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Operation Christmas Child!

Operation Christmas Child!

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In the second event in our series of Community Connections we go global!

In partnership with Samaritan’s Purse we will be collecting items for the Operation Christmas Child program.

Each week we will be collecting items to pack the 100 Shoeboxes we have! These will be for boys and girls ages 4-8.

Week One – Toys
Week Two – Collection Health
Week Three – School Items
Week Four – Cards and Games

Make sure to check out our Facebook Event page! Click here for more details!
As a community I know we can affect great change not only within Central Alberta but the world!


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Community Connections – November 3rd, 2015

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Over the next year One to 1 Fitness will be launching a series of events to promote health, fitness, and well-being. We believe that it is important to establish strong and healthy communities and that we all have a responsibility in that venture. Our Community Connection events are a way for our membership and community to get involved and help us move forward in our commitment to enhance health lifestyles.

Our first event in the series will be on November 3rd, 2015. We are inviting clients and their families, and friends for a night of fun, learning, and inspiration. We will have a number of vendors with a healthy lifestyle in mind geared to helping YOU!

Some of the Community Participants:
Pure Earth
Avena Originals
Maple Tree Gluten Free Bakery
Shaper Images
Athletic Therapy – Josh Calderon
Displays from Sugar Shocker and Dogs with Wings
Young Living
and many more!

We are also lucky enough to have our client Tammy Cunnington coming to speak to us that evening. Tammy has recently competed on the International Stage through the Para Olympics and has a story that will be sure to inspire you 🙂

If you know anyone that wants to find new ways to get healthier, that enjoy learning and having fun, meeting new people, and just getting out of the house… This event is for you 🙂


Paws on the Pavement - Charity Dog Walk!

Paws on the Pavement – Charity Dog Walk!

I have an exciting event that I hope to see you at! But first


Do you love animals?

Are you fur baby friendly?

Well, we’ve got a pretty fun time planned for you! Since we are a fitness and wellness studio we have combined funand fitness to make for a good time 🙂

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On Saturday, September 12th at 11:30am we are hitting the trails to get some cardio in with our babies.. dont worry it will be around a 30 minute walk! We are supporting Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Foundation to help these awesome people to keep doing what they are doing to help those dogs in need.

We are hoping that people can register in advance and with a minimum of a $25 donation that will include joining the walk, getting your Post Workout Doggie Snack (provided by our awesome sponsors) and your BBQ lunch. Registration will open at 11am that morning if you didn’t get a chance to sign up in advance!

Furthermore, we will be having Hot Diggity Dogs there to have a short performance at 12:30pm where they get to show off what their rescued animals can do!

Also if you don’t have a dog to walk, no problem! We will be arranging for some awesome rescue dogs to join the fun too!

You can also try out our Fit Body Boot Camp program that day for a small donation to the Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Foundation. We have three sessions that you will be able to enjoy at 9, 9:45, and 10:30am​. ​

Please be sure to keep your companions on a leash at all times. We want to make sure everyone has a great time 🙂

If you have any questions check out our Facebook event here or call the studio at 403 341 4041

Hopefully we get to see you there paws and all 😉

Take care,
Samantha


2015 Train-a-thon a Massive Success! Over $30,000 raised to date!

2015 Train-a-thon a Massive Success! Over $30,000 raised to date!

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“2015 Train-a-Thon for charity a massive success,” says Pat Kerr, Co-Owner of One-to-1 FitnessTrain 1

Well…another long 24 hours has come and gone and One to 1 Fitness is honoured to have been able to do our small part in helping make our community just a little bit better and a little more fit.

June 5th (through June 6th) saw us host our 3rd annual 24 hour Train-a-thon for charity, this year in support of the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program…a nationally based organization that helps children in financial need participate in sports. The program, represented by names such as Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks, supports activities including hockey, swimming, soccer, baseball, karate, ballet and gymnastics and has assisted almost 1 million children since its inception.

3 AM Zumba anyone?

2 AM Zumba anyone?

So……how does this crazy day work? For a full 24 hours, all trainers on staff donate their time in half-hour time slots. Members and non-members are invited to make a minimum donation in order to “purchase” a training session with a trainer. Being one hundred percent charity based, all proceeds go directly to the cause…even food, coffee and other forms of sustenance that are scientifically engineered to fuel hard working bodies for 24 hours (insert shameless plug for Tim Horton’s donuts here!) are all donated by clients, families and friends. Local businesses even participate by donating items that get put up for auction.Train 2

The event (which has now seen One to 1 Fitness raise over $30,000 for charity over the last 3 years,) has consistently grown in new and exciting ways every year, with participants getting more and more creative on how they can help, how they can keep the day fun and light and how to keep their trainers awake all night, (including a 2A.M. Zumba Dance class!

The day brings a unique sense of community…families come and participate together, games are played, and the trainers are pushed to complete tasks of physical fitness. The air is light and fun. Our resident photographer captures sweaty smiles, high fives, hugs and celebrated friendships. But most of all, he captures a community. He captures hundreds of people coming together to support the greater cause. A family, working together to do good by others. He captures what is, One to 1 Fitness.

A very big thank you to all of our sponsors, partners and contributors:

Target Safety    Tim Horton’s    Paul Howard Photography    Sky Wings Aviation    Nossack Meats    Dairy Queen    Ultimate Physique   The Float Shack    To The Lost    Utopia Hair Studio    Sugar Free and More    Wicked    Body Basics    Sharper Image    Sacha Warder – RMP    True Movement Pilates    Journey to Wellness    R.A.W. Kinesis    Young Living,

 

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April – 2015 Well it’s that time of year again!

It’s our annual charity Train-a-thon!!

(Click here to learn about our past Train-a-Thons for Charity!)

Here at One to 1 Fitness and Red Deer FBBC we love to support getting kids active and loving life! So it’s our mission at this years’ TRAINATHON to do just that 🙂

This year we are supporting the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program that gives the gift of sport to kids and parents that can’t afford to enroll their kids in organized sports.

We are opening our doors and schedules on FRIDAY JUNE 5TH @ 6AM TOSATURDAY JUNE 6TH @ 6AM for all of you to book in! You can pledge to workout, talk nutrition, get help with injuries, hang out, eat, chat, play cards and anything that you and your trainer would like to do with your pledged time!

We ask for a minimum of a $20 donation per half hour time slot to donate to THE CANADIAN TIRE JUMPSTART PROGRAM 🙂 Help us reach our goal of $15,000! Bring your friends and family because there will be plenty of things to do that day for you and the kids. We also have silent auction items and 50/50 tickets for an awesome gift basket from your local Red Deer businesses.

Keep in mind a couple things…If you have a normal training spot please confirm with your trainer you would like to donate to keep it 🙂 Also bootcamp schedule stays the same for Friday but the Saturday 9am – 11am bootcamps will be cancelled. We will definitely need to catch up on our sleep 😉

Call 403 341 4041 to book in or contact your favourite trainer to secure a spot in their schedule 🙂 We are accepting Cash or Cheque and if you would like to use a Credit Card you can visit this link- https://secure.ctjumpstart.ca/registrant/donate.as… Canadian Tire Jump Start is working with us to give out tax receipts through all forms of donations.

Please help us make a difference in the lives of the kids in our community by making fitness a fun and beneficial part of their lives.


Drop in Boot Camps To Help Fight Breast Cancer

Drop in Boot Camps To Help Fight Breast Cancer

FBBC2During the month of October we opened up our FBBC program to its first, and only, drop in promotion in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. We were able to bring in over 24 new guests in support of this great cause and donated $240 through this promotion. At One to 1 Fitness/Red Deer Fit Body Boot Camp we are always looking for fun initiatives to help a great cause like this!


FREE Personal Training on May 30, 2014 the 2nd "Train-a-thon for Charity"

FREE Personal Training on May 30, 2014 the 2nd “Train-a-thon for Charity”

And it’s all FREE (though we hope you’ll make a small donation to support our fundraising project for Camp Quality.)

That’s right everyone is welcome and we hope you’ll come see us. On May  30,2014 One-to-1 Fitness is hosting our second Train-a-Thon in celebration of our 7 Year Anniversary and with all proceeds of the day going to Camp Quality, Sylvan Lake. Find out what happened last time and the full details of the day below.

June 2012 – Train-a-thon raises nearly $10,000 in 24 hours for Camp Quality!

What a massive success! Nearly 400 workouts completed in 24 hours and just pennies short of $10,000 raised for Camp Quality! To learn more about this great project visit: http://www.campquality.com

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One-to-1 Fitness was so excited about the success of the first ever Train-a-Thon in support of Camp Quality at Sylvan, Lake.

Camp Quality is a non-profit, volunteer organization that, in addition to a signature week-long camping experience, provides year-round support for children with cancer (receiving treatment or in remission) and their families.

The program provides children with the opportunity to try both new and familiar activities make new friends and gain memories that will last forever!

As trainers, coaches, and Red Deerians we acknowledge our responsibility to try to give back to our great community and contribute to the many wonderful charitable programs it offers.

In the spirit of One-to-1 we believe whenever possible doing so should involve our unique skills, be fun, and enhance our relationships with our clients, supporters and each other.

So what started as a semi-serious comment from one of our team members (let’s just call him Josh 1.0) became this crazy idea, and what a wild ride it was!

We’re proud, excited and a little nervous to announce our second ever Train-a-Thon to occur Friday, May 30, 2014 from 6:00AM to Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 6:00 AM.

There’s no obligation to make a donation, please come and be part of the spirit but the suggested donations are a minimum of $20 per half hour or $30 per hour. Each trainer will be diligently working to fill their entire schedule to earn the title of “24hour Red Eye Supertrainer.”

Who can participate?

Anyone! You don’t need to be a client of One-to-1 Fitness to participate. We’re happy to offer anyone access to our services during the train-a-thon both to help them and provide support for this great cause.

We can provide:

  • One-on-one, semi-private or group personal training sessions.
  • Boot camps at our regular times or custom and private boot camps for teams, groups, and organization.
  • Customized meal plans and nutritional coaching sessions.
  • Private seminars and workshops.
  • Card games, sumo wrestling and more!
  • We’re personal trainers we can do pretty much anything!

How serious will the workouts be? (Especially at 3:00 AM
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The goal of the Train-a-Thon is to utilize our unique skills to help others, so our training sessions will be as serious as you want them to be (or maybe not so serious at 3:00 AM.) Watch for special games, prizes and activities, a number of our crew may be sporting
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uniforms, coffee is likely to be a given and fun is a must.

Support this great cause, have fun, learn about nutrition, fitness, weight loss, and why anyone who works at One-to-1 is just a little unusual.

For more information or to book your timeslots just give us a call at 403-341-4041 or email through our contact form, watch for more and update details on our website and Facebook. All you’ll need is loose clothes, a pair of shoes, to sign a waiver, and just be prepared to learn and have fun!

We’re also looking for corporate sponsors (and it won’t affect you’re marketing or charitable contributions budget.)

We’re not asking for your money
just your people.

We know that to reach our goal of $10,000 and 500 hundred workouts in 24 hours we’re going to need a lot of people.

We’re looking for businesses that are willing to rally their troops for a fun, unique and rewarding experience.

The only obligation we want from you in exchange for name mentions and branding in our media campaign is to promote this event specifically to your employees and encourage them to book into our training spots.

If you are willing to promote the event publicly to your customers we will be even more grateful as it will greatly help us ensure we reach our targets. We understand though the constant bombardment for participation that forces us all to make decisions about what we can support and what we can’t, therefore this is not a hard expectation.

If you would be so willing we would also graciously accept 2 gifts in kind, these gifts will be used for acknowledgement to volunteers for their support and for prizes for our die-hard participants to also acknowledge their support. Our preferred volunteer gifts would be an enhancement to their donations but that is only a suggestion. Again as we fully understand the cost implications of contributing to so many things these contributions are not a hard demand.

In summary all we ask in exchange for direct media exposure is that you rally those within your circle of influence to help us reach an audience big enough to raise $10,000 or more by way of 500 or more workouts in 24 hours for a great cause.

All corporate sponsors will also receive an individual feature in our electronic newsletter that reaches more than 4000 local individuals as well as publicity on our website, Facebook page and twitter channel that reaches thousands more per month.

Thank you so much for your support, please call Samantha at (403) 341-4041 or email us through our contact form if you’d like to support our Train-a-Thon for charity.


Over $3000, 2 Trailers of Household Items and Hundreds of man hours for High River!

Over $3000, 2 Trailers of Household Items and Hundreds of man hours for High River!

 

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UPDATE: August 2013

You know you just pray that if the worst should ever happen that someone might be there to help you out, this became a grim reality in southern Alberta this year. Our mission is wrapped up in ambition to help those in need any way we can. Our whole team wants to graciously thank our clients and our community for their generous contributions of money, items and time to help those met with strife begin to rebuild.

A small dent by a small group but then it all counts, in the end more than $3000, 2 jam packed trailers of household items and hundred of man hours were donated to clean up, thank you to everyone for your kindness and generosity.


 

After being there we now understand just how great the need is first hand, we’re even more committed to do for others that which we pray someone might do for us if the situation were reversed.

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We’re still accepting household items to be transported to High River (we hope the end of this week) and until the end of July we’re going to continue to fund raise for the High River Relief Fund. For every $50 donation made at One-to-1 / Red Deer Fit Body Boot Camp from now until July 31, 2013 we’ll be issuing a certificate for a free month of Fit Body Boot Camp (may not be applied to existing programs sorry) additionally we’ll be donating 50% if the first month of any new Fit Body Boot Camp programs setup in July.

We’ve already raised over $2000, thousands more in household items and contributed over 200 man hours last Friday and believe we can do so much more. See the full press release details below.

Red Deer Personal Training Center to Donate a Portion of Revenue from Those Who Join Fit Body Boot Camp to Support Flood Relief Efforts in Southern Alberta

 

In an effort to support the community, Red Deer Fit Body Boot Camp owner, Cabel McElderry and business partner, Pat Kerr, have decided to launch a flood relief campaign to help those devastated by the recent floods in southern Alberta.
When Red Deer Fit Body Boot Camp owner, Cabel McElderry and business partner, Pat Kerr, saw the flooding unfold in southern Alberta they knew they had to get involved.

Kerr explains, “As flooded communities try to piece their lives back together, my team and I have decided to launch a support project in order to assist those devastated by Mother Nature.”

McElderry and Kerr’s flood relief efforts include donating 50% of the first month’s revenue from any new member who joins the Red Deer Fit Body Boot Camp to organizations involved in providing relief for flood victims, as well as turning the fitness center, One-to-1 Fitness (also owned and operated by McElderry) into a donation collection site, where they have already collected over $2,000 in donations from the community and thousands in essential household items. Also, a gift certificate for one month of Fit Body Boot Camp will be given to every person who donates $50 to One-to-1 Fitness’ flood relief efforts.

McElderry says, “Our public mission is to change 10,000 lives by 2015, we’ll continue to do that any way we can. I’ve always felt it’s important to do for others what you pray someone might do for you if the situation were ever reversed”

The Fit Body Boot Camp Red Deer owners have also organized a day to help the High River community, who have been particularly devastated by the floods, clean up and removed debris from neighborhoods and surrounding areas. On July 5th, 19 volunteers gathered at McElderry and Kerr’s One-to-1 Fitness center and made their way to the High River community and spent over 200 man-hours cleaning and removing trash, making the area safer for residents to return to and rebuild.

Kerr says of the tragedy, “Being in High River brings the severity of this disaster into new light. You truly can’t appreciate just how bad it is or what these people are facing until you stand inside their completely destroyed home. When you see someone with glazed eyes tending to their demolished lawn rather than beginning to strip their soggy, moldy basement, you get a chilling sense of just how much pain they are feeling. We don’t want this issue to get old and fade as there’s a higher need than many may realize.”

 


One-to-1 Flood Relief Effort more than $2000 and thousands more in household items raised so far...

One-to-1 Flood Relief Effort more than $2000 and thousands more in household items raised so far…

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UPDATE July 8, 2013: More than $2000 between book downloads and contributions from our amazing clients, friends and colleagues and thousands of more dollars of household items have been dropped off! You all are so awesome!

After being their we see how great the need really is and we’re committed to do much more including some big perks until the end of July 31, 2013. Learn more here.

Either click the image above or here to download our free cookbook and we’ll donate $1 to the relief for each download until July 5, 2013.

As flooded communities try to piece their lives back together, we have decided to launch a support project in order to assist those devastated by mother nature.

We are opening One to 1 Fitness as a drop-off centre for those wishing to donate supplies and necessities for families that have been affected by the flooding in High River. All donations are appreciated, but please remember, families will need everything from basic supplies like toilet paper, soap, tooth brushes and tooth paste, baby diapers and wipes, socks, underwear, clothes, as well as non-perishable food (many people still don’t have power,) water, cleaners, kids toys etc. Anything else that is required to make it possible to get through day to day will be accepted – just think of all the things that fill your kitchen drawers, your pantry, your closets, your bathroom vanities – these are all things that people have lost. Brooms, mops, pots, pans, utensils, shampoo, dish soap, etc. (UPDATE: Some have inquired about monetary donations, these will also be accepted and added to the download donation pool to be submitted July 5, 2013 as well.)

Also, we are planning a day to go down to High River and help clean up and re-organize a senior living complex, as these people are the least able and require the most help and assistance. As this takes some planning and organizing, we are aiming for a day next week – if you are able and would like to help, please comment here and we will solidify a day and co-op on transportation. (Tentatively we’re trying to organize for Friday July 5, 2013) more details may be available here as Pat is working to lead the organization of these efforts: https://www.facebook.com/patkerr

Thank you all so much in advance……

UPDATE: July 2nd, 2013

Hey everybody
quick update for the High River Flood Relief


We are a go for Friday July 5th and plan to be leaving in 2 waves. I (Pat) will be heading out with a team at 6am and a second wave for anyone who can’t leave work, get sitters for kids, etc will leave Red Deer around 1PM. We will be leaving from One to 1 Fitness: C3, 5580-45 Street, in the Cronquist Business Park. I have no idea what time we will return
there are a few people that are unable to get out of previous commitments for Friday night who will be returning early. For everyone else, physically, mentally and emotionally, an 8 or 10 hour day of service could be enough, so we will tentatively say we will work from 8:30 or 9 until 5 or 6? This would put us back in Red Deer around 8 or 9 depending on stops for food etc. We will be down there will multiple vehicles though, so we will have the flexibility for people to take off as needed.

***Again
if you have not already done so, PLEASE make sure your Tetanus shots/boosters are up to date. Expect anything and everything in that water; bacteria, toxins, pollutants, animal feces, dead animals, etc.***

@Dallas Heintz at Western Fiberglass has organized to donate and supply 80 dust masks, 30 pairs of paper coveralls, latex gloves, shovels and cleaning supplies. They are also providing 2 – 2” pumps with hoses, 2 one tonne trucks and a 34 foot gooseneck trailer with a Bobcat. ***For anyone wishing to donate furniture and other large items*** Please bring such items to One to 1 Fitness no later than Thursday afternoon, as we will be loading the trailers for safe overnight storage.

@Fred Sirett at Guest Controls in Lloydminster has organized to donate rain gear, rubber boots, cleaning supplies, food, water and other necessities. ***I will do my best to get a wide assortment of sizes for rain gear and rubber boots, but logistically, it’ll be impossible for everyone to be fit perfectly, so if your boots are a little too tight or your pants are too long (like mine will be for SURE lol) please accept my apologies in advance.

It appears as though we may or may not be able to assist in the area we had previously intended to, as High River is only letting people back into certain areas of town for relief help. Either way, there will be plenty to do.

If you are planning to help and have not already done so, please leave a comment here so that I can get final numbers together for supplies.

Please feel free to message me or call at 4035970847 with questions,

Thank you all so much in advance,

Pat


$2000 Bought 10 TRXs for Innisfail Middle School

innisfail-school1innisfail-school3It truly warms our heart to change lives, and especially when those are young lives.

Our world is a busy, fast paced place, one ruled ever more by technology.

It’s crazy the increased instance in sickness and disease in children and in young adults especially with strong ties and suggestion that this may be largely in part to the increased instance of child obesity and inactivity.

It was a pleasure to drop off 10 brand new TRXs to Ecole Innisfail Middle School to help the students explore a new dynamic of fitness. This was a combined gift from us and  the Red Deer Firefighter’s Children’s Charity.

We’re excited to return this fall and teach the students and staff about the many benefits of suspension training in accordance with our public mission to help change 10,000 local lives by 2015.

Congratulations Ecole Innisfail Middle School and thank you for you efforts to improve young lives by ensuring regular fitness and activity is a part of all young lives.


Walter Gretzky CNIB Golf Classic

Walter Gretzky CNIB Golf Classic

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The Walter Gretzky CNIB Golf Classic has been part of summer in Canada since 1995, when the first-ever event was held in Brantford, Ontario. Today there are seven Walter Gretzky Golf Classic events across Canada. Red Deer is holding theirs on June 19th and June 20th at Riverbend Golf and Recreation area.

Athletes and celebrities come from all across the country to take part. Walter personally attends each one, socializing with participants on the course, attending auction nights, sponsor dinners and donor luncheons, and raising awareness on behalf of CNIB.

Join them for a great day of golf, prizes and fun. Most importantly, you’ll be supporting a fantastic cause: the CNIB-Gretzky tournaments raise an average of $375,000 per year for CNIB’s vital programs and services for Canadians living with vision loss. We have donated an over $300 value gift bag to help them out raise more money.