DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. Getting involved in the community and giving back is something that Darryl and Lucy Hendricks, who run HERO personal training in Dobbs Ferry, stressed for their new studio on Main Street.
We want to do a lot of community outreach, thats kind of been the main thing next to the training and the exercise, Darryl Hendricks said.
HERO, which stands for Health Exercise Revival Organization, will be running a fundraiser for Autism Speaks and the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation, during its grand opening on March 31.
Were doing classes, so everybody that comes in will pay about $20, $25 per class and all of the money goes towards those foundations, Darryl Hendricks said. Basically we have to raise about $2,000 for Autism Speaks because we have one of our clients doing a triathlon for that and one of our trainers is doing the half marathon for colon cancer.
The fundraiser will take place throughout the day and will feature a variety of the studios classes to get people involved.
Were going to have a yoga class going, a small running class, a cross training class going and then were going to try and give out information based on the significance of both colon cancer and autism, Darryl Hendricks said.
The two opened a studio last year in Dobbs Ferry, but due to an expanding clientele the married couple decided to move into the larger studio on Main Street.
Lucy Hendricks, who has degrees in both nutrition and psychology, runs the studio with her husband and said working out properly consists of more than just picking up a dumbbell.
You got to eat right, you got to exercise and you got to have the right mindset otherwise youre not going to be well, she said.
Having previously managed at the New York Sports Club in Dobbs Ferry, Darryl Hendricks said he could sense a desire in the locals for a more personal workout.
I felt like this town was craving for something like that, something big, he said.
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