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Pedro and Connie Ruiz of Vivafit present food their members have collected to Ajuda de mae

Cuide de Si. Cuidando dos Outros Portugal

Realizámos uma parceria com a organização não governamental portuguesa, Ajuda de Mãe, para a recolha de alimentos para famílias de mães adolescentes.

Durante o mês de Abril, quase uma centena de centros Vivafit de todo o país recolheram alimentos resultantes das contribuições das sócias, equipas e mesmo de parceiros locais.
Ao todo, foram recolhidos mais 60 mil artigos designadamente arroz, alimentação infantil, biscoitos, massas e leite UHT, um dos produtos mais essencial e nunca suficiente para fazer face a todas as necessidades.

Estiveram  envolvidas mais de 40 mil mulheres, sócias do Vivafit . Tratou-se da maior recolha alguma vez realizada para a Ajuda de Mãe, uma instituição que conta já com 18 anos de existência.


Pedro and Connie Ruiz of Vivafit present food their members have collected to Ajuda de mae

Take care of yourself by taking care of others Across Portugal

We partnered with Ajuda de Mãe, the Portuguese non-governmental organization to collect food for young mothers and their babies. The project was called ‘Cuide de si, cuidando dos outros’ which means ‘Take care of yourself by taking care of others’. During the whole month of April, the 96 Vivafit gyms all over the country received contributions from its members, staff and local partners gathering more 60,000 items of rice, baby food, cookies, pasta and UHT milk – the most necessary food supplies according to our partner. This social campaign engaged more than 40,000 women in the Vivafit gyms and allowed Ajuda de Mãe to gather the largest food donation in its 18 year of existence. 


Two young happy children dancing on sandy beach

‘The Great Calorie Drive’ Nicaragua

Class participants were encouraged to shake off their calories in Zumba classes worldwide, with Zumba donating the equivalent of the average amount of calories burned per class (750 calories) to the United Nations World Food Programme. So when a participant ‘burns’ the equivalent of a meal, Zumba buys one meal. During the three-month campaign, Zumba Fitness is challenging the world to donate 2.6 billion calories that will equate to 3.5 million meals (based on the typical meal size) toward hunger-relief efforts.

 


Fresh Fitness staff present Danish Red Cross with a cheque for 100,000 Danish Kroner (photo by Jacob Bloch)

Take a shower, build a fresh water well in Africa Across Africa

We charge members three Danish Kroner to take a one-minute shower – that is around $0.50 cents. While our members are enjoying their lovely hot shower, there are other people in the world that have no access to water, so we thought about connecting these two moments together. So now, when one of our members takes a shower, the money they spend goes directly to build a fresh water well in Africa.