Fountain Valley, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014
Minorities in Orange and Los Angeles counties are among the most under-served groups when it comes to mental health and recovery from trauma. Casa de Familia is one local non-profit that is trying to bridge the gap between local minorities and the help they need. A local fitness boot camp is pitching in by making the connection between mental and physical health.
Fountain Valley Fit Body Boot Camp held a fundraising event at their fitness boot camp, located at 16560 Harbor Blvd., Suite D in Fountain Valley. The event took place on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 and was quite a success.
Everyone in the community was invited to join in one of several 30-minute Boot Camp Express workouts in exchange for a $10 donation to Casa de Familia.
“Casa de Familia gives underserved minorities the help they need in dealing with trauma and it does it in a culturally relevant, compassionate and non-judgmental way,” says Fountain Valley Fit Body Boot Camp owner Zenia Joyner.
Joyner adds that she and her husband, co-owner Sam Joyner, have a passion for helping people get physically healthy, but that everyone also needs access to the help they need for psychological health.
Casa de Familia provides counseling and treatment for those who have suffered trauma and the majority of the people they help would have no access to such care and support on their own. Casa de Familia also emphasizes helping within a client’s cultural and ethnic context.
“We think that Casa de Familia does amazing work and makes a real contribution to Orange and Los Angeles Counties,” says Joyner. “We want to help them do that.”
The fundraising event was a total success for the Joyners’, the participants and Casa de Familia.
“We raised $160 in less than two hours”, Sam claims. “We had new participants and existing members join in the fun. We have a real sense of community here and it was great to see everyone participate.”
The workouts certainly gave participants their money’s worth, as Fountain Valley Fit Body Boot Camp specializes in fat-burning workouts of short duration but high-intensity. “Our workouts combine functional strength-training with high-intensity interval cardio, or HIIT,” says Zenia. “They’re no walk in the park, but they are fun and they get amazing results.”
About Fountain Valley Fit Body Boot Camp
Fit Body Boot Camp Fountain Valley is part of the family of Fit Body Boot Camp fitness boot camp franchise, whose global initiative is to encourage and engage 20% of the world’s population in a healthy and fit lifestyle by the year 2020.
Fit Body Boot Camp Fountain Valley is owned and operated by Sam and Zenia Joyner. Every workout session is led by an experienced, certified Fountain Valley personal trainer and is designed to be fun, supportive and challenging, while burning maximum fat in minimal time. Sam and Zenia are committed to helping members of the Fountain Valley community set and accomplish their own health and fitness goals, and to positively change their lives. For more information about Fit Body Boot Camp Fountain Valley or the Fit Body Boot Camp franchise, please visit the website at http://www.fitbodybootcamp.com/fountainvalleyfitnessbootcamp/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FitBodyBootCampFV.