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9/3/05 11:36 PM
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Edited: 06-Sep-05 03:03 PM
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Fitness leaders and organizations from around the world have banded together for increasing public awareness of and financial aid to the victims of the Katrina crisis. Together as a fitness community, we have the opportunity to raise up to hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Katrina relief. 100% of the proceeds will go directly through them and 100% directly to the Katrina victims. We named this event FITNESS AID because as a physical culture community need to redefine what it means to be fit. What are we 'fit' FOR? Fit-ness is our ability to take effective and expedient action. What more dire circumstances could EVER require our action? What more crucial could we be "fit" for??? PLEDGE YOUR SWEAT Challenge Competition Contested Worldwide - October 14, 2005 You do not need to attend the FitnessAid.org seminar to participate in the Pledge Your Sweat Challenge!!! All you need is a partner to count your repetitions and time you, and of course, pledges. Fitness Organizations, Fitness Gyms, Health Clubs, Yoga/Pilates Studios, Martial Art Schools, Competition Gyms, Sports Clubs, Law Enforcement Agencies, Fire / Paramedic Departments, or any other organization may enter the PLEDGE YOUR SWEAT Fund Drive. You and/or your team will be displayed on the FITNESS AID website as a contributing sponsor, and be listed in the event flyer. If you intend to participate, download the:  ENTRY APPLICATION (Broadband), or Entry Application (Dial-up)  PLEDGE SHEET (Broadband), or Pledge Sheet (Dial-up). If you cannot read these files, download your free Acrobat reader. If you are experiencing problems viewing this file, open your Acrobat reader first. Read, sign and mail the Entry Application immediately to RMAX International FitnessAid.org Red Cross Fund Drive, PO BOX 5981, Bellingham, WA 98227. Keep the Pledge Sheet, collect pledges, contest the event on October 14th, collect your donations, and submit them to the same address above by October 20th. Make all checks payable to the American Red Cross - Katrina Relief Fund. On Friday, October 14th, around the world, the PLEDGE YOUR SWEAT Fund Drive will be contested on the "honor system" (have a partner time you and record your repetitions). The contest involves: 32 sets of basic calisthenics: The First 8 Sets are of Pull-ups. The Second 8 Sets are Push-ups. The Third 8 Sets are Sit-ups. The Fourth 8 Sets are Squats. Each set will last 20 seconds. All repetitions must be completed within those 20 seconds. Following there will be a 10 second rest. Immediately after the 10 second rest, the next 20 second set begins. 20 seconds rest / 10 seconds rest (called the Tabata Protocol, and the above brilliant program developed by Greg Glassman of Crossfit.com, who is being invited to be an honored guest at the fund drive). In other words, the entire event will be contested in exactly 16 minutes. The total number of repetitions of all events will be tallied. Between now and October 14th, contestants will collect pledges of X number of dollars/cents per repetition. By October 20th, please collect all of your pledge donations and have it postmarked by midnight. Even if you cannot do even one repetition of one event, and only one repetitions of other events, every single dollar helps!!! It's not about winning, but DONATING your sweat to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Please make all checks payable to AMERICAN RED CROSS - Katrina Relief Fund. DO NOT SEND CASH!!! Pledges must be sent to: RMAX International FitnessAid.org Red Cross Fund Drive PO BOX 5981 Bellingham, WA 98227-5981 PRIZE DONATIONS The individual who collects the greatest number of pledge money will receive a Clubbell® Pro Gym from RMAX International. (This prize may grow as other organizations are donating prizes.) FitnessAid.org Charity Seminar Western Washington University, October 15th, 2005 In addition to the worldwide fitness pledge drive of PLEDGE YOUR SWEAT, we are organizing a day long schedule of fitness workshops at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham, WA USA on Saturday, October 15th, 2005. Based upon prior events of this kind that we can generate up to a 1,000 participants. The fund drive has rapidly spiraled larger than initially hoped. Major corporate contributors are extending their philanthropic aid to this now collaborative event. Local as well as national news coverage may swell the attendance above the projected. FitnessAid.org is VERY open to additional strategic alliances with the exclusive goal of raising more relief funds for Katrina victims. If you can't think of any other way to contribute, please contact Scott Sonnon (sonnon@RMAX.tv), if you or any of the people in your organization wish to attend to show your support and have a fit fun time in all of the workshops from bodyweight calisthenics, Clubbell® training, yoga, kettlebell training, Prasara Body-Flow, Olympic weightlifting, and so on. RMAXi has donated a free FitnessAid.org PLEDGE YOUR SWEAT forum to discuss any issues or ask any questions at www.circularstrengthmag.com/forum. How can you help if you can't show up, or compete? SPREAD THE WORD! Put the call out to any Instructors or Athletes who would like to make arrangements to be present, help out, participate or merely show support. PLEASE spread this on every forum and bulletin board that you know of! If there are any instructors from your organization interested in volunteering to present at FITNESS AID, please ask them to email Sonnon@RMAX.tv God Bless you for your efforts! List of Participating Teams RMAX International www.RMAX.tv Blauer Tactical Systems www.tonyblauer.com Scrapper Athletics www.trainforstrength.com Progressive Groundfighting Concepts www.groundfight.com Eastern Arts Online Magazine www.uechi-ryu.com Straight Blast Gym International www.straightblastgym.com One Dragon Gym www.onedragon.com Scientific Wrestling Research Group www.scientificwrestling.com Crossfit London Group crossfitlondon.blogspot.com Fitboot Professional Training Group www.fitboot.com ModCom MMA Team www.moderncombatives.com Raw Perfection Ltd. www.aggressivehealth.co.uk Warrior Force www.rossboxing.com Tactical Strength Challenge www.the-tsc.com
9/4/05 7:20 AM
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Luis Gutierrez
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Edited: 04-Sep-05
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Scott, Thank you much. I will make sure this heads out throughout our org. -Luis www.onedragon.com www,straightblastgym.com
9/4/05 10:11 AM
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Sonnon
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Thank you, Luis! I'll place SBGi and OneDragon on the benefactors list. I look forward to the SBGi guys and gals smokin the reps out! Scott
9/5/05 2:02 PM
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Matt Thornton
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No worries Scott, glad to help.
9/5/05 9:01 PM
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Thank you, Matt! In answer to emails: You do not need to attend the FitnessAid.org seminar to participate in the Pledge Your Sweat Challenge!!! All you need is a partner to count your repetitions and time you, and of course, pledges.

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