In this week’s roundup, we share not one, but two separate stories about fitness facilities opening their doors for the first time during the height of the pandemic. Their reasoning, you ask? To support the health and wellness of their local communities and provide safe and effective spaces for them to exercise.
We’ll also dive into altruistic acts across the fitness industry that positively impact those living with severe medical conditions and disabilities.
Washington Trainer Opens Wellness Studio to Better the Community
Thurston Talk reported that Brian Evans, a physical trainer, opened the Evolution and Creation Wellness Studio in Olympia, WA, in October 2020. Evans said, “Opening the fitness studio during a pandemic may seem like a risky decision. But we saw it as an opportunity to do something unique in a space we love. Sometimes adverse situations are an opportunity to pursue another path.” As a 15-year fitness veteran, Evans opened the private, appointment-only studio to help clients with their exercise regimens, food choices, lifestyle changes, and ways to improve day-to-day living.
Find out more about the Evolution and Creation Wellness Studio.
Fourth Annual Fit Love Movement Raises Most Money in the Event’s History
Kristen Pappalardo, owner of Fitness Elite in Hillsborough, NJ, was thrilled to surpass the Fit Love Movement’s fundraising goal this year. “Fitness serves a larger purpose than just working out your muscles,” Pappalardo told Hillsborough Beacon. “[The Fit Love Movement is] something that our gym is very passionate about doing.” The month-long event consists of fitness competitions that Fitness Elite trainers participate in—anyone is able to place bets on who will win the competition or donate to the fundraiser. All proceeds raised from the Fit Love Movement challenge go to a local organization, Steps Together, which financially supports families in the Hillsborough area who are suffering from severe medical diseases.