About Transform

TRANSFORM IS CLOSED, but QUEERCENTRIC WORKOUTS ARE HERE TO STAY! Don’t worry friends you can still workout with me VIRTUALLY up to 5 days a week when you join my patreon!

Here’s a typical week schedule:
-Tuesday mornings “KIDDO Workout! with Erica Nix” 11am CT 30 minutes
-Wednesday evenings “Workout! with Erica Nix” 60 minutes vintage dance aerobics 6:30pm CT
-Thursday evenings Class Transitions LGBTQIA strength training with co-teacher Rocky Lane 6pm CT
-Saturday mornings “Workout! with Erica Nix” 60 minutes vintage dance aerobics 10:30am CT
-Sunday mornings BFF aerobics with co-teacher Nikki DeVaughn featuring both high and low impact aerobics 11am CT.

I’m also coming up with some crazy fun events, so keep up with us on facebook to stay in the loop!

If you wanna read more about what we WERE doing below, go right ahead.

LGBT-Friendly Gym Opened by Artist Erica Nix:

Who: Erica Nix – local artist, activist and Austin institution (workoutwithericanix.com)

What: Virtual Workout Classes for Queerdos and Weirdos – a workout, a community, and space to love your body outside of oppressive normative physical culture. (virtual class schedule)

Where: All over the world baby! Now that classes are virtual, all the queerdos and weirdos of the world can come together and SWEAT!

Why: To serve people outside of normative physical culture, with special interest in the queer and trans community. All are welcome!

When: Classes and events held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday by Erica and her co-instructors, Rocky Lane and Nikki DeVaughn. Bio’s will be posted soon.

Erica Nix is on a mission to Make Working Out Fun Again! Her kitschy, sex-positive aerobics classes have grown a loyal following, and now she’s taking her movement to the next level. In December of 2016 she opened her own studio, Transform. Unfortunately the rising rent prices in Austin caused Transform to close, but Erica is actually stoked to have an opportunity to grow the Transform community Virtually and World Wide!

Erica teaches aerobics, Class Transitions, and does personal training. Her aerobics classes celebrate legends like Richard Simmons and Jane Fonda, with music ranging from CnC Music Factory to Big Freedia. In Class Transitions, transgender and non binary individuals use strength training and aerobics to strengthen their bodies as they become their most authentic selves.

Erica Nix is a personal trainer, performance artist and choreographer well known in Austin and beyond. When you work out with Erica Nix, you are not just working your body – you’re creating art. Erica and her students perform routines around town at events like Queer Bomb, OUTsider fest, and Gaybigaygay. Workout has also performed or exhibited at local prestigious art galleries including Lora Reynolds, The Contemporary, MASS, and EAST Austin Studio Tours. Erica invites all her students to participate in the performances, with retro spandex and Richard Simmons wigs encouraged.

Erica has also partnered for several years with director Jessica Gardner to produce the web series, “Workout! With Erica Nix.” The latest shows Erica’s routine to Chinese pop song Chick Chick by Wang Rong Rollin. Filmed in part at Johnson’s Backyard Garden, it features aerobics students and farmers joining together to rock out like chickens (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-n1AgGZr-g).

Erica creates a fun, safe space to work out, get healthy, and be part of a creative community.

Click here for more information on Erica’s philosophy and personal training.