This Is the Only Good Reason to Take a Gym Selfie


Time to start taking gym selfies! Bear with us.

Anytime Fitness, a gym in New South Wales, Australia, has found a great reason to snap a picture of yourself mid-workout — to help raise multiple sclerosis (MS) awareness. The gym challenged fitness fanatics to “Kiss Goodbye to MS” by uploading gym selfies to Facebook or Instagram. The goal is to spread the word about MS, a disease that affects the brain and spinal chord, and ultimately raise money for research.

Anytime Fitness manager Kiera Pyne, whose sister, Kristen Harmer, was recently diagnosed with MS, told The Cessnock Advertiser that in one month the selfie campaign raised more than $1,500.

“It’s times like these that you realize how many kind and generous people there are out there,” she told the paper.

Selfies can be silly, we know, but raising awareness is seriously important. So, we’re on board. Check out some of Anytime Fitness’ submissions below, and if you’re feeling up to it, snap your own gym selfie.

Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 12.20.15 PM

 

10325401_683398711695265_8862592574979279459_n

 

10177259_683422535026216_165870906886413298_n

 

10402884_689698397731963_6552108757638853748_n

 


Find this story helpful? Share it with someone you care about.


Related to Multiple Sclerosis

My Path to a Life Less Traveled

“I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it’s both.” –Forrest Gump The other day, as I watched my IVIG medicine slowly drip, drip, drip into my body, I had a thought: “I wonder how many millions of [...]