4th Annual Strength to Give Event

August 13th 2016 Santa Barbara, CA – When Eric Malzone started Gravitas Fitness, they made giving back to the community one of the core tenets of their business. Over the last four years Gravitas Fitness and its members have raised over $40,000 for local charities, primarily through their annual event called Strength To Give. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Girls Incorporated of Greater Santa Barbara, a local Santa Barbara non profit that provides young girls a place to find their own voices, and strive to be responsible, confident, and independent young women. Girls Inc. provides academic enrichment so girls increase their love of learning, improve performance in school, and plan for education beyond high school. For over 50 years, Girls Inc. has helped young girls build strong foundations for better futures.

The 4th annual Strength to Give will be held on August 13th at Gravitas Fitness at 220 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara. Participants will complete a specially designed workout of the day (WOD) that includes elements of weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio. All exercises can be scaled based on any level of fitness and no experience is necessary. The workout will begin at 10am and will be followed by food and refreshments. Participants can get involved by signing up to compete in the workout ($40 signup fee with t-shirt), sponsoring an athlete, becoming an event sponsor, or simply by donating at the website All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara.
“Strength to Give is our favorite way to help the success of our community ” Said co-owner Eric Malzone, “We are particularly excited to help raise funds for an organization that does as much good work in the community as Girls Inc., so they can continue to build strong, stable, and confident futures.”
Gravitas Fitness opened their doors with the mission of providing the highest level of coaching and wellness support to their clients, and have been able to accomplish this is by continually adding classes and services that can benefit their members. Gravitas Fitness is located at 220 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara. They employ a team of fourteen certified coaches and train over 300 athletes, including sports programs at San Marcos High School, Dos Pueblos High School, and Santa Barbara High School. They offer private training, nutritional counseling, team training, barbell club, various movement seminars, custom program design, and much more.

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