”For me, exercising at We Are Queer has changed the way I look at my body and what I can do with it. I suddenly turned out to be much stronger than I thought, and I learned that I can sometimes be much nicer to my body. If something doesn't work out while I'm training with Senn, that's okay, we'll just see what I can do.
And about being able to do that: from 40 seconds of planking to a full two minutes in a few weeks!
”Before I started working out at We Are Queer, I was always very insecure about myself, especially as soon as I entered a gym. I always found it very intimidating and felt completely out of place. It was a place that I actually preferred to avoid, although I really wanted to exercise. At We Are Queer I worked on my body, but also on my posture (I was quite crooked from being tied up for years).
When I look back at photos from a year and a half ago, I barely recognize myself. Someone with a lot more self-confidence, a body that I do like to look at in the mirror and who dares and can walk upright. Finally I can walk into the gym with a good feeling again.
”Training at We Are Queer is very nice, there is no feeling of discomfort at all. That is in the regular gyms. Moreover, the training schedules are (literally) made for me, and that means that I am really making progress.
For me, the push-ups symbolize achieving the 'impossible'. I've never been able to do push-ups before. Never, none. But now, after a year of training 3x a week, I get up every morning and do 10 push-ups next to my bed. Just as I learned: from my back, body well tightened, arms at my sides, all the way down, and up again. It makes me strong, physically, but especially mentally. With patience and perseverance, you can surpass yourself in ways that seemed impossible before. This makes me curious about the future, what else can I do that I thought I couldn't?