Anytime Fitness in Oelwein hosts "Turkey Trot Fitness Marathon" - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Anytime Fitness in Oelwein hosts "Turkey Trot Fitness Marathon"

Posted: Updated:
OELWEIN (KWWL) -

From November 22nd to November 23rd, the goal is to keep the cardio machines at Anytime Fitness in Oelwein running nonstop for 24 hours!

It's part of the gym's inaugural Turkey Trot Fitness Marathon.

"Raise money to buy turkeys for Oelwein Community Kitchen Cupboard and Fayette County Food Shelf," said Elaine Grimm.

There are eight cardio machines at the gym. Three ellipticals, three treadmills, and two bikes. The goal is for area businesses to sponsor one of the cardio machines for a certain length of time. Then donate money based on the miles logged.

"I have one business that's sponsoring for 10 hours a dollar a mile," said Grimm.

All the proceeds will be used to buy turkeys to be donated to the Oelwein Community Kitchen Cupboard and the Fayette County Food Shelf.

"I just feel it's important every family have a turkey for Thanksgiving," said Elaine Grimm.

Elaine Grimm with Anytime Fitness in Oelwein said the fitness marathon is open to anyone -- not just members of the gym. You just need to stop by during regular business hours and sign up for a 30 or 60 minute slot. She hopes people in Fayette County and surrounding areas help make the Turkey Trot Fitness Marathon a success for families in need.

The gym is located across from Fareway at 204 1st Avenue Southeast in Oelwein. Its hours are Monday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

You can also call 319-238-8018.

Powered by Frankly