"Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. I use the word "love" here not merely in the personal sense but as a state of being, or a state of grace - not in the infantile American sense of being made happy but in the tough and universal sense of quest and daring and growth." ~ James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
Favorite Sport: Kettlebell work
Why train with a coach: It’s important to work with a coach because a coach inspires, affirms and holds you accountable. My fitness journey was challenging especially because I felt disconnected to my body. Having a coach was like reconnecting me to an old friend, “My Body”.
Justice Roe Williams is a published poet originally from Atlantic City, New Jersey. He is a founding Director of BodyImage4Justice (BI4J), an holistic wellness and fitness program for the LGBTQ community that primarily focuses on Trans Bodies. Prior to his work at BI4J, Justice organized youth in the South End, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and Roxbury areas of Boston.
After 15 years of organizing and facilitating workshops for public and private schools, non-profit organizations and for-profits corporations around diversity issues Justice realized that fitness is a social justice issue and should be a priority in his life. So he embarked on a massive project to reframe his life through the lens of fitness. Two years ago he was certified through ISSA after a year of work with Ignite fitness he continues his work at Mike’s Fitness as a training coach.