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Surgery Results

You can improve your fitness in as little as FOUR WEEKS by doing regular exercise. Seize the opportunity to get fitter before your operation and improve your chances of a successful procedure, and faster recovery after surgery.

4 Weeks to Optimal

How it works

By strengthening your core, upper back muscles, and glutes, you will minimize the pain associated with using the post-op binder in the first month of your recovery. The chest exercises included will give your surgeon a clearer idea of where to make incisions so your scars follow the natural lines of your body. If you have already had top surgery, this is a great routine to get you back into the swing of things. Make sure you have waited 3-4 months before beginning a heavy weights program.

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What's '4 Weeks to Optimal Surgery Results' ?

This is more than an exercise program. 4 Weeks to Optimal Top Surgery Results is an online course jam packed full of modules that teach you everything there is to know about  preparing for your chest masculinising procedure.

At the end of the program you will:

  • Learn how to use your resources and make the most of your time during exercise sessions

  • Feel confident in performing self movement assessments

  • Understand fitness industry lingo

  • Have built a base of muscle mass; which will not only assist in giving you the best aesthetic results, but will leave you feeling fit for surgery

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Hi friends!

I'm a queer, non-binary personal trainer, athlete, and consultant. Since childhood, I've been involved in competitive (individual and team) sports. Eight years ago I began my social and medical transition.

My love for movement led me to study group and personal fitness. However, it was my struggle with the medical system that led me to specialize in working with the trans and gender diverse community. So many of my questions regarding surgery were left unanswered by health professionals.

Luckily, I have gathered a wealth of knowledge that is forever expanding and updating that I can share with you all. Over the last 10 years, I have done research, learnt from my own lived experience through surgeries and worked alongside athletic therapists to refine my skills. 

I'm so grateful for the journey I've been on and the clients who have trusted me to help them prep/recover from affirming health care so far. I've learned so much and I'm happy to spread that knowledge.

I'm a problem solver, an encouraging coach, and my favourite thing in the world is helping people just like you reach their fitness goals.

I'll be there for you every step of the way

I can relate to your experience and promise the upmost respect and support. You can rely on me to help you through your journey.

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I am more than happy with my experience - I feel seen for who I am, and I feel that their approach is trauma-informed, while redefining trainer/trainee relationships by taking it out of the old power dynamic paradigm. And the best part? The results are there:I'm feeling radiant and strong in both body and mind."



"Dibs has been my only truly inclusive and not problematic training experience. With all their know how about injuries and rehabilitation exercises I’ve been able to work through every single body pain that would come up because of everyday work/life. They Are always available for any questions and ready always ready to try any weird exercises I was curious about. A true gem of the community and a lovely humans to boot. I highly recommend."


"Dibs made working out really approachable and helped me get back into it after a long hiatus! They were non-judgemental, offered adapted options for better accessibility and knew how to have thoughtful conversations around gender in relation to working out, thanks Dibs!" 


This is the Original Top Surgery E-Course

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Modules cover a range of topics

  • Setting S.MA.R.T. goals and tracking your progress

  • How to find body workers and allied health professionals who meet your needs

  • Preparing questions to ask your surgeon

  • Learning how to adjust your workouts to meet your fitness level on an ongoing basis

  • So much more!

“I could see the results of our work right after top surgery. It made a big difference in me recovering quickly”

- Mael (they/them)

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Sign up today and receive

Lifetime access to 4 Weeks to Optimal Top Surgery Results!

Activities & Downloads

FREE Monthly Group Live Q&A

FREE Goal Setting Workbook

FREE Surgery Prep Checklist

FREE Surgery Prep Checklist

Access to a community of support



(Value of $500+. Prices in CAD)

  • How is the course delivered?
    The program includes video tutorials, worksheets and easy-to-follow written instructions. There will be live Q&A calls with Dibs for every cohort.
  • Do I need any equipment?
    Nope! Each exercise routine will show a weighted version and a body weight version.
  • Do I need a lot of space to practice?
    Not much. In fact there is a whole video lecture informing you of how to set up a functional workout area in your home! Most exercises just need enough room for you to be standing with your arms raised above your head, or laying down with your legs extended and arms above your head. Some exercises require wall space, or a furniture.
  • What currency is the price listed in?
    Canadian dollars.
  • How are you different from a regular gym trainer?
    I'm a non-binary human who is transgender, fully qualified, and looks at your goals through a holistic lens. Not many trainers out there can use this lived experience of being on (and off) Hormone Replacement Therapy, having and recovering from multiple surgeries, and being a gender expansive athlete. ​ I also DON'T center weight loss as a goal. My clients are encouraged to focus on building helpful habits, and finding ways to incorporate joyful movement into everyday life. ​ This doesn't mean I turn away clients who have aesthetic goals in mind. I help folks reframe their goals from outcomes to habits.
  • How does online training work?
    Online coaching can be done in many different ways. With me, you receive a program with video demonstrations to every warm up, exercise, and stretch. ​ We keep an open line of communication through your google sheet comments and sticky notes. You are also welcome to send videos of your form for exercises you think you need extra support with. ​ As for online personal training sessions, you can read this informative instagram post! ​ Don't have any equipment? Check this out!
  • What types of home fitness equipment do you recommend?
    The most budget friendly: Resistance bands & a door anchor. Level up: Adjustable dumbbell set. Getting serious: Adjustable workout bench. All in: Squat & bench press stands.
  • Do I need a gym membership to see you at (x, y, z)?
    No you don't! I work in gyms where personal training is the main activity. You won't find me at a public/chain gym. My fee covers your admission to anywhere I work. ​ If you want me to see you at a commercial gym that you are a member of, I will likely not be able to arrange that as those businesses have bans on external trainers conducting business on their premises.
  • Do you teach martial arts? Where can I go to a queer friendly boxing gym in Montreal?
    I don't teach martial arts, but I do coach boxing for fitness! I am certified to coach individuals and groups through boxing drills with gloves and focus pads. ​ Queer friendly, martial arts in Montreal can be found with Black Flag Combat Club. You can see their news and upcoming events on their social media pages. Facebook. Instagram.
  • I've had a bad experience with a trainer before, will I be safe under your guidance?
    The mainstream fitness industry is difficult to navigate, full of toxic masculinity, and promotes harmful beauty standards. It's easy to see how gender non conforming people, fat people, disabled people, and people of colour slip through the cracks, or are outright excluded. ​ It's my mission to help empower these groups of people to feel confident taking control of their fitness. ​ It is crucial for me to create inclusive gym spaces that promote positive body image, and self esteem. Working out in a queer friendly gym, with a non-intimidating, non judgemental personal trainer (like me), will change your perspective on fitness!
  • Do I need lots of space to practice?
    Most drills can be done standing, or sitting down in a chair. Some exercises require wall space, or a bed.
  • Is this course only for transgender people?
    Absolutely not! This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to best care for somebody who has gone through a masculinising chest surgery. Carers & medical practitioners are encouraged to join.
  • How is this course delivered?
    The program includes video tutorials, worksheets and easy-to-follow written instructions. There will be live Q&A calls with Dibs for every cohort.
  • What currency are the prices listed in?
    Canadian dollars
  • Do I need any equipment?
    No! There is no special equipment necessary. I will provide a list of suggested materials which are optional.
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