On November 16, 2013, Evolution Fitness hosted two charity workouts benefiting MANNA, a non-profit organization that cooks and delivers nutritious meals to people in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area who are battling life threatening illnesses. Evolution Fitness raised $1,700 for MANNA that day – a combination of the donations from the workout participants & other members who donated even though they could not attend, the Evo Fit Shake Café smoothie sales, & raffle prizes that were generously donated by local businesses.
The charity workout was a celebration of Evolution Fitness’s recent expansion. The new fitness facility is located just a couple of doors down from their previous location. Still in the same shopping center, the Tuscany Marketplace on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, they are in the rear of the center now, next to Huntington Learning Center and across from the School of Rock. Evolution Fitness gained 2,000 sf in the recent expansion, going from a 3,000 sf fitness facility to a 5,000 sf one.
“We are so grateful to everyone who helped us to raise money and awareness for MANNA. We couldn’t be happier to donate to such a worthy organization,” said Helena Duzenski, co-owner of Evolution Fitness. “We want to thank our staff too, for their help in organizing and running this event,” added David Duzenski, fellow co-owner.
Lydia Cipriani, Director of Development & Communications at MANNA attended the charity workouts to speak about MANNA and thank the participants for their donations. “Lydia was wonderful,” said Danielle Kane, co-owner of Evolution Fitness. “We are so glad she took the time to come out to our event. I know our workout participants greatly appreciated her presence. “
“The workout itself was really fun,” added Brian Kane, fellow co-owner. “The participants worked hard, we were proud of them. And, they were all pretty excited about the fact that they not only contributed to a great cause, but they got a great workout in that was designed to keep their metabolic engine humming at high speed for the next 24 – 48 hours.”