giving back

 

We strive to provide a community to better themselves while bettering the life of someone else. We’re all about feelin’ good while doin’ good.

 
 
 



HOW IT WORKS

At the end of each class receive a pink $5 bill to vote on one of the five local and overlooked charities. At the end of the quarter, the charity with the most votes will receive the majority of the donation! It’s as simple as that.

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this quarter’s charities

This quarter, we will be highlighting United Against Human Trafficking, Houston Pets Alive!, Camp for All, Hatch Youth and Bo’s Place. Visit their websites to learn more about what they do!

 
 
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#1
United against human trafficking

United Against Human Trafficking is fiercely committed to end human trafficking in Houston and beyond. With over 10 years’ experience, we combat both sex and labor trafficking to bring freedom to all those who are exploited. Additionally, we train parents, community members, law enforcement, nurses, social service providers and more on how to respond when encountering exploitation. Together, we are setting Houston free.

Houston Pets Alive!, Donation, Charity, exercise

#2


Houston pets alive!

Houston Pets Alive! (HPA!) is not your average pet rescue. HPA! is the last chance at life for animals who have been passed over by everyone else at local municipal shelters. Together with the help and support of our local community, HPA! is determined to make Houston the largest no-kill city in the country.

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#3


CAmp for all

Camp For All is a unique, barrier-free camp that works with 64 other not-for-profit organizations to enrich the lives of children and adults with special needs and challenging illnesses and their families throughout the year. Serving approximately 11,000 campers, Camp For All allows everyone, no matter the challenge, a chance to Discover Life.

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#4


hatch youth

Houston’s oldest, currently active, social group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth.

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#5
bo’s place

Bo’s Place provides grief support for children, families and adults who have experienced the death of a loved one.

 
 
 
 

And now, a few words from our badass founder…

 



Why I Created a Giving Back Fitness Community

As a child, I grew up listening to my father’s stories of real hardship. My paternal grandmother passed away from ovarian cancer when my dad was only 6 years old. My father and his 3 siblings were placed from family member to family member to eventually foster care until one day my father gathered his siblings and ran away. As children, they had no one to turn to, so a wild field became their home. My father built a fort in the middle of that field for him and his siblings and for a while survived off random berries and handouts from strangers. 

As I grew up, my father continued to share his stories with me. I remember with each story, always being heartbroken by the fact that my father, who is a remarkable man, had gone through such sadness and hardship in his life. I promised myself that it would be my life’s mission that others (men, women and children) do not go have to go through traumas or hardships alone. From as far back as I can remember, I knew my life’s meaning was to give back to those who need it the most, specifically the ones that get overlooked in their cry for help. I started volunteering anywhere I could help as a child into adulthood. 

Four years ago, when I found the Lagree Method, I saw how the Megaformer can transform one’s self-confidence and strength in a very short amount of time. I realized then that I had found my way to help make a difference in the world – integrating fitness with giving back to the overlooked charities.

FORM practices Lagree powered by philanthropy. $5 of every class you take will go back to a local charity. With each class you take, not only are you improving yourself, you’re helping your community as well.

—Shantelle Jackson,
Founder & Chief Enthusiasm Officer

 
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