LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Aspire Fitness is entering their eighth year of the Sweat4Surgery sweatathon. 26 hours of straight workouts, all raising money to support an organization called Surgery on Sunday.
“The whole principle, and it’s the only one of its kind in the United States of America, is to give people who are underinsured or uninsured the opportunity to have free, routine, outpatient surgery,” said Aspire Fitness owner Josh said. Bowen.
Over the past eight years, Sweat4Surgery has raised more than $325,000. And on Saturday, at the 19th hour of this year’s sweatathon, they had already raised more than $46,000. A new workout class was offered every hour on the hour, for people of all ages.
“It was crazy. It’s like organized chaos,” Bowen said. “We have 15 different fitness brands under one roof. We have all these different disciplines; boxing, yoga, barre, cardio, circuit training, strength training, stretching, whatever the case may be, all under one roof to give the general public a full menu of fitness stuff to choose from. Plus, you’re out here supporting a good cause.”
The sweatathon started at 4pm on Friday and continued until 6pm on Saturday, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to help run the operations.
“You’re working out, you’re doing it for a good cause, you’re raising money, and it’s just a great experience,” said Reagan Leroy, a fitness instructor at Aspire. “I’m so glad I could enjoy it.”
If you didn’t make it to the sweatathon but are still interested in donating to Surgery on Sunday, click here.
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