National Fitness Partners Gets Their Hands Dirty with Family Promise Montco PA

Giving back to the community is a rewarding experience and is something Planet Fitness® franchisees love to do. Over the summer, National Fitness Partners volunteered with Family Promise Montco PA (formerly Inter-Faith Housing Alliance), an organization that helps families who are experiencing homelessness and poverty in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

On June 8, NFP spent the day cleaning the Hope Gardens apartment building. Hope Gardens houses families who are a part of Family Promise’s transitional housing program. Families live in the apartment for up to two years and receive case management and other support to help them on their feet. NFP’s hard work with deep cleaning these apartments helped prepare the units for incoming residents. There were 11 volunteers, including assistant general managers, general managers, an area director and facilities equipment service technician (FEST). 

National Fitness Partners didn’t stop there! The group also volunteered with Family Promise on Sept. 29 to assist with different tasks throughout the facility. They helped prep and paint two laundry rooms, weeded the garden out front as well as two of the courtyards, and helped organize the storage closet that holds supplies families may need when arriving at Family Promise. There were 16 volunteers, including assistant general managers, general managers, area directors, FEST and a community relations manager.

“Our Family Promise Representative, Kyla, was super informative, hospitable and helpful in setting this day up for us. This initiative served as a wonderful team-building experience and made us really feel like we made a difference in our community,” said Area Director Jen Taylor.

By the end of 2023, National Fitness Partners will have 51 locations in the greater Philadelphia area, spreading its impact even further into the community.