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Pascack Valley Community Life - 2/8/2018

THE GYM has been a supporter of veterans, and recently members and guests of THE GYM gathered in Montvale and Englewood to honor those who have sacrificed their lives to protect this country. With another successful effort from our community, the fitness center has now raised more than $33,000 since 2014.

Homes for Veterans is a non-profit organization that specially adapts the homes for disabled veterans for free and is based in Harrington Park.

"Homes for Veterans thanks the staff and owners of THE GYM for the amazing fundraiser they had for us. Thanks to the brilliant Mike Dardano of Buzz Potential, this event came together flawlessly. This group effort expresses the attitude of people across the United States on how they feel about our armed forces. It's a big thank you to veterans for their service and sacrifice," said Doug DiPaola, President/CEO, Homes For Veterans.

THE GYM of Montvale held a Push-Up Contest and THE GYM of Englewood had two Bootcamp classes. Lance Cpl. Jonah Eisenstark and Lance Cpl. Kyle Chappell attended and participated in the Push-Up Contest. Both were beneficiaries of previous fundraisers from THE GYM on behalf of Homes For Veterans. Command Sgt, Maj. Leonel Abreu-Moldonado also attended a Bootcamp class in Englewood.

Among the other highlights, former Navy Seal Joseph Masalta, founder and CEO of Veterans Continued Service, did 60 push-ups in one minute to the delight of supporters, competing against the trainers of THE GYM. GYM trainer Blake Ziffer managed to gut out 105 pushups. Eisenstark and Chappell inspired everyone by leaving their wheelchairs, with Eisenstark doing 52 pushups and Chappell coming in at 33 pushups.


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