LOS ANGELES — In 2018, Kat Novoa founded Babes of Wellness in South Los Angeles, a space that provides women the chance to explore what it means to build physical strength, while simultaneously healing generational emotional trauma, renewing mindsets and connecting spiritually.

It is the first Latina, queer-owned wellness studio in Compton. 

As the only “Women’s only gym” in the area, Babes of Wellness is creating an inclusive and safe space for all nonbinary and women-identifying people looking to start their fitness journey.