We are coming up on our 8th year we have hosted a Pushups for Charity event here in Coppell. Since we’re one of over many events happening all across the country this year, I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to share a little more about what I push for…
…and also open up the door for you to share a little about what YOU push for too.
90 seconds… and you can do it anywhere, your garage, in a park, whatever!
I’m excited as we are coming up on our 8th Year of an event I am proud to help be a part of.
I also invite you to help give back to our veterans and help us.
Join in and help make a difference!
My Grandfather, Edgar Weldon Linder, was Pilot in the Air Force. He actually dropped troopers on D-Day in Normandy. He made it back safely after the war and he lived until 1973, two years before I was born. Below is a picture of him and my mama.
He ended up raising four great kids. Through the years and after many family reunions, I realized just how special my Grandfather was.
He was a man of very deep faith and touched all those that were a part of his life.
Although I did not get to meet him (he dies before I was born), he has passed down his love for his country to his family.
i chose family as my first part of “why I push” because I always want to remember and honor my Grandfather.
I Push For.. Freedom & Independence –
The second part of why I push is for the great ideals of Freedom, Independence, and the American Dream… which is also very closely connected to our military and my own entrepreneurial journey.
My journey also includes leading other men (and women) to fight for their health and fitness. I get the privilege to coach people daily to become better versions of themselves as a small business owner. If it were not for our military fighting for our freedom, I may not have the opportunity to do this.
Which is why I have chosen to live a life to help people look, feel, and perform better. Which allows them to be better wives, husbands, fathers, mothers, and be more productive each and every day.
So I push for all of THEM… and for YOU!
The third reason I push is to give back and say “thank you” to ALL of those who have served and fought for the same values and country I love. For me, this is the only way I can give back and give back big.
I have chosen a different path in my life as I was never a part of the military.
But I NEVER forget that the only reason I’m able to enjoy the freedom and independence I have as an entrepreneur and American citizen today is because of the many generations of great men (like my grandfather) have laid down their lives for us.
I have tremendous gratitude for the debt we owe our forefathers.
I hope in some small way I can honor all those who serve and have served our military with my efforts and contributions through Pushups For Charity.
For me, this is my way that I can give back and know that being able to lead others from my community is allowing me to reach and help more people than doing something on my own.
I think one of the MOST important things you can do for yourself as a human being… is to really get clear about who you are and what you push for.
Part of that may be wrapped up in your family history and people who have played an influential role in your life.
What do you push for?
What (if any) connections do you have to a life of service and/or the military in your own life or family?
So I am asking you to help participate in one of 4 ways below
1. Sign up and participate on our SIGN UP PAGE HERE (click Register)
– Click “Register”
– Check the box for joining existing team (you can buy and t-shirt or elect no join our team without a t-shirt)
2. Make a small donation to the cause on
OUR FUNDRAISING PAGE HERE (click Donate)
3. Spread the news about this special event.
4. Come out to the Coppell Farmer’s Market October 8th at 10am and cheer us on.
Get You In Shape, as part of our core values, finds ways to give back to the community by hosting fitness related events to help raise money for worthy charity and causes.
Pushups For Charity was started in 2009 as a national campaign to help raise money for our veterans. The idea was simple. Do 90 seconds of pushups in honor of our veterans to help raise both money and awareness. Each person would get their own sponsors get paid for each pushup they do. All the money goes directly to the Boot Campaign and our veterans.