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Dartmouth Total Fitness to Host Memorial Day Weekend Open House and Fundraiser for Wounded Warrior Project™

Dartmouth Total Fitness will be holding an open house and fundraiser for Wounded Warrior Project™ Memorial Day weekend. Activities inlcude Charity Boot Camp, Plank Off! Contest, Cookout and all group exercise classes will be available for free to the public all weekend.

Dartmouth, MA, May 14, 2014 --( Total Fitness Clubs (TFC) announced today they will be holding an open house and fundraiser in support of the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) at their Dartmouth, MA location, Dartmouth Total Fitness (DTF), Memorial Day weekend. 100% of the proceeds from the Fundraiser will be donated to the WWP, and will support a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families.

The Fundraiser will include a Charity Boot Camp for WWP, a Plank Off! Contest followed by a Cookout on Saturday, May 24th starting at 10AM. During this open house weekend, the regular facility and group exercise classes will be available for free to the public all weekend.

Over 47,000 servicemen and women have been injured in the recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment. WWP’s 18 programs and services are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement.

***Fundraiser Schedule - Saturday, May 24:***

- 10AM Charity Bootcamp – suggested donation $10.
Run by DTF Personal Trainers Stacia & Erica who will each raffle off a package of three ½ hour Personal Training Sessions.

- 11:15 Plank Off1
Prizes will be given to the the top 3 competitors (1 therapeutic massage with Carrie Gippo, $100 of Paleo Naturals product and a T-Shirt and discount offer from Olympia Sports).

- 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Cookout provided by Paleo Naturals. $50 to Paleo Foods will be raffled off to one of the attendees of the Cookout.

Those wishing to participate in the Charity Boot Camp and Plank Off! may sign up at the Dartmouth Total Fitness front desk or via their facebook page

They have a goal of raising $1,000 and will be accepting cash/check donations all weekend for the WWP. Online donations are accepted here

“We all know someone that has served, or is currently serving, our country and the DTF community is really motivated for the cause Wounded Warrior Project, as well as for their personal health and fitness.” -Dave Parker, Manager.

DTF would like to thank the following:

- The members of the United States Armed Services, past and present.
- Personal trainers Stacia Abdow, Erica Morency and Massage Therapist Carrie Gippo for donating their time to the event and for providing the prizes of personal training sessions and a 1-hour massage.
- Paleo Naturals out of New Bedford, MA who made the Cookout possible by managing the grills and for providing cookout favorites like pulled pork, burgers and chili. And for providing a Plank Off! prize.
- Olympia Sports for providing T Shirt and discount offer as a Plank Off! prize.

About Wounded Warrior Project TM
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit

About Total Fitness:
Total Fitness Clubs is a private, employee-owned fitness company headquartered in Swansea, MA. TFC has created a network of gyms that offers one low price for access to four local health clubs in Bristol, RI, Swansea, MA, Seekonk, MA and Dartmouth, MA. TFC warmly welcomes people from all walks of life, regardless of shape, size or ability. TFC’s philosophy of “Total Fitness” incorporates weight training, cardiovascular health, nutritional health, rehabilitation, stress management and mindfulness through yoga and Pilates. To learn more visit
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