SPOKANE, Wash. - Opening any small business is no easy task. That's why the folks at Lilac City Fit Body Boot Camp are so grateful to their supporters and other local businesses they had to help get their dreams off the ground.
That may be why they are doing something pretty special to give back to folks in need here in Spokane.
"What we strive to do is have people come here and feel completely exhausted but accomplished," said Chris Weichman, owner of Lilac City Fit Body Boot Camp.
Weichman and his wife Abby serve our country in the Air Force and Air National Guard. Now, Chris is on his way to transitioning back into civilian life and he still wants to help people.
They just want 30 minutes of your time and they can help you see the results you want.
For their grand opening this weekend, the Weichmans are teaming up with a very special charity that's new here in Spokane.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace provides handmade bunk beds to children who don't have a safe or comfortable place to lay their head at night.
"It's surprising the amount of children who do sleep on the floor," said Jan Spackman, who's with Sleep in Heavenly Peace. "So, getting them up off the floor is our goal."
Partnering with the charity holds a special meaning for Chris.
"It definitely hits home," he said. "When I was a kid I grew up and my mom was involved heavily with drugs and doing a lot of other things. I was one of those kids sleeping on the floor and in other places and getting woke up and in the middle of the night and have to run and hide."
Chris wants you to check out his gym but more importantly, he wants you to help this charity that's near and dear to his heart.
"I couldn't be more thrilled with Abby and Chris partnering with us," said Spackman.
Lilac City Fit Body Boot Camp is holding its grand opening Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you donate bedding material, they'll give you a month of free training with your membership. There are also door prizes and a grand prize -- a week long Alaskan cruise for two.
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