About

HI! My name is Tennyson.

I’m happy to have you here.

I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and TRX Certified Trainer, indoor cycle instructor, mountain biker, dog owner to the best trail dog, partner to an amazing human that I love sharing time with, transperson, social justice advocate, and sober since 2014.

After transitioning roughly nine years ago, my fitness and weightlifting was centered around the goal of changing my body to fit social norms of thinness and/or the appearance of muscle definition in relation to a more “masculine” outward appearance. As I continued to train, though, I began to realize that the added stability and strength of my body fortified my mind and created new ways of thinking about my body and how it carries me. And as time went on, I have focused more and more on acceptance and gratitude to my body. I am now committed to continuing my own growth in order to facilitate this process with others: it is 100% possible to not view strength training as punishment, to not reward with food but to find nourishment in it, and to celebrate finding a new home in our bodies.

Here is what you WILL get when you train with me:

  • Training sessions built around your needs and ability
  • Highly effective sessions executed with minimal time AND minimal equipment
  • A coach, not a trainer
  • Honesty
  • Effective and open communication
  • A coach that will tirelessly dig into your big picture goal and break it down to smaller achievable goals
  • A coach that fosters consistency

Here is what you will NOT get when you train with me:

  • Flashy complicated moves
  • Thousands of burpees and box jumps
  • Before and after photos
  • Body measurements

More questions? Visit my FAQ page or contact me at tennyson@gearedstrength.com.

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