Fitness West zumba team Melinda Collie (left)

Fitness West zumba team Melinda Collie (left)

Gym works out for local charity

Fitness West opens its doors all week in support of Vernon Women's Transition House

Fitness West is working out to support a worthy local cause.

The local gym has opened up its doors to the public this week in support of the Vernon Women’s Transition House.

Anyone can come in until Saturday at noon and try out classes at Fitness West Highway 6 across from the Shops at Polson Place in exchange for small items for the Vernon Women’s Transition House – non-perishable food items, un-opened toiletries, new socks and underwear.

The Mardi Gras themed event kicked off with a two-hour zumba dance party Friday night which was once again, a huge success and a ton of fun for all ages.

“We have done a lot of family events for our members and their guests in the past as well as special weeks where we allow the public to come in and try out the classes for free,” said Dionne Loewen, Fitness West’s marketing director.

“The response is always very positive and attracts so many people in that it was only natural to start taking the opportunity to give back to the community by asking people coming through the doors to start donating to a worthy cause.”

See for a class schedule.