Anytime Fitness offers free month of membership for food pantry donation
Local gym offers incentive to help others in need this November
Madison, WI (October 29, 2020) – Anytime Fitness of Southern Wisconsin is once again collecting donations for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin to help others in need this season. In exchange for a non-perishable food item, those who donate will receive a free 30-day membership.
Anytime Fitness has collected food for Second Harvest for the past seven years but has added the extra incentive to donate in response to the increased need for food assistance. Pre-pandemic, about 1 in 10 people in southern Wisconsin experienced food insecurity: they didn’t know where they would get their next meal, or watered down their food just to make it stretch another day, or skipped eating dinner so their kids could eat. Now the COVID-19 pandemic has brought that number to 1 in 8 people in Wisconsin facing hunger. Since March 15, Second Harvest has already seen a 56% increase in the amount of food they have distributed this year compared to 2019. Recognizing the significant increase in need for food and knowing the role proper nutrition and exercise play in preventing disease and maintaining a strong immune system, Anytime Fitness owner Andy Gundlach hopes the free 30 day membership will result in more donations and more people adding exercise to their daily routine.
“We know the importance of a consistent workout routine for fighting disease, building strong immune systems, and decreasing stress, which is more crucial now than ever before,” says Gundlach. “That is why we wanted to thank those in our community for donating to our local food bank by offering a free 30-day membership to our gym.” He added, “The safety and health of our members and staff are of utmost importance, so all clubs are strictly adhering to COVID-19 policies and mandates from federal, state, and local authorities. Members can feel safe making healthy happen at our gyms.”
Last year members of Anytime Fitness of Southern Wisconsin collectively donated 3,996 pounds of non-perishable food to Second Harvest and local food banks. Gundlach states, “Helping others in need is good for your health, and my team is here to help members of our community feel their healthiest and happiest. We hope to top that amount this year!”
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin’s mission is to end hunger in southern Wisconsin. Since 1986 Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin has put more than 100 million meals on the tables of those who are facing hunger in southern Wisconsin. More information can be found on their website: https://www.secondharvestmadison.org/.
Donations will be accepted at all 32 Anytime Fitness locations in Southern Wisconsin during the month of November. To find the location nearest you or for more information on Anytime Fitness, please visit www.anytimefitness.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free 30-day memberships will be offered through November 30th.
About Anytime Fitness of Southern Wisconsin
We get the health and fitness industry can be confusing and overwhelming, which is why we offer you a free consultation and free personal training experience to learn how to become healthier. Our trainers have helped thousands of people in Southern Wisconsin get healthier and happier by taking the guess work out of achieving their goals. Don’t change who you are to fit in at a different gym; come to Anytime Fitness and be YOU, healthy and happy.
The safety and health of our members and staff are of utmost importance as we adhere to COVID-19 policies and mandates from federal, state, and local authorities.