Workshops


 

Below are a list of workshops QUEERFLEX runs in collaboration with other LGBTQIA2S+ - centred groups and organizations. If you are looking to book Kyle Fairall specifically to speak with your GSA, group or at your event, please email queerflex@gmail.com.

Binding Health + Top Surgery Recovery

Date: Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Location: QUEERFLEX (10616 105th Ave, Edmonton, AB)

Cost: Sliding scale $20-$50 (no QUEERFLEX membership required, but you must register in our system)

Duration: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Description: Asher Freeman (@nonnormativebodyclub on Instagram) and our very own Terje Snow will be co-presenting this interactive workshop on binding health and top surgery recovery.

Both coming from a place of personal and professional experience, Asher and Terje will guide attendees through exercises to address muscle tightness and weakness associated with binding and top surgery recovery, and give them tools to practice outside of the workshop.

Cost is sliding scale $20-$50 (no QUEERFLEX membership required, but you must register in our system), max 12 spots available. Please contact us HERE if eTransfer or cash is more accessible.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Asher will be joining online from Philidelphia and Terje will be here in person, co-facilitating the practical aspects of this workshop.

  • This is NOT a workshop for fitness profesionals looking to gain infomation - please, only register if you are binding or regovering from top surgery.

  • QUEERFLEX is fully accessible and is conveniently located behind Building 6 of MacEwan University. More details on how to find us are located HERE.


LGBTQIA2S+ Fitness Accessibility Training: 101 + Facility Assessment

This workshop and assent is suitable for fitness facilities and studios of all kinds. Invite your entire fit fam - clients, trainers, support staff, grandparents - and learn together, about how you can crate safer more affirming spaces for your queer, trans and nonbinary clients and staff!

Date: On request

Location: Your gym or studio

Cost: $500 (please contact for rates outside of Edmonton and the Surrounding Area. Online options available)

Duration: 2 hour workshop, followed by a maximum 2 hour safe and affirming space assessment.

Description: We talk vocab (just what does 'LGBTQIA2S+' mean?) and gender-inclusive language, and more! We discuss barriers to access that many queer, trans and nonbinary folks have shared they experience in gym settings, and by a few simple things you can do TODAY to address those barriers! We talk about what it looks like to work towards allyship with the LGBTQIA2S+ communities. And we also talk about what to do if you mess up someone's pronouns/name/make an incorrect assumption about someone's identity!

The space assessment (max 2hrs) has us going through the gym as every touch point where a person might come up against a social barrier, and looking to see what your facility currently has in place, along with the policies that might be needed to support queer and trans inclusion and safety. We then will offer recommendations and work with you on tangible ways you can start making those changes - pretty rad, eh?

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR WORKSHOP

This course is not eligible for Continuing Education Credits, but those facilities that follow the recommendations made in the assessment will be added to a directory of affirming fitness spaces.


LGBTQIA2S+ Fitness Accessibility Training for Professionals: Level 1

LGBTQIA2S+ Fitness Accessibility Level 1 Training For Fitness Professionals and Gym Owners with QUEERFLEX, In Your Boots Fitness and The Pride Centre of Edmonton.

Date: March 9th + 10th from 1-4:30pm both days (must attend both days to receive CECs and certificate)

Location: Pride Centre of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB

Cost: $180 (some subsidy available, with priority to two-spirit and trans and nonbinary people of colour. email queerflex@gmail.com)

Description: Making your fitness spaces and practices queer and trans-friendly is more than putting a rainbow sticker on the door. This course will detail LGBTQIA2S+ Fitness Accessibility by addressing barriers many folks from our community face in accessing fitness spaces, introduce specific considerations for programming, and outline changes you can make TODAY to better serve your queer, trans and nonbinary clients.

All who complete Level 1 will be awarded a Certificate of Completion that is valid for two years, and have the option of being added to a directory of trainers who have successfully completed this course.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

This course has been approved for 2 CanFit PFT/FIS/HWL Continuing Education Credits or 8 CSEP Professional Development Credits.