Share Your Workout, Join the Giving

Chef G Garvin

It’s time to #BurnTheTurkey! Well, not literally. We’re talking about burning those turkey calories, since the average American consumes 3,000-4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day alone.

We’ve teamed up with acclaimed Food Network Chef G. Garvin to create a tongue-in-cheek #BurnTheTurkey recipe collection encouraging folks to squeeze in some extra exercise in the next few weeks to counter those holiday indulgences. Not only will you help yourself and encourage others to exercise, but your participation will help feed families in need and enters you for a chance to win a free one-year Anytime Fitness membership.

Here’s the plan: We want you to create your own #BurnTheTurkey exercises and share them on social media. We pledge to donate $1 to Feeding America for every original pic or video submitted with the hashtag #BurnTheTurkey (up to $25,000).

What impact can just $1 possibly make? A lot! Each dollar provides 11 meals to families in need. That adds up to 275,000 meals! Thanks in advance for helping feed families in need.

Check out the video above for inspiration and then show us how you’re going to #BurnTheTurkey this year!

How To #BurnTheTurkey

Getting involved is easy!

  1. Take a quick video or pic that shows you burning the turkey with exercise. Entries can be serious, humorous or a simple workout selfie.
  2. Share it using the hashtag #BurnTheTurkey on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (must be a public post). You can also upload it directly to BurnTheTurkey.com.

Entries will be accepted November 12 through November 30, 2015 at 3 p.m. CDT. Three one-year membership winners will be announced that same day. View the official rules.

See lots of examples at BurnTheTurkey.com!


About Chef G. Garvin

Chef G. GarvinG. Garvin is a celebrity chef, author and entrepreneur celebrating success in every avenue. He has hosted his own shows, including “Turn Up The Heat with G. Garvin” (TV One) and “Roadtrip” (Cooking Channel), and  appeared as a guest and judge on Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games,” “The Housewives of Atlanta,” “The Talk,” “Good Morning America,” and “The Tonight Show,” among others. He has three acclaimed cookbooks in print, a gourmet line of foods and spices available at Marketplaceonline.co and is a partner of LowCountry Restaurants, which serve some of his signature dishes. His spare time is devoted to his non-profit the G. Garvin Foundation, which is dedicated to stopping hunger, homelessness, child obesity and domestic violence in America. G. lives in Atlanta with his wife and child. Go to www.chefgarvin.com or www.ggarvinfoundation.org for more information.

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