I believe that movement can, at its best, be a discovery of:

  • your unique strengths,
  • your most flourishing health,
  • and the excitement of curiosity and connection.

But for too many people, exercise and physical training have meant nervousness, embarrassment, and fear of being judged for different aspects of who they are. This, to me, is a tragedy.

Movement can be the bridge the spans the distance between body shame and authentic enthusiasm of what your body is capable of accomplishing.

I can help you develop a healthy, safe, sustainable, and FUN relationship to movement that enables you to discover all of those things and more.

The tools include kettlebells, barbells, and bodyweight (and other fun gadgets and gizmos). The process includes learning, acceptance, effort, and playfulness (and other qualities that you already possess more of than you realize). The results? Well, those are as unique and amazing as you are.


  • Personal training, small group training, and sports performance classes at the YMCA of Greater Rochester in Rochester, NY
  • Private training
  • Online training
  • Individualized goal-specific programming
  • Help for trans people who want to use movement/training to enable their bodies to more accurately reflect their true selves
  • Fat-acceptant/HAES/weight-neutral approach to movement and training


  • ACSM Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (ACSM-CIFT)
  • Body Positive Fitness Alliance Affiliated Professional
  • StrongFirst SFL (barbell instructor)
  • StrongFirst SFG (kettlebell instructor)
  • Flexible Steel Instructor
  • LiveStrong Instructor
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Certified Safe Zone Trainer

For details, contact me.

Lore McSpadden, at home in Roslindale, Boston, Mass on April 12, 2016.

About Coach Lore McSpadden: 

Lore is a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a certified Flexible Steel Instructor. They* are also a StrongFirst-certified weightlifting instructor (SFL) and kettlebell instructor (SFG1) with experience in barbell, kettlebell, and bodyweight training and programming.

Lore works at the Eastside YMCA (part of the YMCA of Greater Rochester) in Rochester, NY. In addition to personal training, they also work in the Eastside YMCA’s Sports Performance Center and coach classes on kettlebell training as well as a Power and Performance class. They have also led small-group sessions and personal training sessions for people on the autism spectrum and have assisted in the Y’s Livestrong program, which is designed to help cancer survivors improve their strength and quality of life.

Lore believes that strength training and fitness are for everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, body size and shape, or previous level of experience with athletic training. They also believe that focusing on performance-related goals is healthier and more sustainable than a primarily aesthetic focus.

You can read their posts on StrongFirst’s website here and on GymCloud’s website here.

Lore empowers clients to manifest their full potential while moving safely and having fun. Their welcoming, enthusiastic energy and conscious attention to the development of good form and functional movement patterns make training with them comfortable, challenging, and effective.

Please feel free to contact Lore at positiveforcestrength[at]gmail[dot]com.

*gender-neutral third-person pronouns used intentionally throughout. Lore is a proudly LGBTQ+ welcoming trainer. They are also a Safe Zone trainer and a facilitator for the LGBTQ Academy at the Gay Alliance‘s “Train the Trainer” certification program.