Healthworks is a gym that has focused entirely on helping low income women lose weight and get in shape. The concept behind Healthworks was that helping women get in better shape would help their self-esteem and confidence and eventually that could change their lives. Unfortunately because of financial issues the gym was set to close this month; at least it was until a secret donor came in and rescued the entire operation.
Healthworks has always given out free or nearly free memberships to homeless and other severely underprivileged women so it is not surprising that someone out there was willing to help out and keep the organization alive. The gym staff was preparing to close up shop on their final day of business before closing up for good when a phone call came in from an anonymous donor. The donor had truly saved the gym as the money given was more than enough to keep the gym running for quite some time.
Many members of the gym have expressed their gratitude towards the anonymous donor. Dozens of women have had their lives changed thanks to the free or nearly free services provided by the Healthworks Gym and now that a kind and gracious donor has agreed to help keep the gym going even more will receive that opportunity. Healthworks will continue to operate as normal in Boston and they say they will continue to expand the program to help even more women in need as often as they can.