Official Spinning Facilities Give Back This Holiday Season
“We love community events at the holidays! At Body Symmetry, we devote one full week of classes to benefit the Salvation Army. Instructors donate their time and 100% of the proceeds go to this wonderful charity. We’ve been doing this annually since 2004 and usually raise more than $1,000 each year. Our clients really look forward to it. We throw in some fun and different classes (such as a Jingle Bell Spinning class) and everyone has a fun way to relieve some of that holiday stress. This year’s classes will be Dec. 20–24.”
“We've encouraged members to bring some 'tin' to Spinning classes during November to support our local soup kitchen. Our annual “Burn the Bird” ride included asking members to bring in canned goods. In addition, we always put up an Angel Tree or a Giving Tree with gift tags for Christmas.”
Pam Blum, RYT
Group Fitness Manager
Severna Park Racquetball & Fitness Club
“LivFit Studio of Morris, Ill. will give a free class pass in exchange for a new toy brought in by our clients. These toy donations will go to ‘We Care of Grundy County.’ Happy Holidays to All!”
Lanette Lewis “We are a small studio in Ann Arbor, Mich. and the first to offer Spinning® classes in town. With 30 bikes, we exclusively teach Spinning® classes. To thank our students, we have been offering a free class on the Friday morning (an extra class from our usual schedule) after Thanksgiving. This always gets a great response: people love having the opportunity to work off their over-eating from Turkey Day, and they feel energized for their shopping or whatever else they have planned for the weekend.”
Best to all,
Susan and Elmo
Bodies in Balance Fitness Studio
“While we feel like every day is a holiday at the Y, we do many special things during the December holiday season at the Sussex Family YMCA in Rehoboth Beach, Del.
We work with a number of organizations to help them with their collection drives. We serve as a drop-off point for Toys for Tots, the Food Bank of Delaware, and the Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation – Africa (collecting athletic shoes). We also work with a nearby church to ensure holiday meals and gifts are provided for local families in need. Our 4,000+ members show their generosity to all of these organizations.
We know that sticking with an exercise program can be difficult with all of the holiday distractions. So any Sussex Family Y member who comes to the Y at least 12 times to exercise, swim, play basketball or take one of our amazing Spinning® classes receives a small prize to celebrate their “sticktoitiveness.” Additional support is given to our members in the form of providing tips on keeping holiday parties and meals healthier.
The holiday spirit is alive and well (and healthy) at the Sussex Family YMCA.”
Program Director, Health & Wellness/Aquatics
Sussex Family YMCA
“CB Pilates and Cycle will be participating in Project Night Night! It is a Calif.-based organization that collects a blanket, stuffed animal and a book in a Project Night Night bag and we deliver the bags to a number of shelters in our community so homeless children at Christmas have a sense of security.
We will also being doing “Fit for the Holidays:” The more classes you participate in, the more chances you will have to win New Year’s prizes like a free month of classes, personal training sessions and other gifts! Visit www.projectnightnight.org for more information on this great organization.
Not to mention we will have many decorated Christmas palm trees and our studio will be decked out in holiday decorations!”
CB PILATES and Cycle Training Center
“This year for our holiday Spinning class, we will be enjoying a "Sleigh Ride." The cost of the ride is a toy to be donated to a local agency that provides holiday surprises for local families who can't afford to purchase items for their children.
Homewood City Schools have implemented Spinning classes into our physical education, adapted physical education, athletics and employee wellness program. Spinning is the hub of THE MOVEMENT, which is our wellness program with the focus of changing the culture of a generation to include fitness in everyday life. Spinning classes are offered before, during and after school for employees, parents, retired employees, community members and of course our student population. Alabama is one of the fattest states, ranking in the top five for obesity nationwide, and BMI results from the 2009-10 school year show that 33% of our student population is overweight or obese. The Spinning program has created such a shift in our approach to physical education and our adult wellness program.
Please watch this video to witness firsthand what our SOS/FIT Wellness Program-The Movement has done for our school! If the above link doesn't work, visit YouTube and search for Homewood High School SOS.”
Nivada Spurlock, NBCT
Homewood City School System
“At Georgetown University - Yates Field House, we organize a toy drive each year. All members are encouraged to donate. This year, we will host a “Donate to Ride” class where each participant is encouraged to donate a toy prior to the start of the class.”
Meghan C. Dimsa, M.Ed., C.S.C.S.
Assistant Director of Yates Field House - Director Fitness and Wellness