Trillfit’s pledge includes diversifying membership and instructors, teaching staff about the impact of bias and systemic racism on health outcomes, and collaborating with and supporting businesses owned by people of color.
The pledge comes as the wellness and fitness industries push for more inclusion after a surge in protests tied to the Black Lives Matter movement, and as prominent athletes use their public platforms to address racial inequity.
“Racism is a public health crisis, and industries focused on wellness and healing need to stand up. Our lives depend on it,” White said. “Brands have been posting black squares all summer; now’s the time for action. Through this pledge, we have the ability to build a more equitable future and hold our industry accountable.”
Over the past six months, as Americans have faced dual crises of the pandemic, which has disproportionately affected people of color, and the reckoning on racial injustice