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Fit Fundraiser: Helping Haiti

The fitness industry has quickly rallied its support for Haiti after the devastating earthquake that hit the nation on Jan. 12th. Here are some fitness-inspired ways you can aid in disaster relief efforts.


Join Chelsea Clinton and SoulCycle for a special 90-minute ride on Thursday, January 21st to benefit The Clinton Haiti Relief Fund. All proceeds go towards helping Haiti. Stacey Griffith and Laurie Cole will lead the evening in the new TriBeCa studio at 103 Warren Street. Activities start at 6:30pm, please RSVP to:

$1,000 – Front Row & Side Pod Bikes
$500 – Second Row
$100 – All Other Bikes
* Please have payment be made via check upon arrival Thursday night. Make checks directly out to: “The Clinton Foundation” and write “Haiti Relief” in the memo section of your check

The evening will also feature a multimedia presentation of Kym Perfetto’s 2006 photo journal of the Haitian Medical Mission. The Medical Mission established mobile clinics every four months in rural areas of Haiti. In June of 2006, Kym traveled and worked with the Mission. The images in Kym’s photo journal feature colorful Haitian landscapes as well as an intimate look at the resilient rural communities there.

Yogis for Haiti with Latham Thomas and Tigist Selam on Saturday, January 23rd from 6-8pm at the Om Factory (265 West 37th Street). Suggested donation $20.

Latham Thomas writes: Join us for an incredible evening of grounding meditation, soulful music, inspired asana and healing vibes to benefit our brothers and sisters in Haiti. This special practice will honor those who have passed away and our efforts will serve those who have survived and need our help. Latham and Tigist will guide you through a meditation and Vinyasa class with live music from Yoga Organix, Tom Rossi, and special guests. Suggested donation is $20, please feel free to give more if you would like. Thank you for your contributions and your support. (This is a Vinyasa yoga and meditation practice open to all, regardless of your level or ability.)

Proceeds will benefit the Cine-Institute and the Yele Foundation

And from my friend at Fiterati, if you’re in the Los Angeles area you can join Josh Duhamel (When in Rome, Fergie’s husband) and The American Red Cross Youth Run 4 Haiti on Saturday, January 23 at 9am for a two-mile run on the beach at Santa Monica Pier. Click here for more information.

If your organization is holding a fitness-inspired fundraiser to aid in disaster relief efforts in Haiti please leave information about the event in the comments.


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Another opportunity I found in my inbox:
In an effort to raise money for the relief in Haiti, Ride the Zone will be hosting two Charity Zones. (Ride the Zone is home to the revolutionary RealRyder bikes – check out what it’s like to spin on them here:

When: Sunday, Jan. 24th
Where: Upper East Side and East Hampton studios, 10:00am-12:00pm

The day of the ride, please bring a cash or check for a suggested donation of $150, checks can be made out to: UNICEF

For more information contact

Comment by fitchicnyc

Another opportunity to get fit and help Haiti:
Virayoga Benefit for Haiti with Tara Glazier and Haitian Drummer FON FON
Sunday, January 24th 4-5.30PM

come and enjoy a fun, community oriented, multi level anusara® class with certified teacher, tara glazier. help raise funds for on the ground medical care and supplies for those most in need in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake in haiti.

Cost: $18/regular class price (limited space). All proceeds go to partners in health. (

Please pre-register by emailing

Comment by fitchicnyc

Congrats to SoulCycle and Chelsea Clinton who reportedly raised $66,810 for victims of the Haiti quake with their special 90-minute spin class last week. Perez Hilton says that other SoulCycle regulars Kelly Ripa and hubby Mark Consuelos came out for the ride as well!

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