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Movement and athletics program for trans*, inter*, non-binary folks, and friends
Here you can now read more information about our OUT*side team!
Our trainers are Trans*Inter* and/or not binary.
We are always looking for new trainers (professionals or amateurs), who want to develop new offers with us. If you are interested please contact us at outside(at)seitenwechsel-berlin.de
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Project Manager and Power*Fitness Coach: Martin Muñoz
Martin Muz (they/them). A spanish trans guy who live in Berlin since ten years and since then try to bring more accesibilty in sport to them TINB Comunity. Personal Fitness Trainer, Power*Fitness Coach by Seitenwechsel and Canoe Polo Coach in the FU (Free University Berlin).
“OUT*side is the most beloved project I have been able to develop in my career as a trans activist in the world of sports. OUT*side allows trans, inter, and non-binary (TINB) people to access and try out many different sports and physical activities. It started in 2017 in Berlin, and with the arrival of COVID-19 we have broaden our scope to offer trainings and sessions online to TINB people all over the world. ⠀
We are always excited about meeting new people who participate and enjoy doing sports with us. We hope to continue the OUT*side project for many years, as these kinds of initiatives are very important for our community.“
Hiking Coach: Nora Eckert
Nora, she, 66), trans woman, 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 now rich knowledge and experience within the framework of a hiking group. I would like my fascination to be contagious.
"Hiking is the best anti-stress program I know and at the same time the most beautiful fitness program for body and soul. I would like to share this experience with other people. That's why I came to Seitenwechsel and got involved in his OUT*side project, because here I can not only invite people to go hiking, but as a transfer woman I can also do something positive in and for the community. Furthermore, I always get to know interesting people when hiking in a group".
Kung fu Coach: Kristianne Salcines
Kristianne Salcines, our Kung fu trainer. Kristianne is a Filipino, immigrant, queer artist of colour.⠀ ⠀
“OUT*side project is unique and important for the trans, inter, non-binary, and queer community because it highlights the need for creating spaces that are centring trans, inter, non-binary, and queer people. I feel honoured and grateful to be a part of the OUT*side project and to get to live my dream of being in a focused movement space of individuals who I feel energised and inspired by. I am happy to be able to share my knowledge of kung fu and traditional martial arts to my community. Thank you for the opportunity and I hope to see you at the next training!“⠀
Meditation Coach: Sarra Bouars
Sarra Bouars, our Meditation coach. Sarra is Tunisian-German with ancestral roots in Sufism. ⠀ ⠀
“Coming together to meditate, hear each others’ stories, struggles, insights, questions, and joys as trans/inter/non-binary community gives us a precious chance to create and deepen our individual and collective resilience together! Through OUT*side we get a safe container where we can make time for ourselves, to get real quiet, turn our attention inward, and listen to our inner voice, our hearts, our intuition, our inner wisdom, and our bodies. Without my practice, I believe I’d be lost, or at least a lot less grounded within myself. And that’s why I feel so strongly about sharing this resource with my peers: so that they can benefit from it, too. Come join us and start your meditation practice today! Now is the right moment. Looking forward to meeting you.“
Power*Fitness Coach: Robben Dell
Robbin, one of our Power*Fitness trainers. Three-time national champion at the Ugandan Athletics Championships, Robben represented Uganda at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and was the 800m gold medallist at the 2011 All-Africa Games.
“The OUT*side project is really fantastic. We have a really good fitness practice and we welcome everybody to come and join the exercises. We do body fitness to make our bodies healthy and our mind relaxed. It is also a great opportunity to meet new people.“⠀
Bouldern Coach: Finn Rebelle
Finn Rebelle, our Bouldern coach is 31 genderqueer, passionate climbing trainer & fitness coach, founder of Out*side cooperation partner "Queerclimb".
“Climbing and bouldering can increase your self-confidence, fitness, mobility, recreation - and it's lots of fun! My aim is to safely support people of all genders, ages and levels to find their place in climbing and develop new skills. For two years, I'm guiding a trans* and nonbinary group for Out*side to create a comfortable training atmosphere.” Check tinyurl.com/out-side for more info."
Beachvolley Coach: Christopher Paul
Christopher Coach, our Beachvolley coach!
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. OUT*side is a very important project as it enables T*I*NB to do sports in a low-discrimination environment.
For me as a trainer it is also totally relaxed and relieving, because I can turn my "discrimination radar" very quietly. At OUT*side Beachvolleyball we practice a little bit of the technique and then play free. It is like a little holiday trip with friends, be there :-) ".
Radtour Coach: Julian*Noah
Julian*Noah (he) has been doing sports with Seitenwechsel for four years - Julian*Noah loves to play football, (power*)fitness, yoga, bouldering, swimming, hiking and cycling tours or exploring nature on the water in a canoe.
In his work on the advisory board of Seitenwechsel, Julian*Noah tries to create more offers where trans* inter* and non-binary people can feel comfortable and safe and where they can do sports in the absence of gender and body norms.
"I love being out in nature- especially on my bike! One thing I like most about it is feeling this freedom and exploring all the paths I encounter along the way. I am not much into mountains (only for hiking, not for cycling!), but I like to explore forests and lakes! I am super happy to offer a cycle tour in OUT*side together with Jo* - taking part in the OUT*side project has been a very empowering experience for me so far. There I feel very safe and supported and enjoy doing sports as part of a community a lot. I am very much looking forward to meeting new people on this tour!”
Cycle Tour Coach: Jo*
Jo* (no pronoun) Exercise and sports - especially outdoors in nature - give Jo* balance and strength. Jo*'s favourite element is water. As a young person Jo* was a swimmer* and then discovered the fascination of endurance sports. Jo* came to triathlon as a teenager* with running and road cycling. To move and to feel your own body is an empowering experience for Jo* and means for Jo* to break with gender.
Dieses Projekt wird finanziert vom Bezirksamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Planungs- und Koordinierungsstelle Gesundheit.
Seitenwechsel in Kooperation mit TrIQ, Gladt e.V. und dem Sonntags-Club