Not JUST A Fitness Business

by | Apr 28, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

It can often seem that when it comes to fitness coaches, all you will ever hear about from us is training programs, health and macros something, something… Aaaaand right about this point your eyes have glazed over and what you are actually thinking about is the best way to escape the situation by any means possible.

It seems as though there is nothing else to talk about for coaches. I promise today I am not going to talk about fitness. Instead let me tell you about how I am vegan…. JOKE! Well I actually am vegan, but I am not going to talk about that either.

I recently moved to Melbourne from a very, very small town in regional Queensland. Now it may sound quaint but trust me, when you are a 6 foot queerbo with guns and a half shaved head, it is an adventure every day. I have experienced first hand the struggles and discrimination that the LGBTIQ community faces every day and understand that this struggle may never feel like it will end.

I could have let my whole life in Rednecksville destroy me. For a lot of my younger years I did find it hard, I thought of giving up, ending everything and never having to think about how hopeless I felt ever again.

Instead of doing something crazy, I had a long think to myself about it all. I knew this didn’t have to be my life. I knew there were people out there who were accepting and tolerant and totally fucking amazing and I made it my mission to go out and find these people. Of course this mission was based around going out in the fractionally larger town located a ways up the highway and getting wasted every day (18 year old Bowie’s logic was a little short sighted to say the least).

As I got older, I met different people, I traveled, I lived in other countries and slowly I started to see that I could spend my life searching for this fabled acceptance that I thought I needed from others until I realised I actually needed to start believing in myself and accepting myself. 

I am non-binary. It took me a long long time to figure it out but only a heartbeat to accept it.

I am so proud to be queer. My hardships have made me strong, physically and mentally. My story is not unique, it is one shared by so many in our community. A community that I am so proud to be part of and contribute to.

That is why I co-founded Fearless Movement Collective. To support every queer who wants to find an outlet that will help them change their lives. We are all on a journey together, we are a community and together we are strong.

I have made it my mission to give back, because I know sharing experiences helps others to feel less alone in their own situations.

FMC is here and we want anyone from our community who wants to feel like they are part of something to join us. You don’t have to be involved in our fitness programs (we would love you to though, and you can find out more HERE). You can like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram or find more blogs on our website, just to be part of what we share.

We would love to hear your stories and share more of ours, whether they are health and fitness related or queer related. We are here to make our community fearless.

Bowie Stover

Bowie Stover

Author

Bowie is one of the co-founders of Fearless Movement Collective and the head fitness and nutrition coach. They are an expert in Transgender and Gender Diverse health, fitness and TGD inclusion in sport.

My Fearless Journey

CONTENTSMy First WorkoutWhen I first started working out with Bowie I was convinced I wouldn’t stick it out for longer than 3 weeks. In my first initial workout we went through an assessment so Bowie could get a good understanding of where my fitness, or lack thereof,...

Part 5 – Festy Season

Alexand ColisimoFMC Client[wtr-time]Hello and welcome to festy season! Yes, it’s that time of year where we have anxious breakdowns about the world literally ending, the future being terrifying and going yet another year without seeing our relatives. Hazzah! In...

Part 4 – Tits Ahoy Captain

Alexand ColisimoFMC Client[wtr-time]Hey hi hello! I’ll hop right to it, apart from the endorphins, sense of capability and generally feeling revitalized after regular, challenging movement, I’m growing tits. I noticed in the shower a couple of days ago how like… how...

Part 3 – Windsday

Alexand ColisimoFMC Client[wtr-time]Merry Windsday everyone! Maybe I’m still feeling the insular winter spirit, or maybe it’s a particularly melancholic day, but today I feel really reverent; so I’d like to talk a little about how training has begun impacting me on a...

Part 2 – Merry Spoonmas

Alexand ColisimoFMC Client[wtr-time]Hey hi hello again! Heaps of you have been asking me about my skincare routi- kidding!!! I promise never to try and sell you anything through this blog. Reminder that this blog will mostly orbit my introspective transition as well...

Part 1 – HighLow!

It’s Alex Xand, and you, my friend, have just begun reading yet another fitness blog. Yeah I know right, yoga mum, fitness capitalism ahoy captain! Wrong. Not this blog, and honestly if 16 year old, dysphoric, self critical me could see this they would probably be...

4 Low Cost Ways to Practice Self Care

It can be easy these days to think that it normal to constantly be busy or doing things. I guilty of it myself. The feeling that you need to be productive and getting tasks done as a form of value and self worth is harmful. It puts our own needs second and turns us...

Training may be hard but walking is easy

Not too long ago I spoke about the importance of getting active and how you can use your time at the park while your kids play to fit some training in. This past weekend, Zay and I had the opportunity to spend time with some beautiful rainbow families, at a local...

Online Fitness Training Explained

Online Fitness Training. The concept sounds pretty bizarre to say the least right? How is it possible to actually train online? To train without your coach there pushing you to the very edge of your endurance. Getting you to squeeze the extra reps out, that, if you...

The adventures of learning to eat healthy

As a kid, I can not remember learning about what to eat. What was good for me and what was unhealthy. The old school healthy food pyramid was floating around out there and I am sure is something that we have all heard about. Since it’s release in Australia in the...

Pin It on Pinterest