RIDE WITH PRIDE. //
Pride is a time of celebration and rainbow solidarity. A time to unite in a haze of glitter, dancing, singing, performing and complete acceptance. This environment is something we strive to replicate at the #KINGOFGYMS, bringing all walks of people together, to sweat and train in unity. 1R instructors Jono and Daniel led the #RebelArmy through our very own celebration of Pride last Friday for an electrifying night of 90's beats, glitter and unlimited prosecco.
Over to Jono...
The very first London Pride march was 45 years ago, and with 2017 marking 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, and 3 years since the UK voted to legalise same-sex marriage, we’ve come a long way to where we are today.
To me, Pride is all about being proud of who you are. We don’t take enough time to be proud of ourselves, how far we’ve come and what we’ve achieved. As individuals we should never feel like we have to hide away. We should never feel that we can’t openly express ourselves or show love to someone we care about. We are all unique and that is AWESOME. Pride is a chance for us to own and honour that difference. We all have to fight together to break down the ongoing prejudice and fight for the equal rights we deserve. Pride is a universal expression. And in a world of conflict and resistance, this global movement is something we should all be proud to celebrate and share.
The #RebelArmy is a community of individuals with differences. Different stories, different goals and different reasons to be proud. We all support each other every day and RIDE + RUMBLE WITH PRIDE was a chance for us all to celebrate our growing community of unique individuals and for the #RebelArmy to support each other.
And that’s what we did. Hitting up back-to-back sessions in the Ride and Rumble studios, there was sweat, happiness and whole lot of SASS. Two fabulous queens took to the floor to perform amongst the sea of energy and bottles were poppin’ for some post-session refuelling.
Thank you to everyone who turned up and shared the love. At the #KINGOFGYMS these celebrations aren't just a yearly occurrence, we strive to bring the energy, love and good vibes every day. You are never alone on this journey. We’re a team, a community, we’re the #RebelArmy.