No Judgment Fitness
After years of hearing of folks in the LGBTQ+ community searching for somewhere safe they could feel comfortable while working out, Sophia Walker took it upon herself to create No Judgment Fitness. Sophia’s gym is a very queer, body-positive fitness studio offering small group classes and personal training with no weight loss challenges, no body shaming, and no mirrors. As a certified personal trainer, Sophia offers beginner, standard, and “oh my god why” level classes, all of which are capped at six participants. (Class highlight: “Lesbian Arms,” a 60 minute upper body workout.)
Bonus: No Judgement Fitness has a free class and training fund for low-income community members, especially geared toward those who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color. Sophia matches all donations to the fund herself.