Local gym hosts virtual workout fundraiser to support Baystate Health frontline staff

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – A gym in West Springfield had to postpone their grand opening Saturday due to the state’s COVID-19 restrictions.

F45 training was supposed to launch their West Springfield location, this weekend but instead they hosted an online workout to raise money for frontline workers. Their first location in Hadley opened back in 2018. Before the pandemic, they were supposed to open a second gym.

The fitness company hosted a workout Saturday morning on Zoom called the “Heroes Hollywood” workout to support frontline staff at Baystate Health. Members and non-members joined the workout from home and followed along with a F45 personal trainer leading the workout.

Jessye and Danny Deane who own the gym are donating in honor of every person who attends the virtual workout.

“We’ve taken a situation that’s out of our control and created an opportunity where we’re able to give back to Baystate Health and our local healthcare heroes,” Jessye told 22News. “We have a number of local heroes within our F45 family many of them work for Baystate Health so it seemed like a natural choice.”

F45 Training said they raised over a $1,000 and had more than 100 people sign up to attend Saturday morning’s Zoom workout.


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