Amber Says Fitness Builds Self-Compassion: “I’m Learning to Love My Body Instead of Hating It”


I first met Amber Leventry when they came to my yoga class. I was inspired by their strength and determination and their kindness toward others. We bonded over parenting issues, CrossFit, and writing, and have kept in touch as most of us have over the past year: over our random Instagram posts. When they posted the video ahead, with the caption “I’m an athlete and exercise and sports have saved me in multiple ways,” I knew I had to hear more. Keep reading to learn about Amber’s experiences with sports and fitness as a nonbinary transgender person and how it’s had a positive effect on their life and confidence.

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