Since the election, ways to give to pro-women organizations have become increasingly creative. But this gym class might take the cake.
Overthrow Boxing gym has begun hosting Monday night donation classes in NYC in which all of the proceeds are split between Planned Parenthood and ACLU.
Located on Bleeker St., the gym has become increasingly popular and rivals SoulCycle in its audience (Nina Agdal, Martha Hunt, and Jennifer Lopez have all been spotted there). But they maintain that anyone of any skill level is welcome and have kept their Fight Club-style digs intact over the last two years.
Although classes usually run $34 a piece, Monday’s class asks that you donate what you can. They aptly call the special class, “What Are You Fighting For.” They have yet to announce precisely how much they’ve donated in total but considering basically every class is booked, we bet it’s a lot.
This is such an awesome idea! Overthrow gym has a captive audience and to use their platform in this way is so unique. While most companies have fallen into the pattern of offering up a tee with the proceeds going to charity, we love that Overthrow is doing something different. We seriously hope that other gyms follow suit.
Overthrow is getting ready to open up a second location in Brooklyn. Perhaps they’ll continue the tradition of Monday donation night?
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.