Bodyweight exercises like pushups, squats, pull-ups and lunges are really all anyone needs to burn the fat off in record time and build lean, sculpted muscles that look great in the office suit, bathing suit or birthday suit.
Anna Dornier of Transform FX Fitness, a fitness bootcamp here in Concord is on a mission to spread the word about bodyweight exercise, help a lot more people get in great shape and raise money for severely injured men and women of our Armed Services with her Pushups for Charity™ Challenge set to take place on May 19th at Willow Pass Park in Concord.
“It’s a great way to get fit, have fun and make a difference,”
Pushups for Charity, founded in 2010, began as a 80 gym challenge. Participants enlist the help of friends and family for sponsorships, with donations of as little as $0.50 per push up. The program was created to encourage people to give back while embracing a healthy lifestyle. Past events have risen over $250,000 and this year the event is aiming for a record $500,000 donation to benefit The Boot Campaign, a non-profit that donates proceeds to a group of partner charities that work with soldiers healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, “When They Come Back, We Give Back.”
Anna Dornier, owner of Transform FX Fitness, added, "We are honored to partner with The Boot Campaign for Pushups for Charity 2012. Our goal is to accomplish the dual purpose of not only raising funds for veterans causes, but raising the public's awareness of our military and those who serve and have served so we 'never forget'."
Those interested in joining the May 19th event should go to the newly launched Pushups for Charity website – www.PushupsForCharity.com/
The site features Pushups for Charity supporter Captain Chad Fleming who has been wounded in combat on three separate occasions after six deployments to Iraq and has undergone 20 surgeries, including the amputation of his left leg below the knee. Fleming has completed 5K-runs, triathlons and even the 2009 New York City Marathon with a prosthetic leg and embodies the spirit of the event.
Join Captain Chad Fleming, Pushups for Charity and The Boot Campaign by not only watching, liking and reposting this video:
Twitter: #PushUpsForCharity #BootCampaign
To register for the event please visit:
The Boot Campaign
The Boot Campaign is a grassroots military appreciation and veteran awareness campaign started by five women from Texas, known as the Boot Girls. The Boot Girls launched the Boot Campaign in 2009 to spread awareness of the needs of military personnel returning home from combat and express gratitude to current military. Through the sale of military combat boots, the Boot Campaign donates proceeds to a group of partner charities that work with soldiers healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, “When They Come Back, We Give Back.” www.BootCampaign.com