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Operation Our Gym Share is LIVE! [Nov. 22nd, 2012|10:49 am]
kyle cassidy
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***EDIT*** If you're just coming to this, here's some back story

Operation Our Gym Share provides starter gym memberships, workout DVD's or related fitness materials for people who want to start a fitness regime but for whatever reason have run into financial obstacles which are holding them back. Gym's aren't cheap. It's meant to be that little helping hand that some people need to get started. I know I sat around for months thinking that I needed to start. The program is being administered by anmorata who has graciously volunteered her time & deserves our love & praise.

There are a number of ways you can participate:

1) If you want to donate money -- you can paypal to our.gym.share@gmail.com

2) If you want to post a healthy recipe or workout tips, we have a tumblr http://ourgymshare.tumblr.com/ (we also have a twitter: https://twitter.com/OurGymShare). You can also email your recipe, workout tip, or motivational story and we'll post it. (our.gym.share@gmail.com)

3) If you need a gym membership, workout DVD, or something related, email our.gym.share@gmail.com with a paragraph or two describing your fitness goal and what you need to get started. Let us know the name of your gym, its web page and if there's a special program you want to try. Also, if it's something else you need, a pedometer, a pair of shoes, if there's not a gym near you and you'd like to get a stationary bike let us know and we'll try and accomodate. We'll want you to keep a daily fitness journal and email/post weekly updates on your progress, which serves two things, one as a motivator to you to keep at it, and two, so that people donating can follow along on your progress and get that happy feeling. You'll be committing to visiting the gym three days a week for the duration of your membership. Throughout this you'll remain anonymous unless you'd like to name yourself because it seems a bit creepy otherwise, this isn't a reality show, we just want to help you get fit -- we'll post your stories to the tumblr page without identifying information.

This has the potential to be ongoing -- if the money keeps coming in and people keep doing well, I can certainly see this still going on a year from now, and imagine all the success stories we'll have by then.

You can donate money via paypal to our.gym.share@gmail.com.

Thanks everybody, you're good people and you make my world brighter every day.

Send money if you can and if you need a gym membership, please contact us asap and we'll get this ball rolling.

Be well.


[User Picture]From: snow_leopard
2012-11-22 04:32 pm (UTC)
Have sent some money across. Hope it helps someone!
Will watch the twitter account.
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[User Picture]From: ladycelia
2012-11-22 05:06 pm (UTC)
This is a wonderful thing that you're doing.
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[User Picture]From: howlokitty
2012-11-22 09:58 pm (UTC)
Can we start some sort of group for people who want to join and share fitness journals but are donating/don't need the financial assistance?
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[User Picture]From: howlokitty
2012-11-22 09:59 pm (UTC)
Which will be open to everyone who wants to participate?
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-11-23 09:28 pm (UTC)
yes, the tumblr feed will be available to everyone.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-11-22 11:59 pm (UTC)
Yes! By all means! That's what the tumblr page is for! Start journaling!
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[User Picture]From: anmorata
2012-11-23 01:27 am (UTC)
For those that are following along thus far: Thank you for your submissions and donations! I will be working on personal replies throughout the day tomorrow and the rest of the weekend. :)
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[User Picture]From: primless
2012-11-28 02:46 am (UTC)
thank you so much for setting this up. i was late to the party, but oh well. i shared the link on fb as well.
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