No time to read the paper but want to know what is going on at The Center? Read below our press releases recently sent to our area papers.
The Center of Anna Maria Island, located at 407 Magnolia Avenue on Anna Maria, is GETTING FIT FOR OUR COMMUNITY!! We are excited to announce that Island Fitness will soon be joining the Center as we work to fulfill our mission to enhance the overall wellbeing of individuals of all ages while preserving a sense of community through creative programs and partnerships. Following an operational review several weeks ago and a strategic analysis of our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats- the team at the Center, including key members of the staff, board, community, and city of Anna Maria identified the need to work more collaboratively within the community, driving partnerships to be even more successful in serving as a resource for overall wellness in our community. Further, the Center is grateful for the opportunity to be able to assist a local island business.
The Center and Island Fitness are currently working through the specifics of the partnership agreement, as it relates to the transition of Island Fitness members. In the meantime, we are welcome all Island Fitness members to come in and tour the facility, trial one of our amazing classes ( visit our website at www.centerami.org for detailed schedule) . Additional details and finalized timeline will be released to both member groups via email.
Anna Maria CrossFit will still remain a key Center partner offering close to 30 hours of direct programming to benefit the Center and its membership development efforts. Additionally, Anna Maria CrossFit will be able to focus efforts on growing its active membership base with the inclusion of Cross Fit Kids programs beginning in November.
The Center is always looking for ways to team up with other partners and businesses to improve our services provided to our community. Quote from Brenda Canning, Island Fitness owner, “ I am looking forward to bringing my years of fitness experience to the community center to both increase the service offerings for Island Fitness members and to the community centers current members. I am confident that through this relationship we will be able to create a mutually beneficial opportunity for growth and community involvement.”
Kristen Lessig, Executive Director of The Center added, “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to work with Brenda and the Island Fitness team. The Center team is looking forward to expanding our reach within the community through true collaboration. Brenda has an amazing reputation and following in the community, as well as expertise in the fitness industry that will add great value to the services we provide, while our expansive programs and committed staff will allow for Island Fitness members to truly be part of our efforts to preserve the sense of community on the island.”
The Center of Anna Maria is looking for individuals interested in helping at “the community’s gathering place”. We are looking for people to help with coaching, tutoring, events, and welcoming guests at the front desk and more. Amy Talucci, The Director of First Impressions, will be holding Volunteer Orientation meetings the first Thursday of every month at both noon and 6pm.
Why volunteer at The Center? 1. It’s fun! 2. You can help make an impact on the lives of children, seniors, and your community. 3. There is something for everyone (be a coach, tutor, mentor, help at events and more) 4. Be a part of an amazing team and make new friends! 5. Learn something new or teach someone else something new!
Interested in sharing your talent and helping out others? Join as at the orientation to learn all about The Center and how you can help make a difference. The Center is located at 407 Magnolia Avenue on Anna Maria. Visit our website at www.centerami.org or for more information contact Amy Talucci, Director of First Impressions, (941)778-1908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.