By Lynette Laufenberg
Thanksgiving is one of the few times during the year when most families all sit down at the same time — to eat, to talk and reaffirm the common values that hold us together. It’s a time when many of us reflect upon our experiences and look forward to new beginnings.
What is the true purpose of the Thanksgiving holiday? To spend time with your family and friends, giving thanks for everything you’ve received, not just for the obvious, like food, but for the thousands of fortunate moments, the multitude of blessings that we receive each year. Remember, true gratitude involves action. Lend a hand. Pitch in. Make a gift. Give your time. Give back as often as you can. Even a friendly greeting can make all the difference in the world.
Ultima Fitness would like to thank all of those who supported us in our fundraising events held throughout the month of October and early November. We played host to several things, including a Party in Pink Zumba fundraiser to benefit thinkPINKkids. Our members and guests supported us as well at our BCx Boot Camp Hospice fundraiser. Xtreme Tae Kwon Do raised over $3,300 in one morning through its annual kick-athon due to the determination and commitment of the many students in this program. And finally, our group of members who either ran or walked the 15th annual Wellington Community Fitness Run & Walk as part of “Team Ultima” contributed to our Hospice of Palm Beach County donation. It’s with the help of dedicated members like ours that we are able to give back so generously to our community.
Ultima Fitness would like to thank you for your patronage and for allowing us to be of service to you. We care about you and hope you can reach your potential and experience the vitality that you possess. Life is a gift, and fitness is one of the best ways to unwrap it. May you and your families have a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving with many blessings for which to be grateful.
Lynette Laufenberg, a certified personal trainer, is program/fitness director at Ultima Fitness/Xtreme Tae Kwon Do. Ultima is located at 12799 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington. For more info., call (561) 795-2823 or visit www.ultimafitness.com.
Above: Lynette Laufenberg