Funded completely by a specifically directed donation from William H. Powell (our Mentor Of The Year honoree at this year’s Gala), we now provide dance fitness physical education to 225 fourth and fifth grade students at two elementary schools in the Ocean View School District in Oxnard, California. The student populations at these two elementary schools are extremely low income, comprised largely of the children of farm workers and military personnel.

Working under the legal, administrative and operational umbrella of F4TC, several instructors affiliated with “Dancing With Our Future Stars” will be teaching dance fitness physical education to these students three days per week, five hours per day from March 13 through June 12. “DWOFS” is the brainchild of Jewell Powell, one of our long-time volunteer Zumba® instructors at Many Mansions and the wife of the afore-mentioned Bill Powell. Many of you remember her Bachata dance performance at our recent gala.

With this program, not only are we increasing the number of our unduplicated beneficiaries by 225 individuals (now pushing 500 total), we are entering into a substantial business relationship with a public school system. It is this type of relationship and future relationships with other public entities that expand our reach with the many special populations we strive to serve.

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Your donations directly support these programs that provide therapeutic exercise and nutrition education to vulnerable children, at-risk teens and fragile seniors mostly at low-income levels.



Bay Club Thousand Oaks will host a four-event Quadrathalon on Saturday August 12 as a fun and unique way to raise funds for Fit 4 The Cause, which provides exercise therapy and nutrition programs for those who cannot afford gym memberships or attend a gym. Fit 4 The Cause also provides wellness education to those in need, including at-risk children/teens and fragile seniors in various locations.

Limited to the first 60 people who register, the Quadrathalon will begin at 8:00 AM with a one to three mile run (depending on lap/speed preference and obeying rules of the road). At 9:30 AM participants will burn through an indoor one-hour cycling class immediately followed by an hour-long strength-training sweat fest. The grand finale requires the plunge into the club’s Junior Olympic-size pool pushing through 10 lengths of movement. Showers are required before this water-soaked final event. Race participants can find creative strategies to splash their way to the finish.

Participants will refuel at an après-race carb-load festival in the Bay Club parking lot.

People of all fitness levels are welcome and we suggest training and conditioning in preparation for the race. All participants will receive completion medals with special prizes for those wearing superhero-themed athletic wear.

“We call this a race but it isn’t competitive. It’s a fun event with the goal to complete rather than compete,” said Fit 4 The Cause Founder Cindy Rakowitz.

“When the Bay Club Company acquired Spectrum Athletic Clubs in March of 2015 one of our main goals was to give back to the residents of the cities we serve. We are very excited to be able to offer our unique facilities and top fitness professionals such as Donna Connor to support Fit 4 The Cause and the Thousand Oaks community,” said Anastasia Alexander, Area Manager, Bay Club Thousand Oaks.

The $100 registration fee includes race bibs, tanks or tees, the four sporting events and after-party eats. All proceeds will support Fit 4 The Cause programs. Participants can also raise additional funds for Fit 4 The Cause programs via their own easy-to-build webpage provided by the organization.

Lauren C. Smith and Stephanie Marlin, local fitness professionals experienced in running, cycling and swimming events and co-leaders of Tuesday Tribe Training, are excited to co-chair the race. Tuesday Tribe Training is a Conejo Valley-based, 550-member community group providing free outdoor hike-related gatherings for its members. Race participants are welcome to hike, run, walk or jog with Tuesday Tribe Training and can ask to join their private page on Facebook. Race participants can also join the free 8:30 a.m. Saturday community strength class at The Stadium. Swimming and cycling practice opportunities will also be available for pre-event training.

Simultaneously, Fit 4 The Cause and Bay Club Thousand Oaks will launch a Fitness Mentor program where the National Council of Certified Personal Trainers will offer a scholarship to an applicant interested in finding a new career in fitness and seeking their personal trainer certification. Scholarship applications will be reviewed and selected by Fit 4 The Cause and Bay Club Thousand Oaks.

GEAR now available on our website

Proceeds support Fit 4 the Cause Programs

Join us for Diabetes Awareness Indoor Cycling Event at Studio BPM in Agoura Hills

Saturday, May 13th, 12:00-2:00 PM
Pre-registration required, limited to 20 indoor cycles.

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We are now crowd funding to allocate dollars toward our mobile gym. Please assist us with our mission to purchase a van with gym equipment for our growing beneficiaries throughout Southern California by donating here.