CTS Fitness & Performance group

CTS Fitness & Performance hosted a charity workout for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The group raised $1,900 in less than one hour.

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Physical fitness is not just good for the body. Sometimes, it can also help make a difference in times of crisis.

This is what CTS Fitness & Performance proved when it recently hosted a charity workout for the benefit of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

A sports performance and fitness training center in Napa, the team, led by founder John Cortese, organized a special 45-minute workout session for its members on Saturday, Sept. 2.

“This is not the first time we’ve done this, so after seeing the devastation caused by Harvey, my team and I knew that we had to do something,” Cortese said.

Around 50 people joined the workout-for-a-cause session, and each of them was asked a minimum of $5 to participate. CTS Fitness & Performance then matched all the money raised from contributions, dollar for dollar.

The fitness community’s combined efforts raised a total of $1,900, which was donated to the J.J. Watt Houston Flood Relief Fund via YouCaring.com.

The titular relief fund hosted by the NFL Houston Texans defensive end has already reached $30 million, said a news release.

Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas on Aug. 25, causing torrential flooding to Houston and other nearby areas.

“We are extremely grateful for the support of our members,” Cortese said. “The CTS Fitness & Performance family is as much about helping our brothers and sisters in need as it is about fitness and conditioning.”

CTS Fitness & Performance offers training programs for adult fitness; total youth conditioning, which includes fitness, speed and agility and general conditioning for students up to fifth grade; sports performance that includes athletic speed, strength and agility training for middle school, high school and college athletes and Olympic weightlifting.