Fitness for charity classes raise $435

Personal trainer Andre Leon, left, with Meals on Wheels volunteer Pat Bazell-Taylor and Alex Cowan, co-owner of Anytime Fitness.

Personal trainer Andre Leon has raised $435 for Meals on Wheels by hosting fitness classes last November (for “Movember”) and in April for charity.

Participants were charged a fee to attend each class.

Mr. Leon of Anytime Fitness said he chose Meals on Wheels “mainly because I’m very familiar with the work they’ve been doing across the island to feed those in need. I, like many others, know the feeling of hunger, and it’s not a pleasant feeling.

“Yes, you can take someone to buy one plate of food, but then what happens after that? So it’s always good to have organizations like Meals on Wheels to provide for those less fortunate.”

Meals on Wheels volunteer Pat Bazell-Taylor said, “It really touches us that people … can take time out of their busy schedules to consider the less fortunate. The more people that are aware of the problems facing us and are prepared to help out either monetarily or by helping deliver meals, will mean we can feed more people.”

Ms. Bazell-Taylor said a $5 donation feeds one elderly person for a day, through Meals on Wheels.