On March 28, Vondelgym opens its doors for trans people all across the gender scope. Under the guidance of professional trainers, everyone who identified as transgender and/or non-binary is welcome to join a special No Gender in the Gym program.
This initiative is a collaboration between Vondelgym and trans rights activist Thorn Vineyard. Thorn believes the gym should be a safe space for everyone. In the past, Thorn has had lots of negative experiences with gym life. From being kicked out of dressing rooms, to feeling uncomfortable and unsafe: ‘When I joined Vondelgym, I realized that my gender identity and a healthy life style were actually a lot easier to combine than I always thought due to previous transphobic incidents in other gyms.’
They felt the need for an event where trans people could hit the gym without having to worry about toxic (cis/het) energy. An event for trans people to heal, bond and of course have fun through physical activity.
We have space for 45 people. This event is FREE of charge. You only need to register through email (see info below).
Date & time
13:30 – 15:00
Eduard van Beinumstraat 110
1077 ZZ Amsterdam
Vondelgym Zuid is easy to reach with public transport and is just a 3-minute walk from Amsterdam Zuid Station
From 13:00 you are welcome at the gym to get dressed in comfortable sports wear.
At 13:30 we start all together with a check-in, guided by Thorn. After the group is split up in 3 smaller groups, each group will proceed in the following activities:
CrossFit / Circuit
Precious experience is not required to engage is these activities.
*There will be pictures taken at the event, but if you don’t feel comfortable having your picture taken, just let us know!
** If you are unsure whether you can participate due to any disability or physical injury, you can contact us.
SEND AN EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org with the topic ‘no gender in the gym’