If you walk into American Iron Gym in Reno, Nevada, you’ll probably expect to find powerlifters training for their next competition. What you might not suspect, however, is that some of these powerlifters are out on supervised parole from a local prison.
For as long as she can remember, Tiffany Bruehl has had a passion for helping others. Since opening her own salon and spa, Tiffany and her like-minded staff at The Hair Loft in Wenatchee, Washington, bring this charitable attitude to her business and community in a range of ways. With a philosophy that even the smallest contribution can have a big impact, these stylists devote their extra time and money to giving back however they can.
The story of FITT-RX begins when two trainers—Jill and Jennifer—bumped into each other while personal training at a gym in their hometown of Elmhurst, Illinois. At the time, they were each bootstrapping their own fitness businesses—Jill a neighborhood boot camp and Jennifer an in-home personal training business. The two soon realized they had both adopted similar training styles that were carefully customized to their clients’ needs, and proved to be popular in their community. As a result of this fateful interaction, they decided to merge their businesses, and so FITT-RX was born.
After serving in the Air Force for eight years and later in the Air National Guard for another eleven years, Cindy Beers was struggling with depression, severe anxiety and PTSD. In order to heal, Cindy turned to yoga. “I didn’t find yoga, yoga found me.”
One of our core values at MINDBODY is environmental consciousness: being aware that it is our responsibility to maintain a healthy planet, to minimize our footprint, and to promote technologies that can help us do so. But it’s about more than just consciousness; we also value taking action and creating real change. Since this is easier said than done, we decided to get some guidance on environmental activism and change from Marc Barasch, founder and director of the Green World Campaign.
At MINDBODY, we’re committed to being environmentally conscious with our business practices. This commitment includes a partnership with the Green World Campaign, one of MINDBODY’s two charity partners.
Off the Mat, Into the World is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the values of yoga to the world at a grassroots level. Founded in 2007, Off the Mat, Into the World (OTM) challenges yoga practitioners to not only be the change, but actively change the world.