10 THOUSAND REASONS TO LOVE BURPEES | FEATURING MARIELA BURKETT
Monday November 14, 2016
Article By: Rebecca Weber
Mother of two, cancer survivor, active community volunteer, brand ambassador, certified coach, personal trainer, and fitness instructor – Mariela Burkett is so many things, but on top of all of that she is so incredibly humble. When we first reached out to Mariela to let her know how inspired I was by her journey, her simple response was “Thanks! I’m just living my purpose”.
Mariela is incredibly motivated and driven to helping out families with the mental, physical, and financial struggle that comes along with a cancer diagnosis. Having lived through it herself, she knows all about the fight that lasts though diagnosis, remission, and life after cancer, and is committed to supporting others going through a similar fight. Mariela took her passion for fitness, and her dedication to helping others, and created a “Survivor Bootcamp” fitness workshop. She runs these bootcamps annually and semi-annually in May and November, with all proceeds going towards providing financial support to cancer fighters and their families.
When Mariela found out about Fight To End Cancer she reached out to the founder, Jennifer Huggins, to get involved. The Survivor Bootcamps fit seamlessly into the Fight To End Cancer campaign, and the collaboration was a perfect fit! All proceeds from Mariela’s Survivor Bootcamps are donated directly to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. View Survivor Bootcamp Photo Gallery.
Mariela Burkett also has another unique campaign going on right now to raise even more funds for Cancer research. On her Instagram, @fitmariela, she is doing something called the Buck-A-Burpee campaign where, for every dollar donated to her cause, she will match it in burpees. There are already dozens of videos up on Mariela’s Instagram where she drops everything to perform the burpees, and she has already raised up to $12,000 through this campaign. Her goal is to raise $15k by June, and to effectively match that amount in burpees.
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The idea for the Buck-A-Burpee campaign was inspired by her clients, who know all too well about her love for burpees, as they are an integral part of her training regimen. Mariela knew that this campaign would attract the interest of her client base and would inspire them to donate. Not only is this campaign giving her clients a chance to assign her the burpees that she so often inflicts upon them, but it’s giving everybody the chance to be a part of something bigger, and to make a difference.
See her match your donation with burpees on her Instagram.
As an ambassador for Fight To End Cancer, Mariela continues to inspire those around her to have compassion for one another and to continue growing and learning by being a better version of themselves every day. For Mariela Burkett and all those inspired by her that …
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