Welcome to TSI’s official blog platform.
TSI – Trans Sports Initiative – was set up by Alex Muir (me , hi) to try to encourage more transgender and gender non conforming people back into regular sport and exercise .
The DULGBT+ society has teamed up with the ISE (Institute of Sport and Exercise) to bring this project to reality. We have started a pilot project for Trans and Gender non-conforming students who find their gender identity to be a real impairment in accessing the Gym or sports teams.
Here is how the project works:
The ISE have agreed to give every person who signs up a free gym membership to the ISE for 4 weeks, as well as a introductory induction session and two sessions with a Personal Trainer. (All of this would usually cost about £65 just for the PT).
All personal trainers will be Trans awareness trained from our friends at the Scottish Transgender Alliance – so they will understand the importance of correct pronouns, dysphoria and other possible issues.
Regular exercise is key to good physical health, but it also has a great impact on mental health. It can offer one of the best ways to deal with dysphoria, become more body confident., and to prepare for possible surgery.
We will have a committee member happily accompany you to the induction so you can look around the facilities and talk with your PT to ind out whether it is something you would be interested in. Then, once you started, we will have a buddy system for workouts to encourage new members, making the gym experience less intimidating.
If you are interested, please email us with your name (legal and preferred) and your student number. Once we have a number for how many people are interested, we will work out times with you to then get you started!
If you have any questions, queries or comments – please email or message us at any time, we would be delighted to help you.
For more info visit: https://www.facebook.com/trans gym.TSI/