1915 E 22nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Big Body Fitness
Sundays 9:30 am
As a fat person, my relationship to fitness has always been complicated. Finding ways to incorporate joyful movement into my life has been an adventure, and having Big Body Fitness be a part of it has been very special. Getting to workout with other fat people has been extremely healing; feeling safe to let my body freely jiggle and wiggle, being able to openly talk about the fat experience and have everyone in the room "get it"- it's priceless. Additionally, BBF is teaching me to work with my fat body instead of against it, which is helping me see that my body is not a problem.
- Hannah H.
I have been an athlete my whole life, and there is something special about being in a fitness space with a bunch of other fat people. It feels revolutionary! The coaches are great at giving specific cues to teach us how to work with our bodies, and it is so refreshing to use movement to celebrate our bodies instead of trying to change them. The programming is focused more on strength and odd-object work and has less of an emphasis on gymnastics than the regular group classes, which I also really appreciate. I love going to a class where I know I'm going to be able to do all of the skills! Yay fat people!
- Kaitlin B.