A gym for everyone

Let’s be real: working out can be quite a vulnerable experience. Especially if you can’t relate to most of the people in the gym, are unsure which changing room to use, or simply feel you aren’t free to be yourself. Sport is only fun if you feel completely accepted and welcome.

That’s why We Are Queer*. A gym where binary preconceptions are kept outside, you’re free to work out your way, and no outfit is too outrageous. Meet and chat with like-minded people, show the dumbbells who’s boss, or keep your heart rate high by dancing between sets. At We Are Queer Amsterdam you’re free to unapologetically be yourself.

Anyone from the LGBTQIA+ community (and where allies are welcome!)

‘I want a place where I can feel safe’ – Harry (he/him)

‘I long for a place where we feel comfortable, to be our best version’ – Gray (zij/die/hij)

Celebrate your body with us!

Our goal is to be a safe haven, where you are seen and accepted for who you are. That’s the spirit and dream of We Are Queer. A gym and coaching platform especially for people who identify as LGBTQIA+.

We see many of the same body types idealized around us, which we often can’t compare ourselves to, or simply don’t want to. At We Are Queer we celebrate all bodies and want sports to help you feel at home in your own body. Whether you want to gain weight, lose weight, develop muscle mass, or want to present yourself more feminine or masculine.

We offer various small group classes, open gym workouts, and personal training. WERQ also offers support to trans people in preparation for surgery, as well as after.

Working (out) together

The barrier between sports and queer people has to go as far as we’re concerned! Because so many of us benefit greatly from the positive effects of sport, on both our mental and physical well-being. People from the LGBTQIA+ community are also more prone to loneliness. We desperately need more queer spaces, not just in the nightlife. That’s why social bonding within our community is an important pillar of We Are Queer.

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About the founder

Who is Senn?

they/them

Well, that’s me! A personal trainer and nutrition coach and my pronouns are they/theirs. As a non-binary person myself, I’ve experienced a lot of stress in the gym first hand. Despite sports actually helping me feel better about myself. I’ve come to learn that many transgender and queer people deal with this struggle.

That’s why I founded We Are Queer in 2020. My dream is to create a safe place for LGBTQIA+ people to exercise in any way they want. Now, after years of online coaching, it’s finally time for our own gym!

Guiding other people during their process and discovering together which changes are possible quite literally gets me up in the morning. Seeing members get an ever bigger smile with each new picture is indescribable. So to be able to experience this effect of sports and the gym on people up close is one of my main motivations for opening We Are Queer.