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Pennies for Pull-Ups 2018

Posted: September 28, 2018
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Pennies for Pull-Ups is our annual anniversary fundraiser and member-challenge. 2018 is our 7th year 😲 and participation is so easy, a baby could do it!! The goal is for YOU to improve on pull-ups, while raising money for a great cause!


The entire month of October! Jump in anytime; take a break if you need!

How it Works:

Step 1: You Do Pull-Ups.

The challenge is to complete the number of pull-ups corresponding to the date, for the entire month of October:

  • 1st = Do 1 Pull-Up
  • 2nd = Do 2 Pull-Ups
  • 3rd = Do 3 Pull-Ups … until 
  • 31st = Do 31 Pull-Ups!

By the end of the month, that amounts to 496 cumulative pull-ups! Aaaaand, if you've gone that far, you might as well do 4 more to round it up to 500, right?!? 🤷‍♀️😉 Of course, we'd love to have everyone complete the full challenge, but it is not an all or nothing kind of thing...every pull-up counts, so start when you can, do what you can, and be PROUD of that, knowing that literally, every penny helps!

Any version of a pull-up or ring row counts, and the goal is to keep challenging yourself, so try to stick with the same option all month long!

Step 2: Track Said Pull-Ups.

Use a calendar page in the binder at the gym to track your pull-ups. All pull-ups must be completed at Farmgirlfit and marked in the binder.

  • You can MAKE-UP pull-ups from days missed, but NOT WORK AHEAD.
  • Pull-ups in the Grinds count, as long as you track them in the binder.
  • Even if not attending class, you can come do pull-ups during the warm-up/cooldown time.
Step 3: Farmgirlfit Donates.

For every pull-up marked in the binder, Farmgirlfit will donate a penny per to our chosen charity(s). Last year we had 248 members participate, completing 74,881 pull-ups, and raising a total of $12,550.69!!! And you better believe our goal is to raise even more this year!

Step 4: Optional: Get More Sponsors.

We encourage you to reach out to family and friends to also sponsor your efforts, either for a flat dollar amount, or a per pull-up contribution. The more sponsors you have, the more money we raise for our deserving charities. PLUS, we have a little extra incentive for you: Every 6 sponsors you get = 1 entry into a drawing for an awesome PRIZE pack...and you know how FGF does prizes! 

Tax Deduction: If your sponsors would like a deductible receipt of their donation for tax purposes, they MUST make  checks payable directly to their favored charity (see below).


Who Benefits?

Besides YOU with your new pull-up strength?!? Each year we partner with a different local charity, & this year we chose two: Active4Youth and the Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to be active, to move their bodies, learn what their capable of, and feel the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle. Unfortunately, so many children in our community don’t—for reasons outside of their control—but these 2 organizations are working to change that, and we are proud to support their efforts!

Coaches' Challenge

Wildly popular last year, how could we not bring it back???  Day in and day out, we push you, encourage you, motivate you to put in the hard work to get the results you want! Have you ever thought you might like to return the “favor”??? 😉 Here’s your opportunity! Put your money where your mouth is! On the last day, October 31st, every single one of your coaches will give an all-out effort: max pull-ups in a row! How many do you think we can get? How much would you pay per pull-up? We know the value of hard work, and we’re excited to see what we can accomplish! Here’s the kicker: however many pull-ups we get, we will also do the same number of BURPEES {minimum: 30 burpees}. We're making the commitment; will YOU? Time to ante up! 💪🙌🤑

better together

We would LOVE to have Every. Single. One. of YOU, our members participate by completing your version of a pull-up, by gathering sponsors, by sponsoring the Coaches' Challenge, and/or your fellow Farmgirls. Let's make this our BEST YEAR YET!

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