Your dollars support thousands of low-income beneficiaries, many of them with special needs.
Robust programming is our priority, working with caregiving agencies and other community partners providing daily fitness classes, specialty training, nutrition counsel, food prep and healthy cooking for low-income recipients.
Fit 4 the Cause serves vulnerable children with our recreation departments and public schools, at-risk teens through after school programs and fragile seniors through hospitals, gyms and assisted living facilities. Our sustainable alliances with Tri-Counties Regional Center and other caregiving agencies helps us reach thousands of young adults with special needs where they enjoy life-changing fitness classes.
We take pride in directly funding physical fitness programs with your donations. A grant from Ventura County Human Services allows us rent free office space at Community Conscience where we live and serve 13 local non-profit organizations. The founder gave up her corporate salary to serve the community with her heart, soul and body. She keeps operating costs low and service provision high, filling the healthcare crisis void with practical solutions.
PROGRAM SERVICE OFFERINGS
Fit 4 The Cause provides diverse exercise and nutrition education programs for low-income communities, many of them with special needs. We serve thousands of beneficiaries including vulnerable children, at-risk teens and fragile seniors in Ventura, Simi Valley, Conejo Valley and the San Fernando Valley. Since we serve predominantly low-income communities where the need is greatest, there is never a fee for our classes or services. All classes are conducted by supportive and expertly trained instructors, some of whom volunteer their time or work at reduced rates. We continue to keep our communities together during the pandemic, offering virtual classes daily. Fit 4 The Cause services include:
Our programs instill a passion for wellness and expand opportunities for primary preventative care that may benefit participants to improve their quality of life for the long term.
BECAUSE OF YOU
Because of You….we brought Zoom powered group fitness classes to our most vulnerable participants immediately after lockdown. This campaign features many of our service recipients who build their quarantined days around our generous class schedule. While keeping safe at home, these fragile groups continue exercising, mitigating social isolation, obesity, depression and compromised immune systems. Thank YOU, for continuing to support our active non-profit organization so we can keep the world moving
WALT & PAM CHANDLER
“At any time during life, but especially during a pandemic, an exercise group not only helps you stay healthy but also offers a very valuable social and emotional outlet. It’s how we can connect with others.”
Walt and Pam are local seniors who have found great value in the programs offered by Fit 4 the Cause. Pam is a California native who graduated from UCLA and became a teacher. She was a runner at a younger age, but eventually needed an ACL replacement. She got involved at a local gym as an alternative to running and eventually found the Silver Sneakers Program and Fit 4 the Cause…
“At a time when I was feeling helpless, online classes helped more than I could begin to say. Cindy and the organization inspire so many.”
Diane lives in NYC and was unable to continue to exercise when stay at home orders began. She cant express how difficult it was to be in New York City at that time. It was the epicenter of Covid 19 and NYC was in lockdown. The streets were deserted. It was emotionally grueling and traumatizing. Training with Fit 4 the Cause allowed Diane to get back into a routine and she has been so grateful. Her Zoom sessions gave her a way to recharge…
“My whole life was being somebody else’s something. Fit 4 the Cause has allowed me not only to be healthier but to be my own something.”
Irene made the decision to move to California and also decided to commit to exercise and weight loss. This eventually led her to meet the Founder and Executive Director of Fit 4 the Cause, Cindy Rakowitz, SCTE (ACE), while exercising in Silver Sneakers at a local gym. The two women formed an immediate bond. Irene eventually began exercising in a Fit 4 the Cause weekly Senior Fitness Group led by Cindy. It was here that she found her reason to be her own “something.” …
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Thank you so very much! Fit 4 the Cause truly enhances our students’ fitness and school experience. They LOVE Zumba!”
“Thank you so very much for the wonderful Zumba classes. You are compassionate and kind to all of your ‘differently abled’ students. Everyone loves your class.”