San Diego, California (PressExposure) April 23, 2013 -- JJ Brawley, owner of two local fitness boot camp locations, including North Park Fit Body Boot Camp, is hoping that the community will come out in force to help him raise funds for Albert Einstein Academy Charter School. The school is badly in need of equipment for their new fitness program and Brawley is anxious to help.
"Albert Einstein, formerly known as Brooklyn Elementary is my old elementary school and it was a great place to spend my childhood," says Brawley. "Now I have a great life helping others to get fit and stay healthy and I love the idea of helping my old school teach their kids the same thing."
The fundraising effort is part of Brawley's "Calories for Charity" program, which is one of the means that he uses to bring his fitness boot camp and the community together to raise funds for local organizations.
"We try to help local charities and other groups raise funds in ways that incorporate health and fitness," says Brawley.
That will definitely be the focus of this fundraising event, which will be held on the Lower playground at Albert Einstein Academy Charter School on April 30, 2013 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. The school is located at 3035 Ash Street, San Diego, CA, 92102.
"It's going to be an awesome event," Brawley explains. "We'll be putting up a mini obstacle course that's going to be a lot of fun for the whole family. Also, the personal trainers from North Park Fit Body Boot Camp will be on hand to put on a three-hour marathon circuit training workout that will be great for all ages and all fitness levels."
Brawley stresses that people can participate as little or as much as they'd like and as much as they're able. The suggested donation for the event is $20 and includes the circuit training workout. The workouts will begin at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30pm.
"It's so important for kids to learn that fitness is not only essential, but a whole lot of fun", says Brawley. "So many kids today are overweight and get very little exercise. For the first time in our history, children as young as nine years-old are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Albert Einstein Academy is starting an awesome new fitness program for their kids, but they really need some new equipment to do that."
Brawley is excited not only about the event at Albert Einstein, but the possibility of being able to do the same thing for other area schools and youth programs.
"We'd love to do this same type of fundraiser for any of the other local schools or kids' groups," he says. "It's a worthy cause, a lot of fun for us and a great time for the local community."
Brawley hopes he'll see much of that community on the obstacle course April 30th.
For more information about the fundraising event, visit the school's physical education website or call the school at 619-795-1190. More information can also be found by calling North Park Fit Body Boot Camp at 619-800-3480