Since 2012, Fukumoto Fitness has been helping raise money through exercise to send Romanian orphans to summer camp in a healthy, life-giving environment. Our gym community and their friends, family, co-workers and beyond have been making a real difference! Hundreds of orphans have been helped and about $40K has been raised along the way. Thank you for helping us with this!


This year we hope to add to that with your help and also introduce an excited new project!

How does the campaign work?

For our participating rockstar clients at Fukumoto Fitness, every dollar raised, they will do 1 burpee.  This could be 100 burpees ($100) or even 500 or 1000! They can do them in little spurts along the way and so it is a great challenge yet manageable.

What is the goal this year? $25,000 by May 31, 2016!

What does the money go to?

Part A: $15,000 to Send 100 Romanian Orphans toCamp Discovery and Mini-Camps ($150/Child) 
In the summer we run several weeks of program (including Camp Discovery, mini-camps and special day trips & activities) where kids can play, sing, learn, laugh, and create in ways that strengthen positive relationships and promote personal and spiritual growth.

Part B (NEW!): $10,000 for the ‘Family Farm’ Project 
We are presently in a “preparation stage” for this 10-year project. Our hope is to build a central location (near where most of our 300+ orphans are located in institutions and group homes). The purpose is to provide a  “family home”, where deeper impact, real world preparation, experiential learning, and intentional community can be experienced in a “structured” and loving environment.

If I donate, do I have to do burpees? No. Your friend does! If you’d like to please do…the more the merrier.


Is there a special event you’re hosting? Yes, Monday May 9th from 4pm-8pm at our gym we will have our clients who are participating come in and do burpees in teams.  This will help them pay their burpee debt and also create a great bonding experience as we help the kids! Please feel free to register to come watch or participate!

Do you have any more info from previous years? Yes.

2015 Burpees for Romania Summary

32,000 Burpees Done in 2 Weeks!

How do I donate? Click HERE to donate.

This link is also available on our home page (top right corner) and also at

Thanks again for considering helping the cause and making a difference!

Please call 204-282-9507 or email if there are any further questions we can help with!


Way to go!

You and perhaps some of your friends/family have registered for Dirty Donkey (June 25), Spartan Race (July 14/15), or Mud Hero (July 23) this summer!

Fukumoto Fitness will be doing a weekly outdoor training session to get people more fit, have more confidence, and use our in-depth experience with these events to help you be as successful as possible! This is our 3rd year doing this program and we’re excited!



When: Tuesdays 530pm April 5-July 19 (16 total weeks: come to all OR pick and choose!)

What: Race Specific Training! (various sessions including climbing walls, carrying, crawling, some walk/jog/running and other skills needed to do your best!)

Where: 50 Burnett Ave (North Kildonan) out back in the ‘junkyard’ where we have obstacles built and challenges ready for you!

How to Register: FF Members Sign up on Mindbody Online for which weeks you want. If you are a visitor to FF, please call (204) 282-9507 or email so we can get you set up!

Health Form/Waiver: If you are not a current member at FF, you need a Par-Q+/waiver liability form filled out and cleared PRIOR to showing up (and we’ll need to look over that so get on that ASAP!)

Download ParQ+ HERE


Cost: 10-Pack ($120), 5-Pack ($75), Drop-In ($18)

*multi-packs valid for this race season only (i.e. until July 19, 2016)

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A Few Questions/Answers!

Is it for everyone? We will have a wide range of fitness levels and just like our SGT program, everyone will need to choose a version of the exercises that is right for them (and listen to the coach) to make it as safe as possible.

What if I work out Tuesdays already? We have people who train in AM and then come in evening and have had others train before or after as well.  It will be a learning curve but if you’re up for trying you’ll just need to learn to modify your workouts and recovery. You could also switch a training session to another day.

Will we always be out back? Hopefully for most weeks.  However, another fantastic type of training is our infamous “Hill Training” where we’d meet at Kildonan East Collegiate and take you through some hill work. You can also do this on your own on weeks we don’t do it!


What if there is crazy lightning? We do have the option to use Training Room 1 inside in an emergency on most weeks.  If its raining a bit, we’ll likely still train outside because that is part of any race day potential! In an emergency, you need to make sure you had indoor training shoes (only ones you use inside).

If I don’t do any of this, will I be able to do my race? Yes. Its always about what you can do given your situation and if you just want to do your regular routine, please do! We created this a few years back because people wanted something a bit more specific and to get more ‘ins and outs’ of these races given our experience and success at these events.

Hope that gets you a bit excited and just know it normal to be nervous and think “Can I even do this?”. The answer is YES. If you are patient with yourself and treat the experience as what YOU CAN DO as opposed to what others are doing, you will likely feel very proud and confident about this adventure and perhaps catch the bug for more!

We’ve helped HUNDREDS of people get ready for these exact races just like you and are excited to help you this year!

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PS. If you aren’t joined to a team yet for an event and you’d like to be a part of ours make sure you contact our office team and we’d love to have you join us! We will likely have 100+ at Dirty Donkey as well as good groups at the other races too.

If you’d like to see our reflections from just a few of last year’s races, click the links below!

Dirty Donkey 2015

Spartan Race 2015

Sessions will be designed by Johnny Fukumoto, a 10x+ OCR Podium Racer, who has competed in events ranging from Dirty Donkey 5km to World’s Toughest Mudder 24Hr, and has worked with hundreds of beginner racers as well. He has previously qualified for the OCR World Championships where he hopes to compete in October 2016!

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Andreina & Keith Holliday (with RBC)

Training Time: MWF6am

What we like about Fukumoto Fitness

We joined Fukumoto Fitness because we believe in maintaining a good health, family and work balance.  Fukumoto Fitness stood out from any other gyms or programs that we had joined in the past due to their unique approach starting with the FMS screening and orientation, followed by highly efficient-yet-fun workouts in a room filled with positive individuals trying to achieve similar goals.  Fukumoto Fitness gave us that “extra push” or motivation we needed to find time to dedicate to our own health.  Eventually, what started as a 1 hour/day, 3 times/week commitment, turned into a lifestyle change providing so many other benefits, not only physically, but also mentally.

About Us

Working as professionals in the financial wellness industry, with over 30 years of combined experience, Fukumoto Fitness was a natural fit to help us close the gap between Health and Wealth.   We recognize that the only constant in life is change, and that some key Life Events (such as retirement, job change, divorce, receiving an inheritance, selling a home or a business) can have a significant impact in anyone’s personal and financial picture.  Our role is to look at our clients’ unique personal and financial circumstances, and to provide solutions and strategiescustomized to their needs.  We take a holistic approach to uncover their goals and needs, and to provide advice in areas such as cash flow/net worth, income planning, tax and retirement planning, estate planning and debt management.

Charity Promotion

For every Fukumoto Fitness member referral that meets with us for a free, no obligation confidential 1 hour financial review by March 31/2016, we will donate $50 to Fukumoto Fitness Burpees for Romania Fundraising Campaign (yearly event sending Romanian orphans to summer camp) or a charity of your choice

If you have a family member of a friend that you think could benefit from our expertise, feel free to contact us at or

The Hollidays have been training with us for almost a year and are seriously committed to their health (and having fun too!). They both have completed our level 1 KB course, did Dirty Donkey 2015, and are registered for Fukumoto Fitness first ever Winter Games at the end of February!


Andreina and Keith doing some Burpees For Romania charity event last year…yes, he’s in his suit!



We are a caring community of genuine people who want to meet you where you are so that we can live better together!

At Fukumoto Fitness, we strive to create a place where you experience dynamic coaching, efficient training, effective accountability, and feel safe yet challenged.

We are DIVERSE yet we are one FAMILY.

We are about RESULTS but are MORE than ‘just fitness’.

We CELEBRATE your story. We are about long-term PROGRESS, not perfection.

We are excited about your STRENGTH. We EMBRACE flaws.

It’s about what you CAN do today.

We are committed to being a HIGHLIGHT of your day.

We are committed to being a part of CHANGING YOUR LIFE.

We are better together!

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