The GYM Fundraiser held in November 2014 was a huge success!
Below is the gallery of pictures from the fundraiser held by The GYM in both Montvale and Englewood New Jersey for Homes For Veterans.
Below is the press release for the fundraiser that The GYM held for Homes For Veterans:
The GYM in Englewood is hosting a month long fund raiser for Homes For Veterans at their Englewood NJ location, as shown below:
The GYM in Montvale New Jersey is holding a month long fundraiser for Homes For Veterans at their Montvale location as shown below:
THE GYM to Host Fund Raising Events to Aid Disabled Veterans
Series of events to be held to raise money for Homes For Veterans
Montvale, NJ (October 31, 2014) – Throughout the month of November, THE GYM will be hosting several fundraising events for Homes For Veterans. The events will be held at both the Montvale and Englewood locations with all funds raised going to New Jersey-based Homes for Veterans.
Homes For Veterans is a 501(c) (3) charitable veterans organization whose mission is to modify the homes of disabled veterans to make them handicap accessible and barrier free. Many veterans are unable to attain the resources needed to buy or modify their homes for handicap access, so all modifications made to their homes by the organization are done at no cost to them.
“These brave men and women have returned home wounded from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other military conflicts after putting their lives on the line for Freedom’s cause,” said Doug DiPaola, President of Homes for Veterans. “These veterans who suffered disabling injuries in the honorable service of the United States deserve to live in a home that is handicap accessible and barrier free, and that’s the sole mission of Homes for Veterans.”
“THE GYM has been giving back to the community since we opened in 2002,” said Julann Kennish, General Manager of THE GYM of Montvale. “Homes For Veterans does great work for these local heroes and we are thrilled to be able to help raise funds on their behalf.”
THE GYM of Montvale will be conducting a series of fundraising events. The classes include:
Beyond Yoga – Sunday, November 16 @ 1:00 to 2:30 – Cristy, Lorraine, & Amy
Beyond Barre – Sunday, November 23 @ 1:00 to 2:15 – Stacy & Robyn
Beyond Boot Camp – Sunday, November 23 @ 11:45 to 1:00 – Gail & Denise
Beyond Bells – Saturday, November 15 @ 12:00 – 1:15 – Jay & Lorrinda
Beyond Bike – Saturday, November 22 @ 11:00 to 12:15 – Lisa B., Helaine, Michelle, Rebecca
These are all specialty classes and cost will be $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
Trainer & Member Push-Up Contest at THE GYM Montvale
Members can either sponsor their favorite trainer to see how many push-ups they can do or they can join in the competition themselves for an entry fee of $10. All money raised for will be donated to Homes For Veterans.
In addition to these events, there will also be a Silent Auction, a 50/50 drawing and raffles for lots of special gifts donated by local businesses. Winners will be announced on December 1st at THE GYM of Montvale.
THE GYM of Englewood has scheduled a series of special fundraising events in their fitness center. They include:
Veterans Day Walk-A-Thon – Tuesday, November 11th
A typical combat soldier carries equipment ranging in weight from 60 to 100 or more pounds on a daily basis under undeniably stressful conditions that include oppressive heat. While we cannot come close to matching these extreme conditions, THE GYM will stage a 12-hour Veteran Walk-A-Thon to help illustrate the grueling physical exertion our soldiers experience under combat conditions.
We will have a treadmill running for 12 hours straight with all participants wearing a weighted vest resembling the burden of what combat soldiers must carry every day.
All funds donated to our Walk-A-Thon jar will be matched by THE GYM.
100% of the proceeds raised from this event will be donated to Homes for Veterans.
Boot Camp Blast
All of our classes on Veterans Day (Tuesday, November 11th) will be Boot Camp, so get your inner soldier ready to sweat. All classes will hold a suggested donation of $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
Free Workout Invitation to Vets on Veteran’s Day
THE GYM would also like to extend an invitation to veterans to come to the gym for a free workout on Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11th.
About THE GYM of Englewood & Montvale
THE GYM is a complete lifestyle and fitness center, designed to promote healthy living in a first class atmosphere. Its unique approach integrates specialized training programs with nutrition and weight management counseling for total body conditioning and optimal fitness. THE GYM is known for its superior quality equipment, expert staff and special amenities, including a juice bar, spa and child play area. The staff’s attentive service and the facility’s array of programs and services provide guests with a state-of-the-art experience.
THE GYM Montvale
2 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645
THE GYM of Englewood
20 Nordhoff Place
Englewood, NJ 07631