TORONTO, June 21, 2021: Body Harmonics today announced that its inaugural Movement for Change Pilates & Movement class and fundraiser will take place on June 22, 2021 from 5:30-6:45 pm via Zoom. While there is no cost to attend the class, the central Toronto company is encouraging people to make a donation to Frontlines, a community-based charitable organization working to address the pressing needs of children and youth in Toronto’s Weston area—one of the most disadvantaged communities in Ontario and one of the hardest hit during COVID.
“Movement for Change came about because we wanted to find a way to make what we do more accessible so that people, especially in racialized and disadvantaged communities, could benefit from the healing power of movement and exercise,” said Nila Nadarajah, who leads Body Harmonics’ diversity advisory group.
According to Nadarajah, Movement for Change promises to be a fun and free-flowing Pilates & Movement class (some standing work and some on a mat) and fundraiser for all ages and abilities that will be team-taught by four of the company’s best instructors. All of the funds raised through Movement for Change will go to Frontlines in an effort to help level the playing field and support the health and wellbeing of some of Toronto’s youngest, most vulnerable and most promising community members.
“We could not be more excited to launch Movement for Change,” said Margot McKinnon, founder and CEO of Body Harmonics. “From the moment this project was conceived, so much heart and passion has gone into it. Seeing it come to life, along with the incredible support of our community, has been incredibly gratifying and inspiring. Frontlines has made such a positive impact in Weston and beyond, so my hope is that the funds raised from Movement for Change will assist them in continuing to help children and youth to thrive.”
For more than 35 years, Frontlines (www.frontlines.to), has been working to address the pressing needs of children and youth in Toronto’s Weston and surrounding areas. Focused on addressing the physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of those aged six to 29 in Toronto, the non-profit charitable organization services its community with programs ranging from homework and STEM to fitness clubs and summer camps to training and employment services.
Body Harmonics has been at the forefront of helping people move well, teach well and be well since 1998. Through its Toronto-based Pilates & Movement Studios, Health Clinics and internationally recognized Education programs and courses, it has helped thousands of people transform their lives and careers through its unique whole-person approach to movement, health and wellbeing.
Movement for Change will take a place on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 5:30-6:45pm. Those interested can register for free on the Body Harmonics website. Donations can also be made to Frontlines via the company’s website at: www.bodyharmonics.com/movement-for-change.