Maria Pontillo, DPT, held a running edition of her infamous Circuit Blast group fitness class on April 30, 2013 at Nova Southeastern Univerisities RecPlex where 75 participants came out to donate money and an hour and a half of their time to pay tribute to the Boston Marathon bombing victims.
Maria extended her hour-long total-body workout class in an effort to bring South Floridian fitness enthusiasts together to promote positivity and togetherness. The mission of this charity event was to encourage runners and others affected by the Boston bombing attack to not only regain their courage and enthusiasm, but to continue to run, exercise, be active and live their lives not in fear, but with hope.
The charity event was a huge success raising several hundred dollars. Maria will continue collecting donations during the the remainder of the week until May 5 and 100% of proceeds will go to the official Boston bombing victims charity, One Fund Boston. Donators received a “Runners for Boston” T-Shirt, donated by the great people at Runner’s Depot.
Maria is not just a personal trainer or physical therapist, but is a fitness expert who loves to incorporate charity work into her professional career as often as possible. If you are interested in donating funds to Maria’s pool of donation money, please email her at [email protected].