Welcome to Gear Up 4 Gearing Up 2014
|What is the annual Gear Up for Gearing Up (GU4GU) indoor cycling and yoga class fundraiser?|
The GU4GU fundraiser is an annual weekend of indoor cycling and yoga classes held at studios and gyms throughout the Philadelphia area. Participants pay a registration fee, which benefits Gearing Up. The instructors and gyms donate their time, space, and effort and don’t receive any financial payments from the event.
What kinds of instructors teach in the GU4GU fundraiser, and at what studios/gyms are the classes held?
The instructors are some of the best in the Philadelphia region. They aren’t just great athletes and top-notch teachers but also support Gearing Up’s mission.
The participating studios/gyms support Gearing Up by donating their facilities for the classes. For this special event, our studio/gym partners also welcome non-members. They help market the event by distributing postcards about the event, hanging up posters, posting announcements about the event on their social media sites, their websites, and in e-mail or print newsletters.
Why should I participate in the GU4GU fundraiser?
Because it’s a fun, healthy, and inspiring community event on a cold weekend in January, which will add a highlight to your calendar between the holiday season and the still-out-of-reach spring. It’s also an opportunity to meet like-minded people and try out a new gym and/or instructor. Last but not least, you’ll make a real difference in the lives of women in transition in our local community. Plus, you’ll receive a Gearing Up t-shirt.
Each year over 200 supporters have participated in this event, which has been held at nearly a dozen locations throughout the Philadelphia area. With your support, we expect this year to be the most successful yet! Our target for this year’s fundraising is $30,000.
How do I pay for my participation?
Participants have several options for registering and paying for classes this year. You can sign up for an Indoor Cycling Class for $45, or a Yoga Class (donation only). You can also set up a "Friends Asking Friends" fundraising page and commit to raise at least $100 from your friends and family -- and get a FREE Indoor Cycling or Yoga class. If you choose to pay directly for your class, you also have the option of setting up a fundraising page to raise additional funds for Gearing Up.
Here is what past participants have said about the event:
“It was an amazing event and I was very happy to contribute to Gearing Up's mission! Kudos for the great work you do and for the passion you do it with!”
“Thought it was an awesome class and a great way to support a good cause.”
“It was a great spin class and Carrie the instructor was awesome! Her personality and music made 90 minutes fly by and my butt is only a tiny bit sore today. XO!”