Radically Fit was built to serve the LGBTQ/POC community by offering an inclusive, body positive, safe space for anyone to workout and build strong relationships.
A LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER
I first fell in love with fitness shortly after my good friend passed away at a young age. We were 18, and it changed my life forever. I dealt with this death in many unhealthy ways, until I found the gym. I spent hours in the gym moving through grief by moving my body. After exercise helped to heal me, it quickly began to empower me. This empowerment was the catalyst for why I became a personal trainer. The things exercising (in all its forms) can do for our minds, bodies & souls continues to amaze me on a daily basis. Working out to feel empowered and to heal my emotional scars was the best gift I have ever given myself and it is the greatest gift I have been able to pass on to those I love.
As a queer woman of color who doesn’t fit the fitness industry's expectations of what a trainer should look like-I have dealt with my fair share of body shaming and body hating. However, my perspective shifted after working in our community and being praised for my work instead of the physical aspects of my body. I got my first job as an intern at gym in Oakland, working with the Queer community. I had finally found my calling, and more importantly, I had started to build what would soon become my community here in Oakland. I knew after working there that I would be back one day to serve my community by of offering a body positive community gym for ALL of us.
It has been my absolute privilege to work with our community as a trainer, and I am beyond excited to take this leap in my career and offer this space for us. I promise to lead with kindness and genuine love for this community, I promise to ensure that ALL bodies are honored and supported at our gym and I promise to do anything and everything in my power to keep us safe and nourish our growth. Thank you to all who have supported me over the past 5 years as I made my journey to this point, and to those who continue to support me as we move forward together!
Founder of Radically Fit
Meet our team!
LUCA PAGE (THEY/THEM)
Founder, Personal and Group Trainer
Lindsey has been a personal trainer living and loving in Oakland for over five years. After falling in love with working out, they wanted to share that passion with anyone who wanted to find it. As a queer person of color, they wanted to be able to open and run a gym for the LGTBQ/POC/Body Positive community. With the help and support of their community in Oakland, this dream became a possibility and Radically Fit was born. They are so grateful to be able to serve her community by doing something they truly love to do while reshaping people’s view of what “being fit” looks like. It’s all about empowerment & Luca is here to give you exactly that.
LINA NGUYEN (SHE/HER)
Lina, Bay Area born and raised, is passionate for health and fitness. She believes in the necessity of an active lifestyle, encompassing a balance of all the compulsory components of fitness. Over the years, it has given her great satisfaction to pass along existing knowledge and enthusiasm with the highest standard of service, safety, and professionalism to those looking to adopt a lifestyle of physical and mental well-being. Her goal is to support people in achieving a balanced lifestyle that encompasses all dimensions of health and wellness. She creates a training environment that not only motivates but also empowers individuals to continually challenge themselves in a fun and rewarding way. As a fitness coach, she aspires to broaden people’s understanding of the importance of a healthy existence. She shares her enthusiasm, encourages a happier lifestyle, and helps others realize what the body is capable of.
EMMET LOGAN (THEY/THEM)
Personal and Group Trainer
Emmet is a Californian who grew up in Sweden and has lived in Oakland since 2011. They are certified as a personal trainer through NASM and have a strong focus on health and wellness for all bodies and identities. Some of their favorite ways of working with people are barbell training and power lifting, plyometrics, core, and balance. Ever the fitness-enthusiast, Emmet has frequented gyms and workout spaces for most of their life and they are thrilled to be part of creating safer spaces where people can feel affirmed and healthy while navigating the experiences that impact how we experience both external and internal environments. Physical activity can be a powerful means of self-care and a solid source of fun - and Emmet is here to support the community in having all of that!
OUR ADVISORY BOARD
As part of our commitment to centering the needs of our community, Radically Fit has elected an advisory board comprised of long time community members to help guide the organization's growth.
A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS
A big thank you to the other folx who've helped us along the way.
Radically Fit could not be luckier to have found Eli Vining, a local queer working to reduce the barriers to entry for queer, POC, low income, and womxn entrepreneurs to launch and sustain their own thriving businesses. From the moment Lindsey first shared her vision of Radically Fit with Eli, Eli has worked tirelessly to empower Lindsey to reach her goals. Lindsey and Eli spent countless hours preparing Radically Fit for its launch. Eli has helped build the business backend- everything from establishing the legal entity to crafting our website. They are a Jax of all trades and truly indispensable to us. Thank you Eli!