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FitnessWorks for Women/Habitat for Humanity Women Build Fundraiser in SNAPD Beach/Danforth!

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FitnessWorks for Women Fitness-a-thon in SNAPD!

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This winter season, FitnessWorks for Women has come together to support a family of four in need. Generous donations of gifts were given by our members and a total of $430.00 was raised for a grocery gift card. We would like to thank Jenny Foster for giving us this opportunity and all our members who have been so generous this season. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!









A letter response from the Community we supported and helped this Christmas


FitnessWorks Members and Staff provide Oranges for Marathoners

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon – Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Thank you to all our wonderful members and staff who donated oranges and or volunteered their time to manage the Orange Station and help cheer on the marathon runners! Our kind gesture was reciprocated with many kind words from the runners!

FitnessWorks for Women, Creating Community Changing Lives is proud to be a part of such an excellent (and healthy) event!

Ian & Maggie preparing the oranges

Elite runners

Julie and Patrica

Lou-Ann, Julie and Marg

Our youngest volunteer helpers!

FitnessWorks fabulous Volunteers!

Ginny

Hard at work

Judy & Amanda handing out Oranges

Member Joy & Owner of FitnessWorks for Women stop for an Orange on their Marathon Run

Ariella

Thanks for the oranges!

Judy & Ginny

Julie & Marg handing out Oranges

Clean-up Time


FitnessWorks for Women Works Out for Cancer Research

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, FitnessWorks for Women hosted an Open House and Fitness-a-thon Fundraiser for Cancer Research.

Zumba, Step, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Line Dancing, and Yoga classes were offered all day long where participants enjoyed getting fit while raising money for a great cause. In addition, fitness coaches led classes on the circuit every hour.

Products and services were donated by local retailers as well as club members for raffle prizes. A 50/50 draw was also featured.

The fundraiser was held in support of club members, friends, and family who have been in some way affected by the disease.

The event surpassed expectations by raising over $1400 in donations for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Many contributed to the Fitness-a-thon Fundraiser:

Local Retailers:
Crown of Jewels Salon - Krysten Weber
DavidsTea
Foodland
Pet Value
Pippins Tea Company and Tamsin Salter
Set Me Free
Tammy Nails & Spa
The Remarkable Bean Coffee
Members:
Anne Martin
Aysun Parks, Turkish Treats
Claude Francoeur, Madame Bijou
Christine Tully
Lynda Smart
Sarah Fine
Shelagh O’Sullivan
Susan Rosenberg

Instructors: Ariella, Taroub, Cheryl, Cinnie, and Jenny
FitnessWorks For Women Staff



Fitness-a-thon Fundraiser for Cancer Research

Saturday, October 5, 2013
9:00am – 3:30pm

Join us for Zumba, Step, Pilates, Yoga, Belly Dancing, Line Dancing, and more… all in one day! Pay what you can and have fun while getting fit for a good cause! All proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Fundraiser Class Schedule:
9:30 Zumba
10:30 Step & Pump
11:30 Pilates
12:30 Belly Dancing
1:30 Line Dancing
2:30 Yoga


Give the Gift of Health 2011/2012

Fitness Works for Women Buys Bikes for HIV/AIDS Workers in Africa!

On Saturday, December 3, 2011, Fitness Works for Women, 2171 Queen Street East, Toronto, hosted a fundraiser event to buy bikes for HIV/AIDS workers in Africa. The successful, fun filled event included great prizes such as NHL tickets - Montreal at Toronto - and Spin Master's BAKUGAN in a raffle as well as a 50/50 draw and five fitness classes. The classes, Step & Pump, Pilates, Bootcamp, Belly Dancing and Zumba, were instructed by our staff at Fitness Works for Women. 

The funds raised exceeded our expectations.  Our goal to raise enough funds for ten bikes was quickly surpassed to more than twelve bikes in a few hours on Saturday – with donations still coming in!! 100% of donations go to the purchase of bikes through the Tour d'Afrique Foundation.  Donations can be made at www.tourdafrique.com

The Tour d'Afrique is a bicycle race and expedition that goes through the Continent of Africa from Cairo to Capetown.  The TDA 2012 is the tenth anniversary of the race/expedition.  Along the route, the TDA will be presenting bikes to healthcare workers at various locations.

One of our Fitness Works for Women staff members, Beverley Coburn, is riding in the upcoming 12,000 km, 94 stage tour that leaves Cairo, Egypt on January 14, 2012 and arrives in Capetown, South Africa on May 12, 2012.

Many people contributed to the Tour d'Afrique/Fitness Works for Women fundraiser event:

Velotique Limited
Informco Inc.
Spin Master Ltd
Mrs. Eleanor Coburn
Ann Gotfryd Photography
Kate Whimster, B Com, MIFHI, ND, Kew Beach Health and Wellness
Megan Webster, Webster’s Fine Books and Maps
Janice Battiste
Aysun Parker
Starbucks Coffee Company

as well as our staff:

Ariella Tsafantinos. Owner, Fitness Works for Women, Step & Pump and Pilates instructor
Eva-Mai Fortune, Manager, Fitness Works for Women
Beverley Coburn, TDA 2012 Rider - Bootcamp instructor
Taroub, Belly Dancing instructor
Janice Battiste. Zumba instructor
Judy Carr
Lynda Smart
Kristina Birkhans

and especially:

To all our Fitness Works for Women members and
To all our participants who generously donated to the raffle, 50/50 draw and the fitness classes.

Thank you ALL for making the Tour d'Afrique/Fitness Works for Women Fundraiser - Bikes for HIV/AIDS workers in Africa - such a success!


 

Bev's Journey

Bev’s journey from Cairo to Capetown is now over. Here are some Tweets and Photos from her journey, where the Bikes were being donated in various parts of Africa. Congratulations Bev on your Amazing Accomplishment! And Thank You to All FitnessWorks for Women Members and Community Members who helped make these Bike Donations possible!

Feb.11th Bike Donation Ceremony, Gonder, Ethiopia. Thank You FitnessWorks for Women


Feb.14th – Bahir Dar, Ethiopia – Bike Donation Ceremony. Shout Out to FitnessWorks for Women, Toronto


Mar.13th More Bike Donations, Masai Camp, Tanzania – Way to Go FitnessWorks for Women, Toronto

Apr.13th Bike Donations Zambia – Mayor of Livingston/School Principals/student – Thanks FitnessWorks for Women, Toronto


May 12th – FINISHED! Cairo to Capetown

 


About Tour d'Afrique

The Tour d’Afrique (TDA) is the longest, toughest bicycle race/ expedition in the world. 2012 is the tenth anniversary of the TDA. Every year, Tour d’Afrique Ltd donates at least one new or refurbished bicycle per rider to health-care workers and other deserving individuals in Africa. In the nine years since the creation of the company, Tour d’Afrique Ltd in partnership with our participants and groups such as CAP AIDS (Canada) and Leusden Rotary club in the Netherlands has donated over 1300 bikes. In 2011, the TDA Foundation managed to donate over 350 bikes along the way - the best year yet. In 2012, the tenth anniversary ride, there are donation ceremonies planned for Gondar, Bahir Dar, Nairobi, Arusha, Lilongwe, Windhoek and Cape Town. It is the most ambitious schedule yet, and we hope to donate at least 500 bikes

Cape Town, South Africa Walking long distances each day to visit their patients, these unsung heroes of the community were delighted to receive the donation from the TDA Foundation, which was made possible through the fundraising efforts and generosity of the TDA 2011 riders.

Reach: In a month a community HIV/AIDS volunteer can reach about 20 to 100 people without a pushbike (bicycle), covering a total of about 8 to 15 kilometres. With a pushbike, an HIV/AIDS service provider may reach a minimum of 60 and up to over 800 individuals in a month, covering over 60km.