Wanna up your fitness while doing some good for animals? Join me in the Best Friends Burpee Challenge for August! It’s simple: sign up to raise funds. Do 25 burpees every day. Boom!
About Best Friends
In 1984, the founders of Best Friends made a promise to one another and to the animals already in their care that they would build an animal sanctuary in Southern Utah, where they could dedicate their lives to housing and finding homes for unwanted pets while advocating the importance of no kill. At that time, shelters across America routinely killed cats and dogs as the primary method of pet population control. There wasn’t a national voice to end the killing. However, as the founders began to broaden the reach of Best Friends, they quickly learned that others would stand with them. Over 30 years later, they have inspired others throughout the country to take up the mantle of no kill and have helped to reduce the number of animals being killed in shelters by 91 percent.
While the creation of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary grew out of a desire to address the senseless killing of animals in shelters, the group was ultimately motivated by a desire to live a life of kindness, compassion, integrity, and a connection to something greater than themselves. United in the belief that all life has intrinsic value, the founders worked to put aside personal ambition and ego to stay true to the goal of ending the killing. The result was something far greater than they had hoped — a better life for themselves and those with whom they shared their values.
Update: a client wasn’t sure about how to do burpees. I’ll be doing CrossFit style burpees which are basically falling down and standing up to a jump 🙂 Here’s a quick how-to vid with one of my fave CrossFit professional Athletes Noah Olsen. Enjoy!