GIVE Fitness Health Club is being brought to Atascadero under the umbrella of its parent company: Working to GIVE. Matthew Holguin started Working to GIVE when completing his MBA at Azusa Pacific University in 2005. It was his intention to create a company that was purpose driven rather than profit driven. As a result, the GIVE model pre-allocates all profits for the various businesses that currently operate under the Working to GIVE umbrella. 50% of GIVE profits are donated back into the communities in which GIVE businesses operate and the other 50% are reinvested back into the business in order to sustain the company’s growth pattern. It is GIVE’s mission to provide life in its fullness for 100 countries over the next 20 years – truly loving our neighbors as ourselves!
GIVE businesses include food concessions at Disneyland, Colossal & Legendary Gelato, Aqua Free Waterless Carwash, The Stocking Project, and most recently GIVE Fitness Health Club. It was a series of random events and shared connections that led Matt to a meeting with Josh Donovan. The two connected immediately and saw an opportunity for partnership. Josh has been in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years and is an Atascadero native. He identified some of the unique qualities of the Atascadero market and feeling that some needs were not presently being met, saw great opportunity for a new type of fitness product.
The partnership with GIVE provides the resources necessary to bring a state of the art workout facility to downtown Atascadero in addition to significant financial support for the community. Matt and Josh both currently live in Atascadero and are excited to be bringing this model right in their back yard.
Meet the Owners
Josh Donovan is a local Atascadero resident with over 10 years in the fitness industry. After identifying a need for a reasonably priced gym and a partnership with Give brought together the means to bring a state of the art gym together with a financial model of giving, that helps to return 50% of profits back into the community.
Matthew Holguin started working to give while completing his MBD at Azusa Pacifica university in 2005. It was his intention to create a company that was purpose driven rather than profit driven.