canfitpro Official Magazine | Jan/Feb 2022

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

TRAUMA INFORMED Practices to keep fitness spaces barrier free to everyone By Vysh Sivakumaran and Patrick Rado SOME OF US HAVE BEEN TAKING OUR BELOVED GYMS FOR GRANTED. TO BE SURE, COVID HAS PUT A LOT OF THINGS INTO PERSPECTIVE DURING THIS

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PANDEMIC - A LOT OF US ARE MISSING OUT ON FAR MORE IMPORTANT THINGS THAN OUR VARIOUS FITNESS SPACES.

But to be fair, fitness spaces are (in theory) overwhelmingly a social good. Good for the mind, the body, and often foster a sense of community. It should