In the midwest, many lesbians gravitate toward local chains or women-owned gyms. You know how lesbians love our independents. They claim these gyms are homey and that members benefit from one-on-one attention. Last time I tried one though, I found the owner was certified to teach YOGurtmaking not yoga, and her dog kept stealing the three-pound weights. If you want a no nonsense dyke with the sort of forearms which could inspire a new world religion or at least a really good tumbler, check out the free-weight area. If you like your femmes high maintenance, the cardio machines are your target.
Bio If making it to the local gym to pump weights or sweat it out on a treadmill is hard, imagine not knowing which locker room is safe to shower in or which bathroom to use without receiving disparaging looks. We do recovery workouts like yoga A study comparing results from roughly , high schoolers found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual students were less likely than straight students to be physically active and were 1. The gym is about more than fitness education, however. Huerta set out to create a safe space too. Membership has grown to more than people since the gym first opened its doors.
Working out As we jump into a new year full of new resolutions, for many of us, it is time to hit the gym. Being a feminine lesbian at the gym is an experience all its own. It seems that we are constantly avoiding eye-to-chest contact, thwarting off straight guy advances and trying to get our fellow gym gays to notice that we exist. First, there is the fabulously awkward locker room. Though our butch and transgender counterparts have their own locker room struggles, we femmes tend to be stuck with the feeling of being a creepy fly on the wall.