Pride Spotlight: Zach Eisenberg
Happy Pride Beantown! We're celebrating our LGBTQ family by getting down and dirty with a few of our out and proud instructors. Can we get a drumroll please for Misterrrrr Zach Eisenberg!
What does Pride mean to you?
Pride means being able to celebrate our true authentic selves while giving thanks to the members of the community that came before us!
Is ((305)) empowering as a queer person?
HELLO?!?!?! 100% As a gay man, sometimes I find myself intimidated by being in a gym because I may stand out or I am a little different then the other men around. At ((305)) I feel like when I take class or I am teaching I am encouraged to let my differences show. We are excited about our differences! It's what makes our ((305)) fam so beautiful!
How can fitness be a tool for empowering people?
Fitness empowers people because it's a time when you are doing something for yourself and doing something to better your life. You're making a conscious decision to be in a positive place and do something good for yourself—and that is a beautiful and empowering thing.
If you'd care to share, what's your coming out story?
I had a difficult time accepting who I was because I was bullied my whole life, and I wanted to prove to all those bullies they were wrong about me. By the time I was 18 years old, I was ready to begin my life as the man I really am.
My parents came to visit me at theater camp, and they are my best friends in the world so I felt so wrong keeping this from them. The conversation went like this:
Zach: Mom, Dad I'm gay.
Dad: Great! So what are we doing for dinner tonight?
Zach: HELLO?!? Did you hear me?!?
Mom: Yeah Zach you had full out dance concerts to Britney Spears growing up!
Mom: It doesn't make a difference to us as long as you're happy. Now seriously, what's for dinner.
Coming out can be a scary experience and telling my friends and family was such a beautiful and empowering thing.
There are lots of stereotypes about gay or queer people. In your opinion, what's the one that bugs you most?
That people assume I don't believe in monogamy because I'm gay. Yeah I like sex, but that doesn't mean if I'm in a relationship I am going to sleep around.
What's the best part about being gay?
OMG where do I begin. Well honestly, I am part of a really beautiful community. The diversity and love that the LGBTQ community stands for is something so powerful, and I love it. There is also the fact that we are, from my experience, the absolute most fun people to be around!
Alright guru, give us some advice. What's your go-to, take-it-to-the-next level move when you're crushing on someone?
"What's your snapchat?"
And what's the best song to play when you're in the mood to cruise?
Anything Ariana Grande!
Alright last one: what's your advice to someone who might be confused, struggling with, questioning, or exploring their sexuality?
Sexuality is a spectrum! Go live your dreams! Seriously—happiness comes when you are living your truest self!
Get down with Zach
Sign up for a class with Zach today. You won't be sorry—but you will be sore. XOXO