YAS Fitness Center Riders, Donors, and Sponsors Come Through Once Again Spinning® Out Thousands of Lifesaving Dollars.
Photo: Center – Kimberly Fowler and Sherri Rosen
Los Angeles, CA (June 10, 2012) – Last weekend, City of Hope’s Dr. Stephen Forman kicked off the 3rd Annual YAS-A-Thon as 167 riders spun their hearts out a total of 13,000 miles, blasted a total of 500,000 calories, and raised a stellar $190,000 plus for ThinkCure! Kimberly Fowler and YAS Fitness Centers came through once again to fund cutting-edge cancer research at City of Hope and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
This year’s event topped last year’s. The success was a team effort, but a few individuals really shined as this year’s top fundraising YAS-A-Thon riders: Top rider, Monica Bonakdar – YAS East Costa Mesa ($20,125.00) won a $12,000 all-inclusive holiday to Fiji courtesy of Fiji Vacations (www.fijivacations.com). Other top riders include: Kristen Hatfield – YAS East Costa Mesa ($11,446.92), an anonymous donor – YAS East Costa Mesa ($10,000), and Adam Levin – YAS Venice ($3631).
“We have an amazing community at YAS, and I’m very proud of our students. We gave them a goal, and they accomplished it while having fun,” said Kimberly Fowler. “There were some tears and A LOT of sweat throughout the weekend.”
Fundraising pre-ride kickoff parties, featuring premier silent auctions and raffle prizes, were made possible by devoted sponsors and donors: LA Dodgers, James Beach, Fiji Vacations Vita Coco, Smart Water, Lenny & Larry’s Healthy Snacks, and That’s It fruit bars. Bayou City Seafood & Pasta (www.bayoucityseafood.net) donated food for the kickoff parties.
Founded in 2001 by Kimberly Fowler, YAS Fitness Center was the first studio dedicated to the combination of spinning and yoga, sparking the yoga hybrid movement that remains today’s biggest fitness trend. YAS attracts strong and capable clients seeking to take their fitness to new levels. With locations in Venice, Silverlake, East Costa Mesa, and Downtown LA, Kimberly’s pioneering one-hour yoga class, YOGA for ATHLETES® integrates movement, strength, and breath work to help athletes excel, no matter their sport or ability level. Kimberly’s bestselling practical guide to yoga, The No OM Zone, is available at all YAS Fitness Centers, as are her three DVDs and celebrated YAS yoga and sportswear line. YAS offers comprehensive teacher training based in Kimberly’s original yoga hybrid philosophy. (www.go2yas.com )
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