Gold’s Gym members give back while they work out

Members at Gold’s Gym locations in Grand Junction and Clifton joined in a month-long canned food drive to help families in need.

Members who brought in food saved on their monthly dues.

“We were amazed as we watched the pyramid of food grow every day” said Cole Christensen, general manager of the Grand Junction Gold’s Gym. “We collected over 1,000 cans of food at our location and the Clifton location collected over 500 cans.”

The food was donated to the Salvation Army in Grand Junction, which recently suffered a roof collapse at its thrift store. According to Salvation Army officials, the staff is turning its attention away from rebuilding the store and focusing on people who need food and toys.

Said Christensen: “Our tagline is to know your own strength. And this canned food drive exemplifies the inner strength of our members.

They’ve taken time from their busy days to get in their workouts and give back to others. Now that’s inspirational.”

Established in Venice, Calif. in 1965, Gold’s Gym operates the largest full-service gym chain in the world with a total of more than 700 locations in 43 states and 28 countries.

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