August 17, 2011

My Training Gym Holds Grand Opening Celebration and Fundraiser for Roots & Wings

Morristown personal training facility raises funds for local non-profit that provides support to aged-out foster youth

On Thursday, July 28, Greg Crawford, owner of My Training Gym in Morristown, N.J., celebrated the grand opening of his personal training facility, while raising money for a Morris-County based non-profit. The event was covered by local reporters and attended by Morristown chamber members. Greg’s clients, family and friends came to show their support, cheering him on as he ceremoniously cut the ribbon to officially open My Training Gym.

In a philanthropic twist, My Training Gym’s grand opening celebration raised funds for Roots & Wings, a local non-profit organization that provides young adults who age out of the foster care system in New Jersey with safe housing, educational support, counseling, and life skills in order to empower them toward self-sufficiency. Andrea Lovas, development director at Roots & Wings, stood up to say a few words of thanks to Greg and speak about the programs and services Roots & Wings provides for aged-out foster youth. 

The event featured delicious food from Muscle Maker Grill, raffles, and the chance to purchase special training packages. My Training Gym donated 25 percent of the proceeds from packages sold during the event to Roots & Wings, and all of the proceeds from its raffle ticket sales, ultimately raising more than $650. Those in attendance had a chance to win great prizes, including a Manhattan dinner cruise, spa packages and private salsa dance lessons. Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa of Morristown, which will be holding its own fundraising event for Roots & Wings during the weekend of September 24 and 25, provided free chair massages.

“I am proud to have created a place where I can help people feel and look better—it’s been a lifelong passion of mine,” said Greg. “By partnering with important local causes like Roots & Wings, I’m able to extend my ability to help people beyond my own doors.

About Roots and Wings

Roots and Wings is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1999. What started as a collaborative, community-based volunteer operation has grown into a well-established organization made up of professional staff, trained mentors and dedicated volunteers.  From the beginning, Roots & Wings has been client-centered, providing nurturing support, safe housing, educational support and practical life skills to young adults who have aged out of the child welfare system.  Roots & Wings provides a foundation for this high-risk population of disadvantaged young adults on which they can build – replacing dependency with self-sufficiency.

About My Training Gym

We created a fun and personalized training experience where you get amazing results and feel like you're a part of something. Our support, involvement, encouragement and workouts will completely change your life. More information can be found at

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