Are You an Alien Athlete?
Have you ever felt alone in your quest for wellness? Do you feel unwelcome in traditional gyms? Are you interested in joining a community built on inclusivity and well-being?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then Alien Athletes is the place for you.
Having spent a lifetime in gyms and playing sports, I have witnessed firsthand the sexism, transphobia, homophobia, racism, and fatphobia prevalent in gyms and recreational sports leagues. As a queer and gender non-conforming person, I myself have dealt with harassment and harmful stereotyping in multiple fitness endeavors. This is where Alien Athletes was born.
I founded Alien Athletes with the understanding that "traditional" fitness environments are often tailored towards straight, white, cisgender men-- alienating anyone who does not fit those descriptors. I wanted to create a space where folks who would normally feel left out of the traditional fitness model could feel at home-- particularly those who might feel unsafe or unwelcome in a corporate gym. While we have yet to find the right "space" to house a physical Alien Athletes gym, we are now building the community itself via personal training, group classes, outdoor bootcamps, and customized workout programming.
In the coming months, I hope to see Alien Athletes find a brick-and-mortar location in the Greater Providence area. In the meantime, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and start working towards your health and fitness goals.
Welcome to your new home planet. You're one of us now.
- Alex Weaver
Alien Athletes Founder
NASM Certified Personal Trainer