That’s right, our San Jose bootcamp and personal training studio has raised over $15,000 and counting for our Pushups for Charity Challenge benefiting the Boot Campaign and all the troops that need our support. When we started and I placed our goal at 10K I thought I might have been a little overzealous but little did I know that our participants, members and their friends and families are absolutely unbelievable and we have crushed our goal by over 50%! (by the way, it’s not too late to sneak in a tax deductible donation! Click here to donate!
This event was held on Saturday, May 19th (also Armed Services Day) and was a fun filled day. We had some sweet tunes and MC action from local DJ Jeff Werner. We had food and drinks for everyone that attended including great coffee courtesy of Peets and our awesome members Tracy and Lucinda of @CosmicCoffee. Great pics taken by none other than Mama Heringer. All of our awesome participants and supporters including Team AVAC showing their support. And of course a kickass raffle with cool items raffled off and all proceeds going to our cause.
And this event really meant a lot to me personally because at Fast Action Training, our core values are the following:
1) Fanatical about delivering the best fitness experience possible
2) Always positive, motivating and energetic
3) Making an impact in the world
4) Personal responsibility, accountability and continuous development
5) Creating relationships and having fun
I truly feel that we fulfill these values on a daily basis at our bootcamps in San Jose and most notably I feel that we truly honored #3 with our Pushups for Charity event. The $15,000 + funds that we raised will have a HUGE impact on the lives of troops that need our help. Whether they need support services to reacclimate to life at home, prosthetics, or just help with hospital and other bills, our community made an impact. And that’s what it’s all about. Giving back, helping those in need and making an impact.
Special thanks to all of our participants that helped raise funds: Team AVAC featuring: Deb Buglewicz, Sue Davis, Holly Baker, Patrick Stanton and Bob Conroy (on the left is Holly and her son “motivating” her to do more pushups.
Our awesome F.A.T. member participants: Dan Belveal, Scott Flegel, Elizabeth Gray, Christine Ogi, Mark Mateus, Leslie Robbins, Terri Vellios, Theresa Nunez, Eric Opp, Mark Bernal, Ben Jones, Julie Miller, Nina Lindsey and Kathyrn Winn (down almost 50lbs btw!!).
…and of course, my lovely fiance Miss Sara Stern who not only rocked some crazy pushups but also helped organize our waves, layout, prepared the food…you name it, love you honey.
And what would event like this be without an amazing team…HUGE thanks to Keith Lucitt, Kevin Rawson, Nadia Santiago, Diana Heringer and Kayla Masini for their help in raising funds, rocking pushups and helping us pull off an incredible event. I’m so proud and honored to have you as part of the Fast Action Training Team.
For a sneak peek of the action that you either witnessed or missed out on, check out the video below (one of many that were taken that day) of my fiance and I going head to head. ok ok, so my form could have been a little better.
And if you want to see even more, great pictures of the event, click the LIKE button to the right and check them out on our Facebook Fan Page or just click here.
I hope you’ll be able to join us next year and be sure to give a shout out to all of our awesome participants by leaving a comment below!
Till next time, keep rockin your workouts!
Dedicated to your success,