Thompson Fitness Underground is doing their part to bring awareness and help veterans.
"I’ve just really been an advocate for veterans, what they do for us, we need to do as much as we can for them," Thompson Fitness Underground owner Jim Thompson said.
So , Thompson Fitness Underground is participating in a 24-hour burpee challenge for the Courage Foundation to help do their part to lower that number.
"So the courage Foundation was started by Mark Devine who was an ex navy seal and he helps eighteen month immersive programs to get these guys the tools," Thompson said.
The foundation helps to provide assistance for both physical and mental health assistance for veterans.
"It's a long range program and it's really been very successful, so," Thompson said.
This is the second year the gym participated, and hope to beat their previous record of over 14,000 burpees.
"We don’t want to just think about these guys on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, we want to think about these guys, every day, because they put their life on the line, or are putting their life on the line," Thompson said.
Anybody is invited to come donate burpees.
"We can modify them, if you have physical limitations, everybody just give it a shot," Thompson said.
Thompson is certain that this event is something that will be continued into future years.
"Watching football, doing burpees and eating garbage, it’s awesome, it makes you feel like you really did something," Thompson said.
Thompson Fitness Underground is located at 7069 Niehenke Avenue.