Three years ago Empower held a fundraising event entitled “Train the Trainer.” Clients were allowed to buy blocks of time (either 5, 10, or 15) minute slots and dish out all the exercises we made them do during their workouts. We all had a lot of fun getting our butts kicked by our clients. The only rule was that our clients couldn’t make us do anything that we hadn’t made them do. Rest assured that we had some pretty creative clients (one even came with a whip), and we had a great time doing it.
The first year was such a success that we decided to hold “Train the Trainer” for a second time in April 2008. This time we decided to donate 100% of the proceeds to a local charity. We chose Angels Among Us, a charity that raises money for the The Brain Tumor Center at Duke. We had a huge turnout and we raised over $1500 for this worthy cause. This day turned out to be great fun for the whole family with Matthew taking the worst “beating” from his clients. Let’s just say he wore the weight vest for the entire day.
Although the last two years were a huge success we still feel like we needed to find a way to reach the Durham/Chapel Hill community. Our mission is twofold – We want to “empower” the larger community to get involved in health and wellness, and we want to raise more money for a local charity. So we’ve expanded our event and added a whole day of healthy activities, healthy food, live music and of course our annual “Train the Trainer” event. This year’s event is titled “Empower Fitness Fair.”
The Empower Fitness Fair is scheduled for April 18, 2009 from 10:00 – 2:00, and you will definitely not want to miss it. All proceeds from the Empower Fitness Fair will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Eastern NC Chapter) in loving memory of our client and friend Joanne Roberts. This year we are expecting a big turnout and we hope that you will save the date for this exciting day. More details will follow, but please contact us at (919) 401-8024 for more information.