Be Humble Gym

Why I started Be Humble Gym.

I am a powerlifting coach and military veteran. I went to all the local gyms in my area and asked them if they would allow me to coach athletes with mental disabilities for one hour twice a week. I received the following answers: “We will need $5,000 a year for gym memberships”, “You can only bring two athletes“, “We can’t accommodate ‘those people’”, “You can come and train after 10PM when the ‘regular’ gym members aren’t here.” I was crushed after hearing these responses and I didn’t know what to do. I was talking about the setback with my wife one morning and she said, “Just buy a little bit of gym equipment and train the athletes in our basement.” So that’s exactly what I did. I started out with three athletes, a few weights, and a squat rack. Now here’s the problem. Be Humble Gym now has 14  athletes with mental disabilities  and more equipment. I simply don’t have enough space in my basement to fit all the athletes, gym equipment, or room for them to train safely. My goal is to raise enough money to build the athletes their very own gym. Their very own gym where they can have fun, exercise, and not have to worry about anything. These athletes have hearts of gold. They changed my life and now it’s my turn to change theirs. Thank you so much and love you all.
  • Lisa Reno 
    • $40 
    • 1 d
  • Christofer Dietz 
    • $50 
    • 3 d
  • Nicole Alexander 
    • $35 
    • 1 mo
  • eric zinger 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
  • Donna Boesdorfer 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
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Jordan Matulevich 
Sherman, IL
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