Hi everyone! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being here and taking the time to read about GRXYFIT (pronounced "GREY-FIT").
My name is Greyson and my pronouns are he, him, his. I am an ISSA certified personal trainer and trained social justice advocate. Growing up, my joy for life was fueled by sports. In college, I was recruited for a women's swim team in western Massachusetts. Not long into my first season did I realize that continuing would not be possible as a transgender man. I was miserable.
I had to choose — do I swim on the women's team, or do I choose myself, and pursue my medical transition? I chose the latter — a decision that I for years thought to be selfish. For all trans athletes, there are an incredible amount of barriers before even considering the parameters of sports themselves. Our mission is to eliminate these barriers and facilitate these important and life-changing conversations.
The fitness industry is so entrenched with fat-phobia and misconceptions of what "healthy" looks like. I am committed to a holistic approach that acknowledges the diversity in humans and the unique variables we all have that impact our health.
I currently offer donation-based personal training to queer and transgender clients out of Denver, Colorado. Online, I aim to be a resource for clients who may have questions about the basics for getting into the gym. This includes creating workouts, providing form guidance, and serving as an accountability partner.
However, I know that the gym is not for everyone. I aim to help trans people optimize their health and well-being in whatever form that takes.
When I was brainstorming names for this company, GRXYFIT felt right. But nearly everyone's immediate response was "how do I pronounce it," or "is it spelled grey or gray?" The answer is neither.
Much of my life has been navigating the ambiguities of defying binaries. The "X" in GRXYFIT serves as a variable to empower trans people. It is a reminder to find your form of health and wellness — whatever that means for you.
The "X" is designed with two mountains. Moving to Colorado has been one of the most liberating decisions of my life. Hiking, skiing, and exploring the world have all been foundational in my mental and physical well-being. Whether trans people find peace within the gym, sports, or simply by being outside, we deserve to feel safe and empowered in the process. I would be honored to be a part of yours.