Gymnazo (2)Gymnazo of San Luis Obispo invites the community to help create a “fitness first” in honor of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. For one hour, from 9:50 a.m. to 10:50 a.m., Gymnazo will open its doors and encourage a record-breaking crowd of 100 people to participate in a simultaneous fitness session with Gymnazo trainers and equipment – all free of charge. This event will be donation based and all proceeds we be donated to The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County.

According to Michael Hughes, who owns Gymnazo with his wife, Paden, the fitness celebration is designed to support the idea of a healthy world beginning with healthy bodies. “We want to encourage movement and help people enjoy fitness, and our Earth Day event is a way to bring people together to give it a try,” Hughes said. “We are passionate about our beautiful county and are thrilled to donate to a group of people who work tirelessly to protect special places.” Hughes said Gymnazo’s full team of kinesiology and movement experts and trainers will be on hand to help, and the facility’s contemporary equipment will be set up and ready to support the large-scale interval training event. “We’ve never tackled a 100-person workout before,” said Hughes. “We think it will be a fast, fun hour and a great way to kick off Earth Day weekend.”

Gymnazo (1)Gymnazo was founded on the idea that the lack of “exercise enjoyment,” owing mostly to workout boredom, is the biggest barrier to sustaining healthy habits. The Gymnazo technique offers short bursts of exercise using innovative equipment and a fast-paced circuit. Blending cutting edge science with a sense of fun, Gymnazo has attracted devotees of all ages and fitness levels. “We seek to make adult fitness fun and transformative. Our methods are rooted in science and deployed with care and community.”

Gymnazo Fitness is located at 720 Aerovista Place near the SLO Airport. The free April 22 Fitness Hour is requires advance registration at Hughes encourages anyone to give it a try, noting children old enough to participate without parental involvement are welcome. The minimum age rule may be bent for one tiny fan: the Hughes’ three month old daughter, Kennedy. “She’ll experience things from a front pack,” said Hughes.

The Fitness Hour will unfold Saturday, April 22 from 9:50 to 10:50 a.m. Additional information is available online at or by phone at (805) 548-8500.