Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Expanded Fitness Center for Palumbo
Fusion Cross-training has embarked on a new project as a part of its Fitness School program to work support the learning of fitness life skills in local high schools. This year we are working to upgrade South Philly's Palumbo Academy (11th & Carpenter) fitness facilities. They had a good start with 1 small room outfitted with some strength equipment but it is not quite enough space or equipment to handle a sports team or gym class so we're doubling it. They have designate the room next door for fitness space and so we've started searching for opportunities to get them more equipment, such as commercial/institutional gym renovations.
The first round of treadmills and free weights has come from Future Fitness in Cherry Hill New Jersey. Future Fitness Partner, Scott Caris and his Pilates trainer wife, Lindsay are Fusion clients and have made this transaction happen and been very generous. We picked up a lot of good equipment so a big thank you to them. If you know of any opportunities for equipment donations/deep discounts, please email Gavin (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any information/leads.
We need to pay for current expenses and complete the project so we are fundraising. Also, look for a volunteer setup day in the future as well. Many clients and friends attended Fusion's Fall Ball and donated via equipment sponsorship, our delicious Palumbo punch or donating cash. We still have a few pieces of equipment that need sponsorship (check the board @ Fusion) and cash is always king so thank you for your generousity.