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Abbotsford’s Innovative Fitness Raising Money For Starfish Pack Program

It’s the one time of the year at Innovative Fitness that clients run the show.

The annual Train the Trainer event returns after hours to the Abbotsford location and all the other IF studios across BC on November 25th.

Clients are encouraged to direct their trainers in ridiculously challenging fitness routines, ranging from exorbitant amounts of burpees to long, weighted wall sits and any other creative yet human fitness task in between.

A fee of $100 per 10-minute slot is needed to offset the potential suffering on coaches.

Money donated in Abbotsford will go towards the Starfish Pack program. That program began in Abbotsford in 2013 and in subsequent years has expanded to more than 24 cities across the province and Whatcom County.

The Starfish Pack program provides local students with a backpack of kid-friendly meals that include two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and snacks. The school district, principals, teachers and child care workers help identify students who would benefit from the program, and identities of those who use it are not shared to protect the child’s privacy.

More than 500 backpacks are regularly delivered to 42 elementary, middle and high schools across Abbotsford.

The Train the Trainer event raised more than $134,000 for local charities across the province in 2021 and organizers said they hope to increase that amount for 2022.

“So much of our lives have come to a standstill in 2020, including this important Innovative Fitness initiative to give back in a meaningful way,” said IF President Curtis Christopherson. “When we brought back Train the Trainer last November, our customers and trainers really showed up for the community at large.”

Last year, IF Abbotsford raised $20,000 for the Abbotsford Food Bank and $10,000 for Health in Motion Africa.

IF Abbotsford is located at Unit 103 34609 Delair Rd. For more information, visit innovativefitness.com/location/abbotsford-personal-training.

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