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Get Fit and Feed Animals!

Next week, on April 20, you have a special opportunity… participate in a fitness class while also helping animals! Proceeds from CoreBarreFit’s upcoming virtual CoreBarre class will benefit American Humane’s Feed the Hungry COVID-19 fund.

Like every other business or organization in America, animal rescues and shelters are struggling to maintain basic services and care for their animal residents. Thousands of animals are being left without homes and facilities are in desperate need of general supplies. At the outset of the pandemic, in response to the overwhelming number of calls received from animal rescuers, shelters and first responders, we launched the Feed the Hungry COVID-19 fund to feed and care for animals across the country who have been abandoned during the coronavirus crisis. The fund seeks to raise much-needed resources to help shelters and rescue organizations that are not only struggling to keep the lights on, but also to keep critical supplies like food stocked. It also provides for critical medical needs.

This vital campaign has already provided grants to 93 shelters and animal rescue organizations across 41 states, supplying more than 825,000 meals to hungry, homeless animals! While this is an amazing achievement made possible by our wonderful donors, there are hundreds of thousands of animals in need that still need our help.

By registering for CoreBarreFit’s American Humane Benefit Class taking place on April 20 at 10:15 a.m. ET, you can make a difference for animals that have no home or family of their own, while also getting the opportunity to stimulate your own mind and body!

This virtual 45-minute CoreBarre class offers strength and flexibility exercises that target the entire body based on correct positions and alignment along with core integration. For participants who may want feedback, you can opt to turn your camera on or off in class.

CoreBarreFit was created by Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito, pioneers and ambassadors in barre fitness. Their practice is perfect for those looking to safely begin, challenge or refine their fitness regimen. They bring over 75 years of combined experience to their work.

Anyone and everyone is welcome in exchange for a $30 contribution, and you can join from anywhere in the world! Jean Shafiroff, renowned philanthropist, American Humane board member and the national spokesperson for our Feed the Hungry COVID-19 fund, is a regular participant in CoreBarre classes and will be in attendance!

Let’s get fit and feed animals! You can register for the class here, and below are some class preparation tips:

  • Wear comfortable workout attire.
  • Dress in socks, athletic shoes or bare feet.
  • Use a barre, countertop, sturdy chair or windowsill.
  • Have a mat or carpeted floor space for push-ups, plank, abdominals + stretching.
  • Keep a belt, resistance band or loop for stretching (towel or robe belt work great).
  • Use Small hand weights (2, 3, 4, or 5 lbs.) or substitute bottles or cans.

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