This December, Bayshore Fit invites the Tampa Bay community to unite in support of a vital cause with the “Push and Pull for the Puppies” charity fitness event. In recognition of the need for empathy, kindness, and love for Florida’s animals, this event will provide donations for the Mercy Full Project.

Dogs & Cats in Florida’s Animal Shelters

Much like other states in the South, Florida suffers from a pet overpopulation problem. According to a report from the Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida, over 357,000 cats and dogs were admitted to animal shelters in Florida in 2021.

There’s hope, though. Community engagement campaigns and statewide cooperation among shelters and rescue groups are producing markedly better outcomes for animals than in the past. Charities like the Mercy Full Project in Tampa have been crucial for progress.

The Mercy Full Project: Spreading Empathy, Kindness and Love

Founded by Heydi Acuna in October of 2019, the Mercy Full Project (MFP) is a major rescue group that finds loving homes for rescued cats and dogs. Their mission encompasses community engagement, humane education and environmental initiatives.

The MFP is active both in Tampa Bay and through East Central Hillsborough County, known for rescue drives in communities like Valrico, Brandon, Riverview and FishHawk. They are always on the lookout for new fosters, volunteers and donations.

A Tampa Bay Fitness Event for the Puppies

Join us at Bayshore Fit on Saturday, December 2, 2023, for “Push and Pull for Puppies” – a lively 30-minute workout benefiting the Mercy Full Project. Open to all fitness levels, this event features rowing, push-ups, lunges, and ball slams, creating an energetic atmosphere for a good cause. Gather your workout partner and register with a $100 team donation by November 25, 2023, to secure your spot.

Teams of two will compete in male-male, female-female, and coed divisions starting at 9:00 AM. Team scores will be determined by the maximum calorie count on the rowing machine, the highest number of push-ups, lunges, and ball slams completed. Don’t miss this chance to showcase your strength while supporting a meaningful cause!

As an extra incentive, winning teams from each division will receive two tickets to a Tampa Bay Lightning game, adding an exciting twist to the competition. Imagine the thrill of victory on the workout floor and the joy of cheering for the Lightning from prime 100-level seats.

Don’t wait – register now at this link before November 25, 2023, and join us in creating lasting memories in support of a meaningful cause!

About Bayshore Fit

Locally owned and operated, Bayshore Fit is dedicated to providing the ultimate gym experience for the Tampa Bay community. Our expertise and quality service has seen us voted Best Gym in Tampa this year. Our all-inclusive memberships provide the tools and programs for people to gather, train hard and achieve their best results.