Are you a fitness fanatic that cares about their community? Good health and compassion go hand-in-hand; ergo, there are ways you can turn fitness and exercise into a charitable community endeavor. Read on for ideas on how to inspire the beloved members of your community to take their health seriously.
Fund a Fitness Center for Community Residents, Or Set Up Fitness Classes at the Local Church or Reception Hall
Some communities don’t have a focus on health or fitness because they lack the basic resources. Get to know your neighbors and attempt to set up a fund that allows community residents to donate towards a fitness center. You could also host fitness classes at a local church or reception hall for community residents that would like to know what your health mission is all about before they commit to donating towards a fitness-specific center.
Earn a Degree in Fitness to Gain Knowledge of Heath for the Benefit of Yourself and Your Neighbors
People trust others that know what they are talking about and can prove it. To gain recognition and reputation among your community residents, earn a degree in fitness and nutrition to put your proverbial money where your mouth is. You could even take an online drug and alcohol course to better understand bad habits in hope of helping others change from negative addictions to lifelong health and fitness goals.
When you gain notable, evident knowledge on a subject, you are capable of sharing advice and getting more people involved because they can better trust your professional judgement.
Host Food Drives and Potlucks with Healthy Alternatives to Delicious Family Favorites, like Southern Comfort Foods
Show your community how to eat in a healthy way with delicious, health-conscious alternatives to their classic comfort foods. For instance, instead of macaroni and cheese, demonstrate at a pot luck or food drive how a healthy alternative could be cauliflower rice and cheese. Just as yummy but not so many junky carbs or calories.
Gather Donations for a Public Playground and Park for Kids and Adults in Your Community
If a fitness center is out of your budget, ask community residents to consider donating to open a public playground and fitness park instead. Get with a local contractor to draw up ideas, then hold a community meeting at your local elementary school gym to discuss the benefits of having a park where kids, families, and everyone else can go, workout, and have fun.