THE GYM recently hosted several fundraising events and fitness classes for Homes For Veterans. The events were held at both the Montvale and Englewood locations with all funds going to Homes For Veterans.
THE GYM’s efforts raised a total of $12,196.00 for the Bergen County-based charity.
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.
Both the Englewood and Montvale locations participated in the fundraising efforts and sold commemorative t-shirts. In Montvale, special Yoga, Spin, Kettle Bell, Barre and Boot Camp classed were conducted. In addition a Push-Up contest among the trainers and fitness instructors was conducted. Videos of the Spin and Push-Up Contest are available onTHE GYM YouTube page.
Lisa Bruchalski, Group Fitness Director in Montvale remarked, “There was a wonderful aura of energy coming from our staff and our members knowing that we were part of something special; a chance to give back to our veterans whose sacrifices help to make our daily lives better. It was a true win-win situation, and I am extremely grateful to our members and staff that made this effort for Homes For Veterans such a great success.”
In Englewood, there was a dedicated Veterans Day Walk-A-Thon. The 12-hour Veteran Walk-A-Thon to help illustrate the grueling physical exertion our soldiers experience under combat conditions. All classes on that day were part of the Boot Camp Blastthat helped raise money for the charity.
Nurit Chasmin, Group Fitness Director in Englewood, added, “I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to support such a wonderful organization as Homes For Veterans, and it brings me great joy to contribute to such a worthy and important cause right here in our back yard. I want to thank the tremendous support we received from both our staff and members. We simply could not have accomplished this without them.”
“Homes For Veterans thanks all the employees and members of THE GYM. Their combined fundraising effort is the perfect example of how much Americans appreciate the service and sacrifice of our veterans,” said Doug DiPaola, President/CEO for Homes For Veterans.
About Homes For Veterans
Homes For Veterans is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization whose mission is to adapt the homes of disabled veterans to make them handicap accessible and barrier free. Based in Harrington Park, New Jersey, Homes for Veterans helps disabled veterans who are unable to secure the necessary resources to modify their homes to accommodate their disabilities.
Homes for Veterans
105 Highland Avenue
Harrington Park, NJ 07640
About THE GYM of Englewood
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 of Englewood
20 Nordhoff Place
Englewood, NJ 07631