bro 60 says "thanks"

Earlier this week, ABC 7 Eyewitness news anchor Lori Corbin stopped by our Brentwood studio to get the low-down on our  second annual Bro 60 Charity Event and this years event partner, Reimagine.

The workout took place on Wednesday, November 19th, as part of the month long “Movember” campaign. Movember, which originated in Australia, is a world-wide effort to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer – the second most common cancer affecting men in the U.S – by encouraging men to sport mustaches during the entire month of November.

This year, all proceeds from our event were given directly to Reimagine, an organization which works hard to provide “the other half of cancer care” to individuals diagnosed with this life altering disease. Reimagine’s non-profit Pillars4Life Foundation, addresses the social and emotional challenges associated with the disease by teaching online resiliency skill courses to help participants emerge from their cancer journey feeling empowered, self-aware, connected to their loved ones, and reengaged in life.

The positive impact made by our 22 Bro 60 participants is truly inspiring. For 60 minutes, trainers Kris, Nick and Liam, led this generous group through the hardest hitting workout of their lives and when all was said and done, we were able to raise $1500 for the cause (that’s $25 a minute!)

We are so incredibly grateful to all of those who gave of their time, sweat and resources to help make this event a success. From our sponsors at Ritual WellnessUnplug Meditation,FrontRunners LA, and June Jacobs Spa, to our clients that showed up to class, and finally to our trainers who provided participants with encouragement alongside the ultimate interval training challenge, thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We could not have done it without any of you!



#SHAVETHEDATE

This November, Burn 60 and Reimagine will be joining forces to host the 2nd Annual Bro 60 Charity Event in support of Movember. This special “Bro’s Only” class will take place onWednesday, November 19th at 7:30PM at Burn 60 Studios | Brentwood and feature an extra challenging HIIT workout led by some of the most sought after trainers in Los Angeles – Kris Cueva, Liam Glennon and Nick Malizia.

Movember, an organization which is widely recognized for raising money and awareness for prostate cancer by encouraging men across the globe to grow mustaches during the month of November, also operates on behalf of testicular cancer and men’s mental health. To give you an idea of just how important these causes are, we’d like to share some facts:

Nearly 233,000 new cases of Prostate Cancer will be diagnosed this year. It is the 2nd most common cancer diagnosed in men (primarily older men) and the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in men.

 

Testicular Cancer, while far less deadly than prostate cancer, is the most common cancer diagnosed in young men (aged 15-35).

 

Although it is difficult to detect, it is estimated that 1 in 8 men will suffer from Depression or similar Mental Health issues at some point in their life.

>>All proceeds for this incredible event will go directly to Reimagine<<

As space is limited, we kindly request that you make a $50 donation to reserve your spot in class HERE. We also encourage you to share this post with others, in hopes that they might wish to donate as well.*

*Note: You do NOT have to participate in this event to donate to the cause (ladies, we’re talking to you)! Give without getting sweaty by visiting Movember.com now.

we did it!

This past Sunday The Lynne Cohen Foundation hosted The 13th Annual  Kickin’ Cancer Run/Walk to raise money and awareness for breast and ovarian cancer research and preventative care clinics.

Thanks to the help of Burn 60 Trainer Julie Diamond and our friends at Re-Imagine, we were able to raise over $9,000 for this amazing cause.

Additionally, the organization itself has received over $180,000 in funding through donations, sponsorships and Kickin’ Cancer registrations. Needless to say, this years event was a HUGE success!

A million thank you’s to everyone who came out in support of women everywhere!

Kickin’ Cancer 2014 Run/Walk

To learn more about the Lynne Cohen Foundation or to donate to Team Burn 60 and Reimagine, click here.

 

12th annual kickin' cancer 5k run/walk

Did you know September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month?

On Sunday, September 29th, 2013, the 12th Annual Kickin’ Cancer 5K Run/Walk & Family Expo will be held in Brentwood, California.  The event, which benefits the Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research is a non competitive effort to raise money in support of preventative care and early detection for those at an increased risk for ovarian and breast cancer. Over the past 15 years, the Lynne Cohen foundation has raised nearly 6.5 million dollars for their cause in addition to creating and funding four preventative care programs for women.  However, even with all their hard work, there is still so much more to be done.

Fitness Expert Julie Diamond and Executive Director of the Lynne Cohen Foundation Kimberly Morales

The Facts About Ovarian Cancer:

• It is estimated that in 2013, about 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed and 15,500 women will die of ovarian cancer in the United States.

• 1 in 72 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her lifetime.

• Despite advances in cancer research, ovarian cancer survival rates have not improved in the past 10 years.

• Approximately 75% of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed in the late stages diminishing a woman’s chance for survival. When ovarian cancer is detected early, there is approximately a 90% survival rate of more than 5 years.

Julie Diamond, an accomplished fitness trainer at Burn 60 Studios in Los Angeles and Lululemon Brentwood ambassador is the acting Fitness Expert for the Lynne Cohen Foundation.  Theirs is a cause close to her heart, as Julie lost her mother, June, 18 years ago to ovarian cancer.  She will be leading the crowd of over 3,000 in a morning warm up on San Vicente Boulevard.

June M. Fiora, Mother of Julie Diamond

"Early detection and prevention are the keys to combatting ovarian and breast cancer.  I'm proud to join the Cohen family's efforts to make a difference for women everywhere." ~Julie Diamond

Participation in the event STRONGLY encouraged and of course, any and all donations are welcome. Fundraising prizes start at $100, but keep in mind, EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS!

To register, visit Bun 60′s Team Page or stop by the studio on September 21st-we will be hosting a special sign-up event!*

*Register BEFORE August 31st any pay ONLY $35, register AFTER August 31st and pay $40 (Enter Discount Code "burn60" to SAVE $5 through September 27th at 12pm PST)

NOTE: The FINAL day to register is September 27th, 2013

For more on Kickin’ Cancer and the Lynne Cohen Foundation go HERE.

we're kickin' cancer

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On Sunday, September 29th, 2013, the 12th Annual Kickin' Cancer 5K Run/Walk & Family Expo will be held in Brentwood, California.  The event, which benefits the Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research is a non competitive effort to raise money in support of preventative care for those at an increased risk for ovarian and breast cancer. Over the past 15 years, the Lynne Cohen foundation has raised nearly 6.5 million dollars for their cause in addition to creating and funding four preventative care programs for women.  However, given all their hard work, there is still so much more to be done.

The Facts About Ovarian Cancer:

• It is estimated that in 2013, about 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed and 15,500 women will die of ovarian cancer in the United States.

• 1 in 72 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her lifetime.

• Despite advances in cancer research, ovarian cancer survival rates have not improved in the past 10 years.

• Approximately 75% of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed in the late stages diminishing a woman's chance for survival. When ovarian cancer is detected early, there is approximately a 90% survival rate of more than 5 years.

Julie Diamond, an accomplished fitness trainer here at Burn 60 Studios in Brentwood and a Lululemon ambassador, will be leading the crowd of over 3,000 in a morning warm up on San Vicente Boulevard.  Participation is STRONGLY encouraged and any and all donations are welcome. Keep in mind, every little bit counts!

Visit Bun 60's Team Page and help us fight for this amazing cause!*

*Register BEFORE August 31st any pay ONLY $35, register AFTER August 31st and pay $40 (NOTE: The FINAL day to register is September 27th, 2013)

For more on Kickin' Cancer and the Lynne Cohen Foundation go HERE.