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Fitness Loon

We need some space. Help fund the buildout of our brick & mortar studio where we'll continue improving mental health with physical fitness.

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Project Description

The "Elevator" Pitch

At Fitness Loon, I use private, small, group fitness classes as a tool to encourage and empower women who feel isolated or alone and who struggle with anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem, reminding them that they are strong, confident, and worthy of love. Life is full of challenges, but no one should have to face them alone. I say it’s kind of like group therapy with burpees and squats.

The Problem

People are struggling with mental health issues like never before. Feelings of loneliness, isolation, and being disconnected are on the rise leading to even more people being diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression. This further fuels feelings of doubt, low self-esteem, and worthlessness, leading to a lack of confidence, and a belief that no one hears you.

 

The Solution

Fitness Loon solves these problems by offering private, small-group fitness classes that foster a supportive and encouraging community. The classes are designed to improve health, foster healing, and build confidence while also increasing feelings of joy and happiness by celebrating even the seemingly small accomplishments. We believe we “cultivate what we celebrate.” We also host workshops and special events focused on fitness, nutrition, meditation, and more with a focus on improving mental health.

5 Mental Benefits of Exercise

 

Our Customers

Moms, teachers, and health care workers are my largest demographic. My customers are mostly women, but I have a few men who aren’t afraid to join us. Anyone wanting a safe place to be heard and to use physical fitness as a tool to improve their mental health is welcome here.

Stephanie Gilbert - Headshot

Why Me?

I'm a survivor. As someone diagnosed with generalized anxiety and major depressive disorder, who also survived a suicide attempt, I understand the struggles many women face every day. I’ve walked in their shoes and I’ve discovered the power and positive effects small group exercise can have on mental health. I truly believe that it is my compassion and empathy for my clients that gives me an unfair advantage.

What I Need

I'm raising $40K to fund the launch of our commercial studio space and to have additional working capital for marketing and operations. We already have about 40 members and we need the space and additional funds in order to grow and help more people improve their own mental health.

How You Can Help

We have some really cool, fun rewards for you to take part in on our campaign page below! Check out the SWAG, the Wall of Believers, a discounted annual membership, and even a lifetime membership. One of my favorites is the private Relax and Restore for you and a group of your closest friends and family. We have something at every level, so choose one that works for you!

Thank You!

Thank you so much for your support in helping Fitness Loon launch our commercial space so that we can continue to promote and foster improved mental health for people in our community.

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Where will the studio space be located? The Fitness Loon Studio will be located right here in Loganville, GA, about two miles from our house. If you're familiar with the area, we are acrross US HWY 78 from the Lowe's/Dick's/PetSmart shopping center. We are back behind the Del Taco in the Faith's Crossing shopping Center.
  • What type of classes will you offer? You can see a list of current classes and descriptions by going to https://fitnessloon.com/classes/.
  • What is the class schedule? You can see the current class schedule by going to https://fitnessloon.com/schedule/.
  • Will you be hiring additional instructors? Yes. At some point very soon, the plan is to add a couple more instructors and to expand the schedule.
Sharon Morrow
09/30/2021
Fitness Loon; Mental Health Matters Tee
$50
Whitney Duncan
09/30/2021
Fitness Loon Tee and Water Bottle
$100
09/30/2021
Virtual Hug from Me to You
$25
Cody
09/30/2021
Fitness Loon Tee and Water Bottle
$100
Anne Marie
09/29/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Peace & Light
09/28/2021
Virtual Hug from Me to You
$25
Denise Jennings
09/28/2021
Fitness Loon Tee and Water Bottle
$100
Ashley Smith
09/28/2021
Wall of Believers
$250
Jenny W
09/28/2021
Fitness Loon Tee and Water Bottle
$100
Russell Gill
09/28/2021
Fitness Loon Tee and Water Bottle
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care. This monetary contribution in whatever amount you choose is a gift with no reward other than my undying gratitude. Sincerely, thank you!

10 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Virtual Hug from Me to You

My sincerest thank you with a virtual hug for believing in me and my mission to improve mental health through physical fitness.

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4 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Fitness Loon; Mental Health Matters Tee

Represent Fitness Loon and show your support "Because Mental Health Matters" in this high-quality tee-shirt featuring the Fitness Loon logo and a message of support. Tees will be available in men's or women's cut and can either be picked up from us in person at the studio or delivered via USPS. We'll send an email with a form for you to select your preferences when the campaign is completed.

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6 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Fitness Loon Tee and Water Bottle

Represent Fitness Loon and show your support "Because Mental Health Matters" in this high-quality tee-shirt featuring the Fitness Loon logo and a message of support while sipping from this 17 oz. "shorty" aluminum water bottle. Tees will be available in men's or women's cut and can either be picked up from us in person at the studio or delivered via USPS. We'll send an email with a form for you to select your preferences when the campaign is completed.

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8 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Wall of Believers

We'll add your name to our Fitness Loon Wall of Believers. This will be a dedicated wall space in the new studio listing the names of supporters who believed in me and this mission.

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6 Supporters
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550.00 USD
One-Year All Access Membership

Two-Months Free, Access up to 4 in-studio classes per week in-person, or unlimited virtual classes online, and my library of recorded classes.

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0 Supporters
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650.00 USD
Private Relax and Restore Event

Relax and Restore is an amazing event I host where we relax with some beverages and light snacks before making our way to the yoga mat for a calming and restorative practice designed to lessen the symptoms and feelings of anxiety and depression. This is by far my most popular event and you can claim this reward for yourself and 11 of your closest friends and family.

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0 Supporters
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750.00 USD
One-Year VIP Membership

Two-Months Free, Access unlimited in-studio classes per week in-person, or unlimited virtual classes, and my library of recorded classes, and participation in my rewards program.

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0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
One-Year VIP + SWAG + WoB

Two-Months Free, Access unlimited in-studio classes per week in-person, or unlimited virtual classes, and my library of recorded classes. We'll add your name to our Fitness Loon Wall of Believers. This will be a dedicated wall space in the new studio listing the names of supporters who believed in me and this mission. Represent Fitness Loon and show your support "Because Mental Health Matters" in this high-quality tee-shirt featuring the Fitness Loon logo and a message of support. Tees will be available in men's or women's cut and can either be picked up from us in person at the studio or delivered via USPS. We'll send an email with a form for you to select your preferences when the campaign is completed.

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1 Supporter
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6,500.00 USD
Lifetime Membership + SWAG + WoB

A Lifetime VIP Membership with access to any and all classes, workshops, or special events we offer, including unlimited in-studio classes per week in-person, or unlimited virtual classes, and my library of recorded classes. We'll add your name to our Fitness Loon Wall of Believers. This will be a dedicated wall space in the new studio listing the names of supporters who believed in me and this mission. Represent Fitness Loon and show your support "Because Mental Health Matters" in this high-quality tee-shirt featuring the Fitness Loon logo and a message of support. Tees will be available in men's or women's cut and can either be picked up from us in person at the studio or delivered via USPS. We'll send an email with a form for you to select your preferences when the campaign is completed.

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1 Supporter
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3,000.00 USD
Flooring Sponsorship

Get your name on our Wall of Believers in a prominent location as a Fitness Loon sponsor. Our clients will see your name every time they come in and they will know you are the generous one who helped make our flooring possible.

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0 Supporters
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3,000.00 USD
Mirrors Sponsorship

Get your name on our Wall of Believers in a prominent location as a Fitness Loon sponsor. Our clients will see your name every time they come in and they will know you are the generous one who helped make our mirrors possible.

1 Supporter
None available

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care. This monetary contribution in whatever amount you choose is a gift with no reward other than my undying gratitude. Sincerely, thank you!

10 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Virtual Hug from Me to You

My sincerest thank you with a virtual hug for believing in me and my mission to improve mental health through physical fitness.

996 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Fitness Loon; Mental Health Matters Tee

Represent Fitness Loon and show your support "Because Mental Health Matters" in this high-quality tee-shirt featuring the Fitness Loon logo and a message of support. Tees will be available in men's or women's cut and can either be picked up from us in person at the studio or delivered via USPS. We'll send an email with a form for you to select your preferences when the campaign is completed.

244 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Fitness Loon Tee and Water Bottle

Represent Fitness Loon and show your support "Because Mental Health Matters" in this high-quality tee-shirt featuring the Fitness Loon logo and a message of support while sipping from this 17 oz. "shorty" aluminum water bottle. Tees will be available in men's or women's cut and can either be picked up from us in person at the studio or delivered via USPS. We'll send an email with a form for you to select your preferences when the campaign is completed.

92 Left
8 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Wall of Believers

We'll add your name to our Fitness Loon Wall of Believers. This will be a dedicated wall space in the new studio listing the names of supporters who believed in me and this mission.

94 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
550.00 USD
One-Year All Access Membership

Two-Months Free, Access up to 4 in-studio classes per week in-person, or unlimited virtual classes online, and my library of recorded classes.

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
650.00 USD
Private Relax and Restore Event

Relax and Restore is an amazing event I host where we relax with some beverages and light snacks before making our way to the yoga mat for a calming and restorative practice designed to lessen the symptoms and feelings of anxiety and depression. This is by far my most popular event and you can claim this reward for yourself and 11 of your closest friends and family.

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
750.00 USD
One-Year VIP Membership

Two-Months Free, Access unlimited in-studio classes per week in-person, or unlimited virtual classes, and my library of recorded classes, and participation in my rewards program.

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
One-Year VIP + SWAG + WoB

Two-Months Free, Access unlimited in-studio classes per week in-person, or unlimited virtual classes, and my library of recorded classes. We'll add your name to our Fitness Loon Wall of Believers. This will be a dedicated wall space in the new studio listing the names of supporters who believed in me and this mission. Represent Fitness Loon and show your support "Because Mental Health Matters" in this high-quality tee-shirt featuring the Fitness Loon logo and a message of support. Tees will be available in men's or women's cut and can either be picked up from us in person at the studio or delivered via USPS. We'll send an email with a form for you to select your preferences when the campaign is completed.

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1 Supporter
Select this reward
6,500.00 USD
Lifetime Membership + SWAG + WoB

A Lifetime VIP Membership with access to any and all classes, workshops, or special events we offer, including unlimited in-studio classes per week in-person, or unlimited virtual classes, and my library of recorded classes. We'll add your name to our Fitness Loon Wall of Believers. This will be a dedicated wall space in the new studio listing the names of supporters who believed in me and this mission. Represent Fitness Loon and show your support "Because Mental Health Matters" in this high-quality tee-shirt featuring the Fitness Loon logo and a message of support. Tees will be available in men's or women's cut and can either be picked up from us in person at the studio or delivered via USPS. We'll send an email with a form for you to select your preferences when the campaign is completed.

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1 Supporter
Select this reward
3,000.00 USD
Flooring Sponsorship

Get your name on our Wall of Believers in a prominent location as a Fitness Loon sponsor. Our clients will see your name every time they come in and they will know you are the generous one who helped make our flooring possible.

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
3,000.00 USD
Mirrors Sponsorship

Get your name on our Wall of Believers in a prominent location as a Fitness Loon sponsor. Our clients will see your name every time they come in and they will know you are the generous one who helped make our mirrors possible.

1 Supporter
None available