Workout for Women's Day is a coming together of local trainers and fitness studios around International Women's Day to offer by-donation classes for local charities that support self-identified girls and women. The campaign has raised $28,000 in 2 years, raising funds for: Battered Women's Support Services, Big Sisters of BC Lower-Mainland, Cause We Care, Downtown Eastside Women's Centre, Dress for Success Vancouver, and Girls Rock Camp Vancouver. Click here for more details, including lists of all of the incredible fitness instructors, studios, and donors who have participated.
BOOTCAMP TO BENEFIT
In 2018, Shana started Bootcamp to Benefit, a bootcamp with full class proceeds going to charity. Bootcamp to Benefit historically was offered on a pop-up basis, raising more than $3,400 for various charities including Westside Family Place, RAVEN, Ride to Conquer Cancer, MS Society, Walk to End Brain Tumours, Baby Go Round, BC Cancer Foundation, and many more.
Since March 2020, Shana has offered it weekly on Zoom, with all money raised (more than $20,000) going to Backpack Buddies.
Bootcamp to Benefit will evolve again in the fall of 2020. Click here for more details, including lists of the charities we have suported, as well as local businesses that have supported us along the way.
TOT FITNESS GIVES BACK
Andi Davis, owner of Train of Thought Fitness and co-founder of Stronger Together Vancouver, has been utilizing fitness as a fundraising tool for years. Highlights include:
- Burpee Challenge for Little Warriors, an organization committed to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of childhood sexual abuse. Andi personally raised over $6,ooo and did 1000 burpees for time.
- Running a half marathon in Glacier National Park and raised $1000 for park conservation.
- Competing in 2019 Aprons for Gloves, a charity started by Eastside Boxing Club to raise funds for their at-risk youth program. The program allows access to youth boxing and conditioning classes as well as healthy food, clothing, and counselors. Each participant raises money for the charity and trains for the chance to fight like the pros with a ring, announcer, and commentators. Andi was the top female fundraiser with Aprons for Gloves in the last 8 years raising over $10,000. She now volunteers with the youth program at Eastside Boxing Club.