Move with Meaning is an exciting one-day event designed to promote healthy active living, while raising awareness and education about domestic violence, and funds for Haven Society.
During this 4-hour Fitness Challenge participants strengthen their body and their community with a 6-instructor master class. We’re thrilled to have some of Nanaimo’s best fitness instructors on board to provide an amazing fitness experience.
Wow. Wow. Wow. What a day!
Thank you to all who attended.
107 AWESOME people.
6 AMAZING instructors.
1 INCREDIBLE cause.
I say it every year but the energy in the room was truly something else. There is something magical that happens when a group of women come together to stand up for a cause they believe passionately about. And when you pair that with a fun day of yoga, sweaty fitness and meditation? Well, you have a pretty special experience. So many people came up to me at the end of the event and remarked that they’d heard it would be an amazing and inspiring day – but it exceeded their wildest expectations.
Together we raised nearly $21,000 for Haven Society!
(that’s not exact because…donations are STILL rolling in!)
A HUGE shout out to the people and businesses that made this event happen!
Our Sweatspiration CREW (aka your amazing instructors):
- Steph from OmTown Yoga
- Gillian Goerzen from Super You
- Fab and Leticia Lethbridge from Casa LOCA Fitness Studio
- Melissa Burke and Danielle Dar Juan from Dance Pl3y
- Serra Stewart from VIBE.
Our Amazing Sponsors:
- Charlie Parker Marketing Systems – RE/MAX of Nanaimo
- Woodgrove Centre
- Power House Living Foods Co.
- Frontrunners Nanaimo-Community
- Alair Homes Nanaimo
- Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre
- Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara
- Live it Up 8km
- Casa LOCA Fitness Studio
- OmTown Yoga Studio
- Vibrant Studios Ltd
- Super You
- Good Life Juice
- Mambo Gourmet Pizza
- Serenity Salon
- Country Grocer
- Courtnie’s Tupperware Nanaimo
- Kickboxing Nanaimo
- Metal Movement
- The Food Genie
Did you know:
1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence or sexual abuse. This stat is not ok. I wish we lived in a time where this wasn’t the case but we do. So we need to stand up. We need to raise awareness. And we need to provide education, tools and support to help those who are impacted – women, children and families. This is exactly why I started Move with Meaning.
- In 2016 we had 50 participants and raised $9,047.45.
- In 2017 we had 100 participants and raised $21,724.25.
- In 2018 we had 107 participants and raised $20,700.00.
In 3 years that’s $51,471.70 raised to support the incredible work of Haven Society.
That support and the community support Haven receives means that this year they were able to help 5000 people through their services and programs. That’s 1000 more than last year. That is what Move with Meaning is all about. Bringing awareness and funds to this important cause – and helping those in need.