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Ignite Fitness and Tara’s Closet Team Up for Boot Camp Class to Support Mental Heath Awareness

Ignite Fitness will host a special Zoom bootcamp class on May 31, the last day of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Ignite Fitness owner Kim Zengerle (left) with her partner, Alex Boscarino, following a driveway workout class in West Hartford. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)


Join Ignite Fitness via Zoom on May 31 at 10 a.m. for a special class to raise awareness for Mental Health.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Ignite is partnering with Tara’s Closet for this special event. “Exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative mood and by improving self-esteem and cognitive function,” said Ignite Fitness owner Kimberly Zengerle.

Inspired by a young woman who lost her life to bipolar disorder, Tara’s Closet, a Jewish communal initiative, provides free clothes to those in need as it helps those coping with mental illness.

Barbara Roth, founder of Tara’s Closet, said, “There is a direct correlation between physical and mental health. During times of quarantine and social isolation, exercise helps improve one’s mental health by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. We are excited to partner with Ignite Fitness to raise awareness of mental illness since the coronavirus pandemic has significantly affected mental health for everyone, especially for those with an existing mental illness.”

Barbara Roth at a Tara’s Closet event in 2016. (we-ha.com file photo)

Tickets to attend the Zoom event can be obtained through Eventbrite here.

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