plus, I’m less and less nervous about getting my gainZ going to other gyms because I know what I'm doing now and I know SfA is behind me, blazing a new, welcoming, and safe path to fitness.
Strength for All has changed my relationship to my body, my sense of commitment, my confidence in the gym, and—tbqh—my life.
What is Meet for All?
When I came in, my only goal was consistency — to show the fuck up for myself. Now it’s been six months, and I have a lot more fitness goals, including participating in Meet for All, a powerlifting meet at the end of March. I want to lift 700 lbs! And I want to give the gym I love $700 for helping me get there!!
Any donation you’re willing to share is greatly appreciated.