Personal trainer

HI, I'm looking for a certain type of personal trainer and wondering if anyone has recommendations.  I'm struggling with low back pain as well as body image/body love.  I'm relatively active but large.  I'm looking to reset how I move my body to help with pain as well as work on mindful eating/nutrition and being as physically healthy as I can be.  I've worked with trainers in the past who have done things like come up with a weight lifting/strength training routine, and ones who have been more focused on healing pain, but I'm looking for something a bit more well rounded and someone who will really push me to change my body (not necessarily lose weight but change how I move/use my body and build some muscle).  bonus if queer and female. 

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Hi. While I don’t have a recommendation for a personal trainer, I wanted to thank you for your post and make an offer that might be helpful. It sounds like you and I are in a similar situation and I’d be happy to be  a work out partner for easy going exercise. I’m not able to do much, but I’m working on my mobility with a physical therapist. Once I’m out of this flare up, I’ll be able to do more. I’ve also just started working with a nutritionist who is body positive.

Please feel free to get in touch. Perhaps the moderator can share my info with you. 

In Solidarity!

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Check out Bay Strength on University Ave. in Berkeley. They're a great little community of barbell lifters in all ages, shapes, sizes, backgrounds and abilities with small group classes (and 1:1 sessions if you prefer}. The encouragement from classmates and the wonderful, accepting coaching staff really make the difference. Best of luck in finding something that works for you!

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If you’re at all ready for group classes, Remedy Barre and Foam Rolling has awesome barre and self massage classes. The instructors are really great about modifying to all levels and there is a lot of variation of bodies, identities and ages within the studio culture. 

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Jessica at Truly Madly Fit

http://trulymadlyfit.com/

She's amazing, supportive, pushy but realistic.  She's a personal trainer but that's worked out well for our family. She's not queer but she's an ally. As a parent, I appreciate that she is a parent too. 

http://trulymadlyfit.com/

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I think you'd enjoy Janet @ Recess, she is such a great one on one trainer and is great with queer/trans/etc folks! She has helped me immensely and even my teens! Good for you!

http://www.recessphysicalfitness.com/

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I highly recommend Margo Rose http://functionalfitness4you.com. She is exactly what you describe.