QUEERFLEX

is creating accessible fitness for 2SLGBTQ+ folks

59

patrons

$314

per month
Fitness has been essential in me coming to understand and accept a lot of things about myself. It has helped me experience my body in terms of function and feel rather than a strange (and often scary) disjointed, detached and dysphoric bag of gendered parts and expectations. It’s helped me build community and confidence in ways I could never have imagined. And it has literally saved my life, helping me cope with depression, soothe anxiety and heal from addiction.

As a genderfluid, nonbinary queer person, however, I have had many experiences with homo and transphobia in gym settings and yoga studios, and continue to experience these things today in fitness spaces.

That is why I started QUEERFLEX - Canada’s first non-profit gym centred on creating safer space for queer, trans, and nonbinary people in the fitness world.

At QUEERFLEX, we offer personal training and fun, fitnessey-group sessions aimed at building stronger, more resilient and powerful 2SLGBTQ++ communities. And we do it while addressing accessibility concerns - physical, mental, emotional, financial - that often keep us from caring for our well being.

QUEERFLEX is already having an impact in our community, and beyond! Here’s what a few of our members had to say:

“QUEERFLEX's presence on social media and in the community has been a constant reminder that I am worthy of a strong, healthy body, that my body is valid just as it is, and that I belong in a (queer) fitness community. QUEERFLEX is a wellspring of inspiration and encouragement.” - Stacey, Edmonton, AB

“My time with QUEERFLEX was a majorly awesome step in dealing with my complicated relationship with my body, reinvigorated my passion for it, and helped me sort out my feelings about body positivity and health.” - Kristina, Lethbridge, AB

"Training with kyle helps bring me into my power: learning to trust myself and my body, show self-compassion in times of struggle and begin to dream about what the future holds for my body, self and communities." - Daley, Edmonton, AB

...all this on a shoestring budget, funds from my personal savings, and donations of space and equipment from Edmonton’s generous LGBTQ2S+ community!

Imagine what you could help me do through QUEERFLEX if I had more money, resources and time? Things like:

  • offer free and low-cost training to queers who couldn’t otherwise afford it.
  • more group classes to help build a resilient and connected community.
  • secure a fully functioning and accessible gym space.
  • technology to provide quality online training and support to international clients or clients for whom leaving their homes is a barrier.
  • invest more time addressing systemic barriers for 2SLGBTQ+ folks on a broader, city, province and nationwide scale!
  • create hilarious, informative and accessible YouTube fitness videos for ALL!

Currently, I am doing much of this - and more - for little or no money. Your support through Patreon will allow me to get dollars for those countless hours of unpaid labour, help grow this life-changing initiative, and ensure this work is sustainable for our generation of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and generations come.

Help make true my dream of an accessible fitness world, where my trans and queer fam can grow strong, heal, recognize their power and keep furthering our community - become a QUEERFLEX Patron, today!
Tiers
Pre-game Stretch
$1 or more per month
CONGRATS and thank you!

You're unofficially an official QUEERFLEXer (not to be mistaken for a QUEERFLEXor... we think that can be found in your hip region somewhere?)!


REWARDS


$1/month = 40 secs of dynamic stretching for one QUEERFLEXer who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it.
  • Be added to a secret, members-only Facebook group where you will:
    • connect with your queer and allied peers for some good old fashion community and, of course, fitnessey fun!
    • be the first to hear about new programs, classes or when spots for personal training become available
    • access *FREE* workouts and the occasional fitness vid. 
  • Listed, however you choose, on our website under "Supporters".
Warm-up
$2 or more per month
Things are HEATING UP! Are you ready for some casual cardio?

REWARDS
$2/month = a little under 1.5 mins of aerobic exercise for one QUEERFLEXer who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it.
  • All previous  
  • shout-on Social Media (if that's what you're into).
Jumping Burpees
$4 or more per month
Not everyone hates jumping burpees... just anyone who's ever done them. Congrats, tho - we're now officially WARM!

REWARDS
  • All previous 
  • unlock one of five QUEERFLEX ringtone grunts (aka actual sounds I make when I'm working out)
$4/month =  a little over 2.5 minutes of aerobic exercise for one QUEERFLEXer who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it - we're now warm and at less risk of physical injury!
Anxiety-blaster
$8 or more per month
Fitness isn't just physical. Thanks for helping support the mental health and well-being of queer, trans and nonbinary people in the fitness world!

REWARDS
  • All previous. 
  • unlock three of five QUEERFLEX ringtone grunts (aka actual sounds I make when I'm working out)
  • Monthly community google hangout where you can ask your fitness and/or health & wellness related questions

$8/month = 11.25 minutes of my time towards advocacy, policy development or public education at an institution/non-queer-specific gym/with a government representative.

Squats
$16 or more per month
Slow, low and oh-so empowering! Few things beat tfw you realize you can squat your own body weight #thickthighssavelives

REWARDS
  • All previous
  • unlock all five QUEERFLEX ringtone grunts (aka actual sounds I make when I'm working out)
  • Your name in the credits of my vids (if that's what you're into)
$16/month = roughly 1/4 of one 45-minute personal training session per month for one QUEERFLEXer who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it.
Boy BYE!
$32 or more per month
"Dude. Stop. Fucking. Staring."... telling off bros at the gym can tough for anyone. Trained staff and queer-inclusive gym policies make that easier. Thank you!

REWARDS
  • All previous
  • Strong Bodies | Tender Hearts t-shirt (I'll mail it right to ya!)
  • Early access to YouTube vids, as they are created.
  • 15 mins monthly personal google hangout where you can ask your fitness and/or health & wellness related questions
$32/month = 45 minutes of my time towards advocacy, policy development or public education at an institution/non-queer-specific gym/with a government representative. 
Revolution Ready
$64 or more per month only 9 left
UNICORN. Thank you for making a difference in the life of one QUEERFLEX! We're building strong bodies and honouring tender hearts - together <3

REWARDS
  • All previous
  • I will name an entire workout after you, make a full tutorial YouTube video and give you early vid access one week prior to its release
  • 30 min monthly personal google hangout where you can ask your fitness and/or health & wellness related questions
$64/month = One 45-minute personal training session per month for one QUEERFLEXer who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it.
Blood + Sweat + Tears
$1,500 or more per month only 1 left
Are you Jillian Michaels? Ellen DeGeneres?! Thank you for redistributing the wealth - 10/10 socialist.

REWARDS

  • All previous rewards
  • Monthly in person hang-out. We could work out, eat food, play scrabble... whatevs. I'm a real hoot at parties (location TBD, but must be a public place)
  • A jar of my actual:
    • Blood (I'm a monthly bleeder, y'all - I will use a diva cup and store that shit for you)
    • Sweat (I sweat roughly 1-2L/day making me the dampest, smelliest salt lick out there. I will capture some of that effervescence - just for you)
    • Tears (self-proclaimed Cancerian cry-baby, right here. Also, sometimes living under systems of capitalism and patriarchy can feel soul-crushing as fuck - you've probably cried about this at least once in your life too.)
$1500/month = Rent and up-keep for an actual gym space.
Goals
$314 of $500 per month
Goal #3: Fuck yea. Reaching this means a couple things...
  • covering the cost of 6 sessions/month for one QUEERFLEXers who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it (that's enough to start seeing some changes!)
  • monthly workout vids on the YouTube channel for EVERYONE TO ENJOY!
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Fitness has been essential in me coming to understand and accept a lot of things about myself. It has helped me experience my body in terms of function and feel rather than a strange (and often scary) disjointed, detached and dysphoric bag of gendered parts and expectations. It’s helped me build community and confidence in ways I could never have imagined. And it has literally saved my life, helping me cope with depression, soothe anxiety and heal from addiction.

As a genderfluid, nonbinary queer person, however, I have had many experiences with homo and transphobia in gym settings and yoga studios, and continue to experience these things today in fitness spaces.

That is why I started QUEERFLEX - Canada’s first non-profit gym centred on creating safer space for queer, trans, and nonbinary people in the fitness world.

At QUEERFLEX, we offer personal training and fun, fitnessey-group sessions aimed at building stronger, more resilient and powerful 2SLGBTQ++ communities. And we do it while addressing accessibility concerns - physical, mental, emotional, financial - that often keep us from caring for our well being.

QUEERFLEX is already having an impact in our community, and beyond! Here’s what a few of our members had to say:

“QUEERFLEX's presence on social media and in the community has been a constant reminder that I am worthy of a strong, healthy body, that my body is valid just as it is, and that I belong in a (queer) fitness community. QUEERFLEX is a wellspring of inspiration and encouragement.” - Stacey, Edmonton, AB

“My time with QUEERFLEX was a majorly awesome step in dealing with my complicated relationship with my body, reinvigorated my passion for it, and helped me sort out my feelings about body positivity and health.” - Kristina, Lethbridge, AB

"Training with kyle helps bring me into my power: learning to trust myself and my body, show self-compassion in times of struggle and begin to dream about what the future holds for my body, self and communities." - Daley, Edmonton, AB

...all this on a shoestring budget, funds from my personal savings, and donations of space and equipment from Edmonton’s generous LGBTQ2S+ community!

Imagine what you could help me do through QUEERFLEX if I had more money, resources and time? Things like:

  • offer free and low-cost training to queers who couldn’t otherwise afford it.
  • more group classes to help build a resilient and connected community.
  • secure a fully functioning and accessible gym space.
  • technology to provide quality online training and support to international clients or clients for whom leaving their homes is a barrier.
  • invest more time addressing systemic barriers for 2SLGBTQ+ folks on a broader, city, province and nationwide scale!
  • create hilarious, informative and accessible YouTube fitness videos for ALL!

Currently, I am doing much of this - and more - for little or no money. Your support through Patreon will allow me to get dollars for those countless hours of unpaid labour, help grow this life-changing initiative, and ensure this work is sustainable for our generation of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and generations come.

Help make true my dream of an accessible fitness world, where my trans and queer fam can grow strong, heal, recognize their power and keep furthering our community - become a QUEERFLEX Patron, today!

Recent posts by QUEERFLEX

Tiers
Pre-game Stretch
$1 or more per month
CONGRATS and thank you!

You're unofficially an official QUEERFLEXer (not to be mistaken for a QUEERFLEXor... we think that can be found in your hip region somewhere?)!


REWARDS


$1/month = 40 secs of dynamic stretching for one QUEERFLEXer who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it.
  • Be added to a secret, members-only Facebook group where you will:
    • connect with your queer and allied peers for some good old fashion community and, of course, fitnessey fun!
    • be the first to hear about new programs, classes or when spots for personal training become available
    • access *FREE* workouts and the occasional fitness vid. 
  • Listed, however you choose, on our website under "Supporters".
Warm-up
$2 or more per month
Things are HEATING UP! Are you ready for some casual cardio?

REWARDS
$2/month = a little under 1.5 mins of aerobic exercise for one QUEERFLEXer who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it.
  • All previous  
  • shout-on Social Media (if that's what you're into).
Jumping Burpees
$4 or more per month
Not everyone hates jumping burpees... just anyone who's ever done them. Congrats, tho - we're now officially WARM!

REWARDS
  • All previous 
  • unlock one of five QUEERFLEX ringtone grunts (aka actual sounds I make when I'm working out)
$4/month =  a little over 2.5 minutes of aerobic exercise for one QUEERFLEXer who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it - we're now warm and at less risk of physical injury!
Anxiety-blaster
$8 or more per month
Fitness isn't just physical. Thanks for helping support the mental health and well-being of queer, trans and nonbinary people in the fitness world!

REWARDS
  • All previous. 
  • unlock three of five QUEERFLEX ringtone grunts (aka actual sounds I make when I'm working out)
  • Monthly community google hangout where you can ask your fitness and/or health & wellness related questions

$8/month = 11.25 minutes of my time towards advocacy, policy development or public education at an institution/non-queer-specific gym/with a government representative.

Squats
$16 or more per month
Slow, low and oh-so empowering! Few things beat tfw you realize you can squat your own body weight #thickthighssavelives

REWARDS
  • All previous
  • unlock all five QUEERFLEX ringtone grunts (aka actual sounds I make when I'm working out)
  • Your name in the credits of my vids (if that's what you're into)
$16/month = roughly 1/4 of one 45-minute personal training session per month for one QUEERFLEXer who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it.
Boy BYE!
$32 or more per month
"Dude. Stop. Fucking. Staring."... telling off bros at the gym can tough for anyone. Trained staff and queer-inclusive gym policies make that easier. Thank you!

REWARDS
  • All previous
  • Strong Bodies | Tender Hearts t-shirt (I'll mail it right to ya!)
  • Early access to YouTube vids, as they are created.
  • 15 mins monthly personal google hangout where you can ask your fitness and/or health & wellness related questions
$32/month = 45 minutes of my time towards advocacy, policy development or public education at an institution/non-queer-specific gym/with a government representative. 
Revolution Ready
$64 or more per month only 9 left
UNICORN. Thank you for making a difference in the life of one QUEERFLEX! We're building strong bodies and honouring tender hearts - together <3

REWARDS
  • All previous
  • I will name an entire workout after you, make a full tutorial YouTube video and give you early vid access one week prior to its release
  • 30 min monthly personal google hangout where you can ask your fitness and/or health & wellness related questions
$64/month = One 45-minute personal training session per month for one QUEERFLEXer who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it.
Blood + Sweat + Tears
$1,500 or more per month only 1 left
Are you Jillian Michaels? Ellen DeGeneres?! Thank you for redistributing the wealth - 10/10 socialist.

REWARDS

  • All previous rewards
  • Monthly in person hang-out. We could work out, eat food, play scrabble... whatevs. I'm a real hoot at parties (location TBD, but must be a public place)
  • A jar of my actual:
    • Blood (I'm a monthly bleeder, y'all - I will use a diva cup and store that shit for you)
    • Sweat (I sweat roughly 1-2L/day making me the dampest, smelliest salt lick out there. I will capture some of that effervescence - just for you)
    • Tears (self-proclaimed Cancerian cry-baby, right here. Also, sometimes living under systems of capitalism and patriarchy can feel soul-crushing as fuck - you've probably cried about this at least once in your life too.)
$1500/month = Rent and up-keep for an actual gym space.