FOSTERING A FRIENDLY AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY IS A TOP PRIORITY TO GO: FITNESS

At our gym, we strive to maintain a fun and encouraging community between staff and members. We also want to expand that strong community sense through our city and surrounding neighborhoods. That is why GO: Fitness Grandview loves to volunteer, most of all, for local nonprofit organizations several times a year. We also donate regularly to local and national charities.

GO: Fitness Grandview is committed to its community, so much as we promise that “everyone knows your name”! Therefore, we will create an environment that everyone can have fun and get results in. Studies have revealed that goals are more easily reached when support is given. As a result, we want our environment to be full of encouragement from members and coaches. Most of all, you are not alone in this process. Our GO: Fitness Grandview community is here to support and encourage you.

Click on any of the events below to find out more information.

PELOTONIA

Founded in 2008, Pelotonia was established with the objective to fund life-saving cancer research. GO: fitness loves participating in this fundraising experience! Cancer has reached either our lives, or our member's. Because of that, we all have one goal, to end cancer.

First of all, there are many ways to participate in this fundraiser. You can donate to our peloton. Another is to become a virtual rider. They also need volunteers to help run the event. Finally, if you enjoy riding like we do, you can also join our peloton for 25mi, Columbus to New Albany 50mi, New Albany to Gambier 50mi, 100mi, 130mi, or the big 180mi!

The expense of the event is funded through its partners. Therefore, this allows all donations to go to The James. You can get more information about Pelotonia on their site http://pelotonia.org/.

go fitness Columbus Ohio gym riding in 2015 Pelotonia supporting their community
go fitness center Supporting Pelotonia and their community

MOST OF ALL, A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 PELOTONIA SPONSORS

TRAIN YOUR TRAINER

Train Your Trainer is a fundraiser in which our clients have the opportunity to train their personal training coach(es). This is our long-standing charity fundraiser that occurs twice a year and is our most anticipated, both by the coaches and clients. Some may say that the members get the better end of the deal, but everyone loves this fundraiser because it is a FUN way to help out the charities in our community!

On these days, our coaches put all of their energy into raising money for the charity chosen. Since we have been putting on this event, we have backed: The American Cancer Society; American Diabetes Association; The Ronald McDonald House

These illnesses have touched employees and members, and GO: Fitness would love to see these diseases eradicated in our lifetime.

The coaches donate 30-minute sessions throughout the weekend. Members buy these sessions through donations and get to put the coach of their choice through a workout of their choice. Members and non-members alike can buy these sessions, or may even just donate money to the charities.

Keep your eyes open for postings and emails announcing the day and times of these two fun and exciting fundraisers.

ADOPT-A-FAMILY

The holidays are important to us. Therefore, each holiday season, the GO: Fitness Grandview staff and members donate money to adopt between one and three anonymous families. We cannot imagine having to struggle at this time of the year. Our hearts go out to those in need. We want to make sure that we can help in someway, and make a difference in the lives of those who need assistance. We hope, that as a result of our help, at least one local family in need can have a joyful holiday season.

This fundraiser is very low key, and some members even miss it. We pool our money, and any money we receive from members, and go shopping for these families. In addition, we come together as a group and have a small pizza party with everyone who donated to wrap the gifts for the family. The gifts we buy for the family usually include groceries for a good meal, coats, essential clothing items, and toys for the children.

Keep your eyes open for postings at the beginning of December announcing this year's fundraiser. We look forward to having you join us with this rewarding program, much as we strive to make a difference in the lives of a local family each holiday.

COLUMBUS MARATHON

GO: Fitness members love helping with the Columbus Marathon!

Each year GO: Fitness assists with the the Columbus Marathon by offering a water station for the participants. Each year 30-40+ members and people from the community provide the runners with not only water and Gatorade, but most of all cheers of encouragement. This has truly been a great experience for our staff and members. We look forward to participating each year to support this especially relevant fitness event in our city.

While we are giving, or gaining, encouragement from the 5,000 runners coming by our 20.5 mile mark station, we can relate because we are all working toward a goal – commitment, self-improvement, and achievement. Therefore, come out next year in October and volunteer for a few hours. Since doing so may inspire you too.

The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon is an annual marathon in Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. There is a cap of 7,000 marathoners and 11,000 1/2 marathoners. Most noteworthy, the event has sold out for the past six years in a row. For more information on the Columbus Marathon go to the official website at: www.columbusmarathon.com.

PLEASURE GUILD CHARITY

Go: Fitness Grandview is dedicated to helping The Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children's Hospital. The Pleasure Guild is a 100-year old organization made up of 60-80 women who are committed to raising funds for Nationwide Children's Hospital. The goal of The Pleasure Guild is to raise funds to benefit central Ohio's ONLY Hospice and Palliative Care Program, while serving families in their greatest time of need!

The Pleasure Guild is the oldest women's auxiliary of Children's Hospital, and it dates back to 1908. The "funny name" comes from even earlier days when women provided little items or treats called "pleasures".

The Pleasure Guild is dedicated to fundraising for Nationwide Children’s Hospital through a variety of events. These events focus on volunteering as the only auxiliary to have direct patient contact through the circulation of our library cart. The Guild is also committed to teaching preschoolers about basic safety and injury prevention through our Safety Awareness For Everyone (SAFE) program.

Shelley Straub, our longest running Go: Fitness Columbus employee, spent a week at Children’s Hospital with her son. A friend approach her about the Pleasure Guild, after Shelley mentioned that she wanted to do some type of charity work for the hospital because of some of the families that she had met while in the waiting rooms. Shelly found that each of these families had a story to tell or "needed" some support, and this is where the Pleasure Guild comes in. Shelley got involved and asked that she could do something with GO: Fitness.

GO: Fitness holds workouts as fundraisers, where all proceeds are donated to the Pleasure Guild. You can participate in the workout, or just make a donation. Keep your eyes and ears open as to the next Pleasure Guild Workout.