Episode 19: QUEERFLEX ft. Kyle Fairall, Founder
How do we define wellness? It means whatever it means to YOU. Today, we chat with Kyle Fairell (they/them) founder of QUEERFLEX about how they address LGBTQIA2S+ fitness accessibility in Edmonton, Canada through queer-centred personal and group training, public education, and direct advocacy in the broader community.
Where is Edmonton, Canada??
How do you convert kilometers to miles?
House Rules at QUEERFLEX
What does Queer, Trans, and Nonbinary Fitness Mean?
Meet Kyle Fairall
Kyle Fairall (they/them) is the excutive directo of QUEERFLEX, Personal Training Specialist, Level I Kickboxing Instructor, 200RYT (Yoga Instructor), Reiki Practitioner, Life Coach, and Social Worker. Basically, a badass motherfucker. Kyle identifies as a queer, non-binary, cry-baby femme (their words, not mine). They approach fitness in a way that considers mental, social, physical and spiritual. They believe in Health At Every Size and that honoring the intersections of identity and trauma in LGBTQIA2S+ communities is essential to sustainable wellness. In 2017, Kyle received an award for human rights for creating QUEERFLEX— the first gym dedicated solely to LGBTQ people in Canada.