OUT*side is a project by and for trans* inter* and non-binary folks. It offers free exercise programs in parks and gyms in Berlin-Friedrichshain/ Kreuzberg as well as online. The focus of the project is to increase health and well-being of the participants. It is also about creating spaces for empowerment together.
Our activities are free of charge and membership is not required.
From FEBRUARY we are live (OUTDOOR) in Berlin with different offers. Here the sommer offers!
- BEACHVOLLEY FOR BEGINNER AND FUNPLAYER WITH CHRISTOPHER: fridays, 10.06., 08.07., 12.08., 09.09.2022, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
- BOULDERING WITH FINN: 1.06. 22.06. und 4.07.2022, 6 pm - 9 pm. New Appointment (cancelled!!): 26.07.2022
- HIKING DAYS WITH NORA: sunday, 24.07. ca. 10 am (Next meeting: Semptember)
- Special feature: your cis friends are invited to come along as your +1 to the hiking trip and Eis Skating evenings
We have decided to offer online sport trainings for trans*, inter* and nonbinary people as part of the OUT*side project. We know that they can be strongly affected by the current "shutdown" and especially by health impairments and consequences. For this purpose, we have the OUT*side project. Because especially in this time we think it is important to pay attention to each other and try to provide a safer space. Now you don´t have to be in Berlin to joy us! :-P
Until June 2021, great online offerings have taken place so that we could fight Covid: Hatha Yoga Flow with Ivo, Yang-style taijiquan (Tai-Chi) with Makisig Akin, Feldenkreis with Moritz, Meditation with Rhama. A very special and unique offer in Europe was "Back health for people who (have) worn binders" with Joon. As we find this offer especially important we have decided to offer it at Seitenwechsel in the regular training (online)! The new name for the same offer is now "Back*Health". Click here for all info.
All our trainers are trans*inter* and/or non-binary. We are always looking for new trainers (professionals or amateurs) who would like to develop new offers with us. If you are interested, contact us at outside(at)seitenwechsel-berlin.de
OUT*side is now also on Instagram and Facebook There you can get to know our team and the trainers and find the latest information. Like and follow to us!
4 dates: 10.06., 08.07., 12.08., 09.09.2022
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm (very important: meet punctually at 6:30, we go in together).
Meeting point: Main entrance Beach 61 (park side/U-Bahn bridge). Park Gleisdreieck. Click here for map!
Languages: German/ English
Places: 9 participants
Technique exercises followed by free play. Do you want to learn beach volleyball or just have fun playing sports? Then come by and learn the basics of the game, then try it out for yourself during free play. We'll start the session with a round of introductions with names and pronouns. Then we will begin with a crash course in overhand and underhand serving. The rest oft he time we make free play. The main goal here is to have fun! For all trans*, inter*, and non-binary folks. Limit 9 participants. Unfortunately, the changing facilities and restrooms on-site are labelled to binary spaces for men and women.
Coach: Christopher* Ballsport+, mondays at Seitenwechsel e.V. "I live for sports, I am a sports academic and have been active with Seitenwechsel e.V. since 2012. Beach volleyball is my favourite sport, although I played football for years. It is just so nice to move in the sand... See more about Christopher...
New appointment on 26.07.2022 (6-9pm) in Boulderfelds in Volkspark (Friedrichshain)
3 Dates: 1.06. 20.06. und 4.07.2022
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Languages: German and English
1.Termin 1.Juni 2022 von 18-21h
Ort: Freizeitgelände Neues Ufer, Eingang bei Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee/Wiebestraße
2.Termin 20.Juni 2022 von 18-21h
Ort: Boulderfelsen Königsheide (Eingang Königsheideweg / Zum alten Fenn)
3.Termin 4.Juli von 18-21h
Ort: Stößenseebrücke (Eingang bei Bushaltestelle M49 Stößenseebrücke)
On three evenings, we will climb at different outdoor bouldering walls in Berlin. Instead of a rope and harness, we'll climb in a safe jumping height with boulder mats (crashpads) underneath! We'll warm up together and go through a few basic climbing techniques and safety points. Then you are free to try different "problems" – from simple to tricky. Bouldering strengthens many different muscle groups, and helps increase your overall strength, endurance and concentration skills. Movements can be slow and steady or quick and dynamic. You decide what level and type of climbing is the best fit for you. You'll need to bring comfortable clothing, a water bottle and athletic or climbing shoes. The event will be canceled in case of heavy rain.
Bring: Climbing shoes or tight-fitting athletic shoes, water, food.
Date: 24 July
Meeting point: Karow S-Bahn station
Special feature: your dyadic cis friends are invited to come along as your +1 to the hiking trip
Language: German (English as a requirement)
Important info about safety and travel costs for TIN folk to hike click here!
Hiking and swimming
For the summer months, as has become a tradition, there is a combined hiking and bathing offer. Our destination this time is the Obersee lake in Lanke. We start at Wandlitzsee station and walk along the northern shore of Lake Liepnitz. Via Ützdorf we then walk to Obersee in Lanke. There we find an ideal place to swim with a small sandy beach and a long footbridge with benches. We return via Ützdorf and along the southern shore of Lake Liepnitz to Wandlitz station.
Route length approx. 16 km
If you have the 9-Euro ticket, you pay nothing extra, otherwise Wandlitz is in tariff zone C.
Important: Those who have registered will receive an info mail with more detailed information (e.g. departure time etc.) two days before the date.
It is possible to bring a dog.
Regarding the Corona rules of procedure, we will follow the actual general conditions.
Coacher: Nora (67), Transwoman, board member of TransInterQueer e.V. For more than 10 years I have been travelling in Brandenburg and have got to know fascinating landscapes through my numerous hikes. I would like to pass on my rich knowledge and experience within the framework of a hiking group. I would like my fascination to be contagious. See more about Nora...
Important info for TIN folk to hike!
For our walks in Brandenburg, longer S-Bahn journeys or journeys on regional trains are required. The meeting points are - as far as possible - within the city (Gesundbrunnen or Ostkreuz) to give you the easiest and safest access possible. The subsequent rides will then take place under the protection of the group, where you can always feel in good hands. If you have any questions or needs for a safe arrival and departure, please let us know.
We try to keep travel costs associated with our walks as low as possible. Wherever possible, we offer the use of the Brandenburg-Ticket. If the travel costs still prevent you from taking part in the hikes, we are happy to find individual solutions. Please inform us of your needs when you register.
This project is sponsored by the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg's planning and coordination department for health.
Seitenwechsel in Kooperation mit TrIQ, Gladt e.V. und dem Sonntags-Club