What's the number one rule of training at Fear None? That you never stop training!
The rule of thumb is, if you can't afford the training fees for a couple months, due to loss of income, sudden expenses, etc. etc. that you never stop training. We are a family and take care of each other. To this date, I've managed to keep the doors open for 3 1/2 years, with and without money, and countless people have joined our family since I found us a home. Some go. some stay, but all leave with a special place in their heart for Fear None and everyone knows that they are always welcomed home at anytime.
Why start this fundraiser? I've been doing my best to purchase equipment out of my pocket without raising training fees. However, things are slow in my business, and I can't finance the purchasing as before. Every is aware that I am very hesitant to raise the training fees, or to take on too many clients, so I figured this funding program is the best option to raise capital without having to pack the gym to maximum capacity just to raise a few dollars. I absolutely refuse to increase training fees, because my goal is to keep the fees to a minimum so everyone can continue to train without feeling like they are being choked by another exhorbitant bill. My goal is to continue to service the community, my friends, family members and Fear None family, and share mypassion for fitness and a healthy lifestyle with those around me, so we can go through life together, getting stronger, healthier, and fitter.
I got the idea of funding a project, from one of my Instagram followers who recently started her Wine making business in California. After researching the funding sites, I decided on using GoGetFunding.com because their fees are reasonable, 4% of the total raised, plus the normal credit card processing fee.
How will the funds be used? STAGE 2 Funds raised will be used to purchase equipment for the gym and to paint the floors. This is the second rotation of the funding program, the initial program raised $640.00 which secured some of the equipment that you have been using. We did not reach our goal, so I decided to launch a second funding program that I'm calling STAGE 2. If we reach the goal of $2,000 it will be used to purchase equpment for strength and conditioning, and to do minor repairs in the gym. I am hoping to purchase a Prowler Sled, dumbells (#15, #50 #65 #75), medicine balls X 2, barbells X 2, ropes X 50ft, kettlebells (#55 #65 #75), foam rollers x 1, paint x 2 5-gal, resistance bands/tubing.
I am still planning to fund a HARDSHIP PROGRAM for students between 18 yrs and under. The program will offer a 6-10 month scholarship program to students between the ages of 8 and 18 years, whose parents are not in a financial position to pay for training. This scholarship program will give an opportunity to students, kids, and young athletes, to loose weight (many girls ages 11-14 are battling with weight gain issues); or train young athletes in need a little extra help developing their athletic skills, so they can pursue athletic scholarships etc. and advance to the next level; or some kids need help with their confidence, and training gives them a certain level of security and confidence as they become fitter, leaner, stronger.
I am extremely excited to launch this 6 month assistance program, because I KNOW that Fear None can help to make a difference. It is my honor to be able to use my talents to help a parent to create an opportunity for their child. My desire to launch this program started in 2014 when I trained a couple young girls fighting weight issues, spurred on by the early stages of puberty. Ironically, one girl's problem is overweight, while the other girl is under weight...two ends of the spectrum, both girls growing insecure as the weight increases. After 1 session, they wanted to continue training, but their mom could not afford to send both to train, so as a result, none are training. It's frustrating to me, because I know how training will help them to build their confidence, as they get in shape, and learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle as their body changes. It's not easy dealing with weight gain as an adult, can you imagine an 11-14 year old girl dealing with these issues and peer pressures?
So now that you have a better idea of my goals and understand what I am trying to achieve with this fundraiser, I hope that in addition to contributing, you will encourage your friends and family to make a contribution. If you are not presently training at Fear None, I think you need to contact me so that you can come out and train with us. Training at Fear None is not just working out and exercise, it's a journey. It's an experience.
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