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Local Portland Fitness Center Raises Funds for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Aid

Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 30, 2013

When owner and operator of the Portland fitness center called Fit Body Boot Camp, Emily Johnson, saw reports on how devastating the damage was from Typhoon Haiyan, she felt compelled to do her part to help raise funds for UNICEF’s Emergency Response effort and disaster relief.

She explains, “The tragedy in the Philippines is heartbreaking and it's difficult to comprehend what they must be going through. Part of my mission as a small business owner is to give back in meaningful ways and what could be more meaningful than donating money that literally saves lives. I'm thrilled that in the course of only one week we were able to raise a total of $640 ($320 and then our match) to help with the relief, rescue, and recovery efforts.”

Johnson was able to raise funds for UNICEF’s Emergency Response effort by holding two fitness challenges at her Portland Fit Body Boot Camp. Participants could choose between a 14-Day Fat Furnace (if they were not already members of the boot camp) for a $67 donation or a one day “Bootcamp Relief” workout for a minimum donation of $10. After collecting $320, Portland Fit Body Boot Camp matched the total raised by their boot camp members and donated a grand total of $640 to UNICEF’s disaster relief efforts.

Being a fitness professional for almost 10 years, Johnson admits that it was an easy choice to bridge her fitness business and her fundraising efforts together because they both serve to make people feel better.

She says, “We want to help people live better, more remarkable lives and truly believe that by helping them make meaningful progress with their fitness goals, they will be able to conquer goals and make improvements in all other areas of their lives. We get people pretty phenomenal results too.”

Located at 3228 SE 21st Avenue, Portland, OR 97202, Fit Body Boot Camp is open five days a week and holds sessions Monday through Friday (excluding Wednesdays) at 6am, 7am, 8am, 9am, and on Saturday at 7 am, 8 am.

About Portland Fit Body Boot Camp
Portland Fit Body Boot Camp is part of the family of Fit Body Boot Camp fitness boot camp franchises. The Portland gym is owned and operated by local fitness expert Emily Johnson. Being in a fitness professional for almost 10 years, first as a Yoga instructor then as a personal trainer, Johnson holds certifications through ACE, MovNat, and Training for Warriors. She has also completed the Wisdom Yoga Teacher Training and Ana Forrest's Yoga Teacher Training. For more information about Fit Body Boot Camp Portland, please visit or call (971) 266-3222.

About Fit Body Boot Camp
Established in 2009, Fit Body Boot Camp is changing the way fitness franchises operate by mentoring successful franchise owners. By helping them to cultivate, develop, and foster long-lasting and loyal relationships with their clients, Fit Body Boot Camp ensures that they are passionate in who they are and what they do. As one of the fastest growing global brands in the group fitness and personal training industry, Fit Body Boot Camp’s Global Goal is to expose and engage 20% of the world’s population in a more active lifestyle 2020. For more information on the Fit Body Boot Camp fitness franchise, please visit

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