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Transforming Fitness: Health & Fitness for the Gender-Diverse Population

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Transforming Fitness: Health & Fitness for the Gender-Diverse Population

Transforming Fitness: Health & Fitness for the Gender-Diverse Population

This course includes
The instructors


Included with the purchase of this course is exercise prescription sent directly to your mobile device or online, which is custom-tailored to the participant's aesthetic goals combined with the parameters proven to increase mental health. Within this course we explore various health-related topics as they apply to the transgender and gender-diverse community. Topics include exercise, mental health, mindfulness, nutrition, and more. Participants will gain a greater understanding of each of these topics and be able to apply them to their own lives.

With an increased understanding of these topics, participants will be able to begin exercising safely and effectively while making better nutritional choices to work towards desired aesthetic goals. Through these actions and as well as practicing mindfulness, participants will ultimately improve mental health and quality of life.


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Course Objectives:

  1. To develop an understanding of various aspects of exercise, and how to incorporate it in to their lives
  2. To develop the knowledge of the benefits of exercise, and how it pertains to not only physical health but mental health
  3. To develop an understanding and skills needed to practice mindfulness and meditation to ease the mind and reduce stress
  4. To develop an understanding of what nutrition is and be aware of what resources are available for use to improve one’s nutrition consumption



This course is designed mainly for transgender and gender-diverse individuals but may be taken by anyone who wishes to improve their physical and mental health through exercise, as well as healthcare professionals who are interested in learning more about the unique health needs of transgender and gender-diverse individuals.

The instructors
Jodi Steele
PT, BKin, BSc(PT)

Jodi earned her kinesiology degree in 1997 and a physiotherapy degree in 1999 from McMaster University. Upon graduation she co-developed an oncology rehabilitation program, Cancer Rehab-The Next Step. In 2005 her husband joined her and founded Cancer Rehab Inc., Canada’s first not-for-profit cancer rehabilitation centre.

In 2009, Jodi designed, developed and launched Wellspring’s Cancer Exercise Program, which continues to be delivered at sites throughout southern Ontario. For her innovative contributions to society, Jodi received the 2009 Arch Award from McMaster University.

Presently Jodi is a professor at Niagara College. She continues to educate peers through educational lectures focusing on cancer exercise and rehabilitation for health care professionals and lymphedema management in the home care setting.

Course Material included in this course
  • Part 1
  • Introduction
  • Welcome to Transforming Fitness!
  • Part 2
  • Mental Health & Exercise
  • Feedback
  • Part 3
  • Exercise
  • Feedback
  • Part 4
  • Masculinizing
  • Feminizing
  • Post-Op Considerations
  • Feedback
  • Part 5
  • Flexibility
  • Feedback
  • Part 6
  • Mindfulness
  • Guided Body Scan
  • Guided Sitting Meditation
  • Feedback
  • Part 7
  • Nutrition
  • Feedback
  • Part 8
  • Conclusion
  • Resources
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • High Knee Jumps
  • Squat and Medicine Ball Throw
  • Medicine Ball Bounces
  • Jump Squat
  • Burpie
  • Cross Medicine Ball Bounces
  • Advanced Push Up Plank to Twist
  • Tricep Dip
  • Advanced Tricep Dip
  • Tricep Stretch
  • Hamstring Stretch in Supine
  • Advanced Push Up to Plank Twist
  • Sumo Squat with Shoulder Flexion (Female)
  • Squat
  • Squat with Weight
  • Squat with Weight (Female)
  • Squat with Shoulder Press
  • Squat with Shoulder Press (Female)
  • Squat (Female)
  • Single Leg Deadlift
  • Shoulder External Rotation
  • Ribcage ROM
  • Shoulder Retraction
  • Prone Y
  • Wall Slide Progression
  • Sit and Twist
  • Lower Trap Strengthening
  • Advanced Walking Lunges
  • Walking Lunges
  • Upper Back and Shoulder Stretch
  • Straight Leg Raise
  • Straight Leg Crunch
  • Squat with Shoulder Flexion
  • Single Leg Bridge
  • Push Up to Plank Twist
  • Mountain Climber with Push Up
  • Lunge
  • Reverse Row
  • Reverse Row (Female)
  • Side Stretch
  • Lunge on Incline with Weights
  • Fly
  • Hamstring Stretch
  • Commando
  • Double Leg Advanced Crunch
  • Double Leg Crunch
  • Shoulder Press
  • Shoulder Flexion and Abduction (Female)
  • Seated Row
  • Seated Row (Female)
  • Push Ups (Female)
  • Mountain Climber (Female)
  • Lunge (Female)
  • Hip Flexor and Quad Stretch (Kneeling)
  • Cross Arm Stretch
  • Bird Dog
  • Double arm Bicep Curls
  • Bicep Curl to Shoulder Press with Squat
  • Bench Press
  • Bridge
  • Butterfly Stretch
  • Bridge with Weights
  • Dead Lift
  • Advanced Push Ups
Patient Education included in this course
  • Dr. Michael Greger: Exercise vs. Drugs for Depression?
Templates included in this course
  • "Masculinizing" - Advanced
  • "Masculinizing" - Intermediate
  • "Feminizing" - Advanced
  • "Feminizing" - Intermediate
  • "Masculinizing" - Beginner
  • "Feminizing" - Beginner
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