Harlem Fitness Covid Relief Fund

Today, we are faced with an existential threat that can only be met by calling on our community. 

And to us, Harlem = COMMUNITY. Harlem has given us high fives, reasons to smile, a place to meet and socialize and a community to uplift while uplifting ourselves. Harlem is where we opened our first business. Where we took the bold step of creating safe spaces for wellness in a community that needed it the most. 

Pre Corona you could find us 7 days a week leading community focused classes all centered around being your best self. But here we are struggling to keep our businesses a float while making sure we are still serving the needs of our community.  And like all other small businesses we have not received funds from the Government grants. 

We know that the future of our businesses cannot rely on government aid programs that were not designed with our small businesses in mind. To date less than 10% of Harlem owned business have received funding, with majority of all funds going to Large Companies with Millions in  revenue. 

Which is why we have come together, as a collective, to form the Harlem Fitness Covid Relief Fund and ask for your support of our small boutique fitness businesses in Harlem, NY.

Funds given to this campaign will provide us the  resources to address our immediate future and, we hope, allow us to create the structure which will support our fitness studios through and beyond this uncertain time.


Learn More About Us:

Harlem Cycle 

Founded in 2016, Tammeca decided to turn her passion for fitness and open Harlem's 1st and only indoor cycling studio.

"The road to opening Harlem Cycle has not been easy. Starting with only the money in my savings, and just two months from the date I signed the lease to opening was a true challenge. But in our 4 years we’ve taught over 12,135 people within our studio. We’ve created an amazing community dedicated to wellness and uplifting lives. This journey has had many ups and downs but, seeing those sweaty smiles at the end of each class makes it all worth it. " 

Like most small businesses, Harlem Cycle looked forward to growing and expanding with their second studio planned for July 2020. "So in a few short months we will be stuck with 2 empty studios" and potentially being forced to open in the fitness industry's slowest  months making it impossible to survive in this industry. 

Womens World of Boxing 

Women’s World of Boxing Club was found in 2007 by Former Heavyweight + Personal Group/Private Boxing Trainer + On-Set Boxing Consultant, Reese Scott; A Registered Amateur Fighter + Licensed USA Boxing Coach, who's trained over 1,000 women and girls on her mission to open New York's first women's boxing gym.

On February 3, 2018 Coach Reese Scott fulfilled her mission by designing and opening Women's World of Boxing Gym, THE FIRST WOMEN'S BOXING GYM IN EAST HARLEM! 

Our mission as The First "Real Deal" Boxing Gym for Women in NYC is to provide annual mentoring boxing programs for teen girls while offering women and girls a safe, comfortable, uplifting and empowering space to train on both competitive and non-competitive levels.


JTW FIT is the first boutique fitness studio of its kind located in New York City. Our mission it to provide quality and affordable fitness solutions to the Harlem community and beyond. We help clients reach their respective goals through detailed needs analysis and individualized programming. We want our members to constantly feel motivated, be challenged daily, and most importantly, have fun on their journeys.

Along with many other small businesses, JTW FIT has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. With our studio currently closed, we have shifted to a virtual platform to continue serving our members. While this has given us an opportunity to continue operating, it will not cover all of our expenses for an extended period of time, particularly the cost associated with keeping our brand new facility open.

2 Legends Athletic Club 

2Legends Athletic club is community for men, women and the youth, where we pride ourselves on creating the best workouts that are facilitated by our certified trainers. We offer in-person or group sessions and classes. 2Legends is a lifestyle which we help you accomplish any goals with effective exercise and nutrition.

We live by that!
  • Maya McGauley 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Florence Lynch 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Katherine Lovell 
    • $30 
    • 26 mos
  • Lionel Hewitt 
    • $200 
    • 26 mos
  • Robin Martin 
    • $25 
    • 26 mos
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Fundraising team: Harlem Fitness Team (4)

Tammeca Rochester 
New York, NY
Jah Washington 
Team member
Maurice Talton 
Team member
Reese Scott 
Team member