This feature is part of Black in Fitness, a series that showcases the experiences of Black trainers, athletes, and gym owners in the fitness community. James Crawford Barnett, a Senior Master Coach at Solidcore, advocates for the transformative power of mindfulness. His mantra, "Strong Thoughts Equals Strong Actions," sets the tone for an intense Pilates-based workout that pushes participants to their limits. As an LGBTQ+ member, he aims to bring communities together and instill confidence in everyone who enters the studio. Barnett shares his fitness journey, the challenges of being a Black and queer trainer, and the importance of inclusivity in the industry. Read more stories in the series here.