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Help Tony and April upgrade Gym equipment
$2,850 raised
10% of $30k goal
6 contributors
3 Years running
Tony Sanchez & April Binnie, married with 2 children live in Costa Rica and run a local Gym in Turrialba. It is their dream to be able to upgrade the gym equipment to better their business, be more competitive and attract more clients.

Thinking outside the box!

We have a dream.


Our Story:

Tony Sanchez: Costa Rican, 3 time National Bodybuilding Champion of Costa Rica; Certified Personal Trainer, Gym manager; passionate about his job and family!

April Binnie; Canadian, married to Tony; with 2 duo-citizen kids; Coordinator at CISA Spanish school & VQC Mission; Administrator at Gym; loves her jobs and family!

Tony manages a gym in Turrialba, Costa Rica and it is our dream to make it the BEST gym in Turrialba for clients to stay in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

In order to be the best gym, we need to provide the best facilities to our clients. 


Our weight room is very outdated!!! It needs a major overhaul! The competition is getting fierce within Turrialba, with newer gyms opening and clients beginning to be more selective about where they are choosing to train.

We know that in order to stay competitive and to be able to reach our DREAM of providing the best facilities and services to our clients, that we need upgrade our weight room equipment. 


The big obstacle: FINANCES! We need $30,000 US in order to be able to buy new equipment. We need help! We cannot do this on our own!


We are wanting to ‘think outside the box’ and look at different and creative ways to raise funds.

We are taking a step in reaching out to our friends and family, clients, etc. asking for contributions to help our dream come true!

Thank you for taking the time to read our story and for considering donating towards our goal.

Many Blessings!

Tony & April (Valentina & Noah)

For more information about Tony's work, please visit his Facebook page:

Tony Sanchez, Personal Trainer


Donors who would like to claim any of the Online Fitness Programs, will need to create a Skype account, as the consultations are provided online. The consultation times and dates are to be coordinated with Tony and April.

Testimonial - 

"Doing the 12-week Virtual Lifestyle Change Fitness Program on Skype was awesome! Being held accountable with weekly checkups keeps you motivated and I definitely saw results! The meal plans helped keep the grocery bill down too!!" - participant Laura P, from Toronto, Canada

Below is a picture of our current outdated equipment:

Example of current old equipment in our gym

Example of desired style of upgraded equipment Left photo: Example of style of desired updated  equipment

For your interest:

Tony has successfully trained Body Builders and Body Fitness competitors in Costa Rica for National Championships. Many have placed in the top 3 in their category.

Including recent Subchampion Jessica Cedeño who represented Costa Rica in El Salvador in the Women's Physique category in December 2014.

Please see photos below of some of the competitors he has helped train and prepare for competitions:

Dianna Dittel - National Champion, Body Fitness Master Category - Oct 2013, Trainer: Tony Sanchez

Tony Sanchez, National Body Building Champion, 2001

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$100 CAD
Exclusive 'Tony Sanchez' logo, T-shirt
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Men's and Women's T-shirts available
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$200 CAD
Nutritional Meal Plan
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Receive 1 consultation session online from Tony regarding your diet. Based on your discussed health goals you receive 2 Nutritional Meal Plans in 1 month.
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$350 CAD
CISA Spanish lessons - Online
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Receive 4 hours of Free Spanish lessons from the Christian Immersion Spanish Academy, via Skype. Beginner to Advanced levels. A Spanish assessment is provided and material.
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$400 CAD
CISA Spanish Lessons -Costa Rica
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Defer the cost of 16 hours (1 week) of Spanish lessons when studying at CISA in Costa Rica.
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$500 CAD
1 session - Virtual Training Program Consultation
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Receive a Fitness consultation session via Skype with Tony. Discuss your fitness goals and receive a 1 month Training plan to be followed at your local gym. 1 Follow up Consultation session included.
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$550 CAD
Personalized Fitness Program - Costa Rica
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For locals and foreigners, donors receive a 1 month personalized Fitness program. Which includes measurements, 2 Personal Training sessions with Tony per week, & Nutritional Meal Plan.
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$1,500 CAD
1 Month - Virtual 'Flash' Training & Meal Plan
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Receive a 1 month Personalized Fitness Program guided by Tony, known to have quick results. Includes: Weekly Nutritional Plan; 2 Training Plans; Weekly Virtual Consultations. 1 month program
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$3,000 CAD
12 week -Virtual Lifestyle Change Fitness Program
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Receive a personalized program designed to help you achieve a lifestyle change for better health. Includes: Bi-Weekly Nutritional Plan; Bi-Weekly Training Plan; Monthly Progress checks; Virtual consultations
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$5,000 CAD
Fitness & Adventure Experience, Turrialba,CR
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Receive a Personalized Fitness Program according to the number of days in Turrialba, Costa Rica. Includes: Personal Training; Nutritional Plan; 1 Therapeutic Massage; 1 Zipline tour or Rafting tour.
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