This free class is for the BIPOC community only. It is a once a week free class that can be used for any class on the current schedule. We at Prism recognize that access to fitness is a privilege and that we are located in a gentrified neighborhood.
We want to give back how we can through this class, donations to Black organizations and continued anti-racist work.
Since opening its doors, Prism Moves has believed that everyone deserves to take up space regardless of race, gender, abilities and sexual orientation.
Every person has a right to love their bodies, love how movement makes them feel and be treated in a way that helps them embrace their full selves.
To continue supporting its community and culture, Prism Moves commits to:
- Continuous anti-racism learning.
- Rejecting racist, body shaming and toxic fitness industry norms.
- Allocating monthly donations to organizations that support BIPOC needs and initiatives.
- Understanding anti-racist learning and the dismantling of white supremeacy is a journey that involves active participation.
Lavonte Barnett (he/him)
Lavonte Barnett (known as Coach Tae) is a holistic fitness lifestyle coach specializing in athletic, group, and personal training. Coach Tae’s background in athletics started with soccer, volleyball, basketball, and baseball extending through college as a Division 1 football player at Oregon State University as a Beaver in the PAC 12 Conference. It was his upbringing in tandem with his exposure and access to elite trainers and equipment that ignited Coach Tae’s interest in human physiology, body mechanics, and functional training and his desire to share this empowering knowledge with those without the same resources. At the heart of TAE.logic Fitness’s ethos is the belief that all people have a right to accessible holistic fitness resources, and as such Coach Tae pushes the company to continually innovate on their mission to see true access to sustainable health & wellness resources become a basic human right to a healthy and exuberant life.
Ruthie Wabula (she/her)
Ruthie coaches Olympic Weightlifting, Lift & Move and the Prism BIPOC classes. She was born in Kenya and immigrated to the US when she was 1.5 years old. She started playing sports when she was in 1st grade and has been an athlete ever since. Growing up, her primary ways of movement were basketball and soccer, and she started weightlifting when she started throwing Shot-put and Disc in high school. She went to her first CrossFit gym in 2016, learned to Olympic Lift and the rest is history! As a coach, Ruthie is passionate about getting BIPOC folks and others who have traditionally been left out of the body movement narrative to build trust in their bodies and help them explore how body movement and weight training can be accessible and beneficial. She correctly believes this can be done while having a great time and answering her creative check in questions! Her all time favorite- if you could dispense liquid from 5 fingers what would it be?! Ruthie’s – wine, ice coffee, hot coffee, peach bubbly water and plain water.
Sarah Giffrow (she/her)
Sarah (a.k.a Spocker) is a half-Taiwanese small business owner, barbell enthusiast, roller derby referee, and mom. She grew up as a sedentary kid who struggled with her health, but after finding a sport she loved in college, she began a 20-year journey of training for wushu, playing competitive roller derby, and learning to love her big body–all while finding opportunities to get nerdy about movement and the body whenever possible.
Her time in sports and in the gym made her want to help others find what she was lucky enough to stumble upon: a way to move and live that actually feels GOOD. She believes that everyone deserves to feel good in their own body, no matter what that means to them. Sarah is here to listen with compassion, and help you find the fun and empowerment that’s been missing from your fitness.
- ISSA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
- Roller Derby Skating Official (referee)
- Former Roller Derby Junior Coach
3 simple steps to start your fitness journey
Sign up for a free week
Start with a free week of online classes to get to know us, our community, and how we can help you!
Find your flexible program
Engage with our programs and find what you like best.
Crush it and be proud
Find your routine and be amazed by what your body can do.