Fitness Together, a personal training studio located in Wyckoff, is sponsoring a candy swap to benefit U.S. servicemen and women that are deployed to hostile areas around the globe. Clients and local residents are asked to drop off all of their unused and unwanted Halloween candy, or other much-needed items, to the Fitness Together studio from Tuesday, October 15th through Tuesday, November 5th. In return, Fitness Together will offer a free training session valued at $85.
“We are so proud of our military personnel and all that they are sacrificing for our country that we would like to provide them with some treats and products from home,” said Lisa Petersen, Co-Owner of Fitness Together. “With all of that unwanted candy lying around, it would be a great benefit to not only offer a place to donate it but to offer a healthy training session in return. My nephew just returned from two tours in Afghanistan and some of the items listed below were compiled from his experience of what is truly needed,” she continued.
In addition to the Halloween candy, Fitness Together will also be collecting some much needed items such as baby wipes, deodorant, toothbrushes, floss, power bars, popcorn, Crystal Light® (or other brand) "On The Go" flavor packets, ground coffee, lemonade mix, liquid body wash, single-serving size snacks, oatmeal, lip balm, nuts, beef jerky and much more.
Anyone is welcome to stop by the Fitness Together studio with candy and other donations; no purchase is necessary.
Fitness Together is located in Ivy Plaza at 386 Franklin Avenue, Suite 102. For further information, please call 201-848-9800.
About Fitness Together:
Established in 1996, Fitness Together has led the industry in one-on-one personal fitness training. Whether you are looking to lose weight, tone and tighten muscles or simply work toward better health, Fitness Together pairs you with a personal fitness trainer in a private setting equipped with a workout plan tailored just for you.
In addition to your personal fitness-training regimen, Fitness Together offers nutritional guidance to help you attain your wellness goals. With almost 500 franchise locations throughout the United States, Brazil, Costa Rica, Israel, Ireland, and Canada, Fitness Together is part of Fitness Together Holdings, Inc., one of the world's largest wellness organizations.
For additional information, log onto www.ftwyckoff.com or call 201.848.9800.
About Operation Gratitude:
Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers. Our mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people. Each package contains donated product valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. For safety and security, assembling of packages occurs at the Army National Guard armory in Van Nuys, California. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 915,000 packages to American Military members. For more information, please visit http://www.operationgratitude.com/.