Join charity fitness challenge June 26 at The Palisades

news@lakewyliepilot.comJune 24, 2013 

— On Wednesday, June 26, Tuff Girls Bootcamps owner Julie Sawyer will host Burpees for a Cause, a fundraiser fitness challenge at The Palisades in Steele Creek. The event supports Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids organization, and will help send local terminally ill and chronically disabled children and their families to Disney World.

Similar to a walk-a-thon, participants will offer pledges for their efforts. Instead of walking for hours, they will have 90 seconds to complete as many burpees as possible. Burpees are a popular exercise method traditionally used to shed fat, build muscle and quickly bring about exhaustion.

Classes will be held at 5:45 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 5:45 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. All you need to participate in class is a water bottle and comfortable clothes. Contributions will be collected in each class, which is open to the public.

This local charity fitness challenge is part of an international event where dozens of personal training and youth training franchise locations will stage identical events in support of their own chosen causes.

The event itself is part of an eight-week international charity fundraiser campaign called Revolution for a Cause. FR International has set a goal of $75,000 for the two-month campaign.

To register, email

The Lake Wylie Pilot is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service