The purpose of Stonewall Fitness is to bring people together and unite the LGBT community through exercise and fitness. By breaking down the barriers and stigmas associated with exercise and gyms we can lead and educate the community on the physical, mental and social benefits of exercise and living an active lifestyle.
Gyms can be intimidating, they're big, full of a lot of equipment and people who look like they know what they're doing. Particularly for GLBT and allied individuals, it can be intimidating to workout at if you're not sure where to start, what to do or how to stay safe. Some places are a bit cruisey and can make one feel uncomfortable, unsafe or like they're being judged. Many places have personal trainer services but sometimes they can feel more like sales people, less focused on your training and more on getting your money.
When you workout, you're already lifting a lot of weight and you don't need all that extra pressure and judgement on your back. Regardless of who you are, we are all there for the same reason. To be healthier, fitter and more active!