3 Ways You Can Celebrate Pride All Year Long


Pride is so much more than how you identify, it is an ability to express one's self. Pride is about love, not just who you love, but love for yourself and your community. 

*RELATED OP-ED: Pride is So Much More Than My Sexual Orientation

Celebrating Pride isn't just for the LGBTQ community, but for all including allies. Pride is a celebration of love, and this goes for self-love too.  

Here are three ways you can celebrate Pride all year long.

Spread love and create a safe space for others to feel comfortable expressing their authentic self. Create an environment where all feel welcome to sweat. We all can remember our first fitness class, the nerves we may have had about entering a new space. Sometimes for LGBTQ individuals this can feel tenfold. A simple smile or a fist bump can make anyone new, regardless of how they identify, feel like they are welcome.  

Respect pronouns. If you're not sure of someone's pronouns, ask. It is best to ask someone how they identify themselves than just go based on how someone looks. If you feel uncomfortable asking someone, introduce yourself and state your pronouns.

Support your South Florida LGTBQ trainers and business. South Florida is home to many trainers and businesses who are out and proud. Show you stand for love by jumping into one of their classes this month or anytime of the year!

Dani is a Lead Instructor at Echelon Fitness and certified personal trainer from Silver Spring, Maryland. Growing up playing ice hockey, Dani always had a passion for being active. Dani studied psychology in college which led her to her initial career path in cognitive psychology. Dani changed career paths after realizing that her passion truly was in fitness. Dani integrates her knowledge of psychology into her fitness classes believing that our mind is a powerful tool to tap into to achieve health and wellness goals. Connect with Dani on social media @danidellarco.

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