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Top Surgery Recovery

"Heal and Thrive" is an empowering e-course designed specifically for people on their journey of recovery after top surgery. With a focus on holistic healing, this comprehensive course provides you with the tools, knowledge, and support needed to navigate the healing process and embrace a thriving future.

Heal & Thrive

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What's Heal & Thrive?

This is a 10-module program that teaches you everything there is to know about transmasculine top surgery post-op protocols.

At the end of the program you will:

  • Learn how to move your body safely from the day of your surgery.

  • Develop a deep understanding of the healing process, including scar care.

  • Have a plan with cideo demonstrations of exercises that you are confident to perform, and can progress in the future.

Home: About Me

Hi friends!

I'm a queer, non-binary personal trainer, athelete , 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'm not the only one you'll be learning from 

I have collaborated with experts in their field to bring you up-to-date knowledge and information on everything you need to know to support your physical and mental healing.

Athletic Therapists

I've consulted with various practitioners in the rehabilitation field to bring you peace of mind.

Fashion Designers

Helping you find a style that suits your new body and sharing post-op pillow designs


Voice Coach

Scar Work Massage Therapist

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!" 


10 Modules


Understanding the Healing Process


Exercises for Phase 1


Exercises for Phase 2


Nurturing Your Mental Health


Scar Care & Management


Nutrition & Healing (Not Dieting!)


Lifestyle Adjustments and Adaptations


Building Confidence & Self Acceptance


Real Life Anecdotes & Stories


Moving Forward: Post Recovery Life

“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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Enrol today and receive

Lifetime access to 4 Weeks to Optimal Top Surgery Results!

FREE Goal Setting Workbook

Activities & Downloads

Exclusive discounts on helpful products & services

The confidence to return to your daily activities at the right pace

FREE Surgery Prep Checklist

FREE Monthly Group Live Q&A

Access to a community of support



(Value of $675+. 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.

Is this course for you?

This course is for you if:

  • You can afford this course without putting yourself in a bad financial situation

  • You want to know how to move safely, & develop an excellent range of motion

This is NOT for you if:

  • You need a 1:1 coach or movement specialist for frequent check-ins

  • You have multiple injuries that need specific modifications

  • You want clear guidance and concrete exercises

balancing finances and health benefits

This course provides as much value as 10 weeks of private lessons, or MORE!


You could spend over $700 in Personal Training, & Physiotherapy appointments...


...OR pay just $297 for hours of content, and lifetime access to the material you need to feel confident and comfortable, after your top surgery.

Heal & Thrive enrol now
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