• Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Fit 4 The Cause Five-Year Anniversary

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    May 28, 2019
    (AGOURA HILLS, CALIFORNIA) Fit 4 The Cause, a local nonprofit organization which provides therapeutic exercise classes and nutrition education to thousands of low-income recipients including youth, seniors and many individuals with special needs, celebrates its five-year anniversary with a ceremony at Agoura Fitness.
    Hosted by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, the celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place on June 13th at 4:30 p.m. at Agoura Fitness.
    Chamber officials will recognize Agoura Hills resident Cindy Rakowitz, Fit 4 The Cause’s founder and executive director, as well as some of its board members including David Adelman, Alissa Morton, Jack Edelstein, Juan Ros, David S. Kestenbaum, Lorne Label, Becky Buck, Michael Shore, Heywood Friedman and Dana Chidekel. Although the organization’s presence is ubiquitous in local communities, Rakowitz chose Agoura Fitness for the anniversary celebration to acknowledge the gym owner’s dedication to public service.

    “When Gary Gentile purchased Agoura Fitness three years ago, he deliberately created programs for underserved communities,” Rakowitz said. “His licensed trainers volunteer their time for daily midday senior functional fitness classes, providing a social gathering place for local retirees.” Rakowitz noted that Agoura Fitness has a long history, and many local business affiliates and service recipients have pledged to resurface and renovate Agoura Fitness to modernize this long-standing fitness facility. 
    Fit 4 The Cause supporters and community partners will be recognized including Agoura Fitness Owner Gary Gentile; Silver Sneakers enthusiast Irene Miscione, and NeuroBoxing Co-Founders Jennifer Parkinson and Josh Ripley. NeuroBoxing is a Thousand Oaks-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping patients fighting neurological issues like brain injuries, Parkinson’s Disease and stroke through non-contact boxing and other wellness therapies. “NeuroBoxing also provides many classes at Agoura Fitness and complements Fit 4 The Cause programs,” Rakowitz said. 
    Fit 4 The Cause and its many affiliates, including athletic facilities, health advocacy groups, local businesses and school districts, bring a wide range of exercise and fitness programs to thousands of beneficiaries, mostly low-income, throughout Ventura County, Simi Valley and San Fernando Valley communities, at no charge to the recipients. As Fit 4 The Cause enters its fifth year, the organization continues to expand and serve new communities

    Fit 4 The Cause has initiated several unique exercise and fitness programs, including Dancing with our Future Stars, which brings fun dance oriented fitness to hundreds of Ventura County students at several schools; Zumba classes for teens at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center; and fitness classes for seniors and developmentally disabled people at the Sports Academy and other fitness facilities. Fit 4 The Cause announced a major expansion this spring with new classes being offered at the Epic Fitness gym in Simi Valley beginning April 15 for young adults with autism, Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Fit 4 The Cause also is bringing a new Silver Sneakers Program to Epic Fitness.
    For event details please visit https://bit.ly/2VvglgJ.
    Learn more about Fit 4 The Cause at www.fit4TheCause.org or email cindy@brpublicrelations.com.