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Fitsgiving / Annual Food Drive

cartoon turkey

Come join our Annual Food Drive and enjoy some fitness fun.  Teams of 2 compete in a timed obstacle course.  Donate non-perishable food items to participate.  All donations will go to the Food Bank of Manatee.  You can drop them off at the Fitness Center before-hand or bring them to the event. 

When:  TBD in 2023

Time:  11:00am - 2:00pm

Location:  Downtown Fitness Center

Here are the 2022 teams to beat:

  1.   The Need for Speed
  2.   Turkey Legs
  3.   Fit'er Done

Grab a partner and come up with a clever team name.

If you have any questions about the challenge, please contact Allison Minardi at aminardi@manateeyourchoice.com or 941-748-4501 x3667

Allison Minardi

Worksite Wellness Manager

Originally, from New York working in Advertising, Allison moved to Florida in 2006 where her passion for fitness and wellness became her profession. Always was a dedicated endurance athlete, competing in Long Distance Swimming, Running and Triathlons, Allison expanded her training to include Power Training, Weight Lifting, and HIIT Training.

Allison Minardi

Julie Drackett

Fitness Coordinator / Bariatric Movement Coach

A Florida native and raised here in Bradenton, Julie has had a love for fitness and exercise since childhood. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from University of South Florida and ran a fitness center in Sun City Center for over 10 years.

Julie Drackett