A Burlington business man was recently honored for his contributions to the community.
Local entrepreneur Brendan Stapleton was recognized with the Making a Difference Award from among 240 Fitness Together studio owners at the company’s recent national conference in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla, a release states.
Fitness Together is a global franchise providing one-on-one and small group personal training, called PACK training, to help customers at any fitness level succeed in establishing and maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle. PACK training is a newer option at Fitness Together and offers a highly personalized approach for groups of two to four people, vastly different from large group training classes at big box gyms.
Stapleton was recognized with this award for his efforts to make a difference in the Burlington community throughout the past year. Stapleton raised nearly $200,000 by participating in numerous races, including marathons, triathlons and a 12 hour walk, and donated the money to local chapters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Diabetes Association (ADA), St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the Nashoba Learning Group, among others.
"I couldn’t have raised this money without the generosity of my clients, family and friends, so this award is really for all of us,” said Stapleton, owner of Fitness Together of Burlington and Fitness Together of Melrose. “My passion has always been helping to make people’s lives better. That’s why I got involved in the fitness industry. Whether it’s by helping clients get healthier by working out at my studios or raising money for organizations, I think it’s important to make a difference in whatever way you can.”
Stapleton works closely with each client to develop a personalized program that meets the client’s fitness needs and agrees with their budget. This includes strength and cardio training in addition to nutrition counseling and a level of accountability and coaching not found with other programs. Stapleton also recently took ownership of Fitness Together of Melrose and is helping to make the community a healthier place.
“While there are many well-deserving studio owners in our system this year, Brendan Stapleton went above and beyond,” said Jeff Jervik, CEO and President of Fitness Together Holdings, Inc. “He is truly an asset to the Fitness Together family, and this award is a token of our appreciation for his dedication to making Fitness Together successful in his local community and in the industry.”
Stapleton was also recognized by the House of Representatives, as well. Speaker of the House, Robert A. DeLeo presented an official citation to Brendan on August 28 at the Fitness Together of Burlington. DeLeo commends Brendan on his exemplary charitable spirit and his generous contributions to the community through numerous philanthropic initiatives.
Fitness Together of Burlington is located at 212 Cambridge Street. For more information, please call (781) 273-0093 or visit www.fitnesstogether.com/burlington.