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Your Sensitive Sunday Washpost: Feeling The Pain Of Being 'genderqueer At The Gym'

Its about expressing a more authentic self. Existing in the gray area, I feel less confined by false notions of how I ought to be. So, for the people like me who dont quite belong in either category, trying to blend in at the Max Workouts review gym can be as difficult as doing dead lifts with a torn hamstring. But even while the gym tries to keep me prisoner, it can also set me free.... When I lived in Philadelphia last year, I tried using a gay gym, thinking it was bound to be more sensitive to gender expression. I was disappointed by an environment that catered to men and lacked fitness accommodations for women or transgender individuals.... The gym invites me to expose my unfettered masculinity without apology. Ive discovered an unparalleled sense of affirmation when I catch a burly fellow watching me perform my 10th pull-up, awed by the unfamiliar sight of a masculine girl training her body to maximum performance. Story Continues Below Ad <a href="http://adserver.adtechus.com/adlink/3.0/5235/1131671/0/0/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4;grp=[group]" target="_blank"><img src="http://adserver.adtechus.com/adserv/3.0/5235/1131671/0/0/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4;grp=[group]" border="336" width="280" height="0"></a> But the gym can hurt, too.
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