Credit: thequeergym/

Sometimes we just need a little good news, so we’re majorly feeling this INCREDIBLE step in the right direction. Based in Oakland, The Perfect Sidekick is a queer gym, and it’s the actual stuff of dreams. A gym for LGBTQ people, TPS is creating a necessary space for marginalized folks that is so much more than just a gym. It’s a safe space, and it’s also a space to learn. We’re so here for this.

One of the main reasons this ROCKS is because it shows that gyms and small businesses can really make a difference in the world.

The gym has a huge sense of community, and is so focused on empowerment.

Morales continued,

As an added bonus, the gym hosts a regular “Queer 101” workshop to help make sure all trainers (and curious gym attendees) are in the loop.

TPS founder Nathalie Huerta explained to SELF how hopeful the team is that this gym can really do something new and necessary. One way they do that is by hosting a workshop. Huerta explained,

We’re so, so here for this! All of the love for this ah-mazing gym.