Kit is a trainer for Custom Body Bootcamp and has helped with the weight loss transformation of many of our members. Kit cares and it shows. His students love his fun and supportive approach towards helping them reach their weight loss goals. But Kit’s drive to do good and be good in this world has made him more then just a fitness trainer as fills his free time by organizing food drives for skid row. Over the past year, members and staff at CBB have joined in his work by helping to acquire donations and packing food and necessity bags to be distributed to the people of LA that need them most…LA’s Skid Row.
Meet KIT JOHN, 23…
Tell us why do you do what you do?
My parents have always taught me to be thankful for everything I have. So I’m always grateful. My parents have always given back since the beginning of time from what I can remember.This is my main reason, this is how I was raised. To give to others.
How did you first get involved in supporting the resident’s of Los Angeles Skid Row?
I got involved in community work through the running group that I started two years ago. I reached out to my own personal network to continue this work to benefit others.
What kind of support do you offer them?
We try to offer them the essentials like tooth brushes, tooth paste, deodorant, razor blades and then support them nutritionally with fresh fruit, vegetables and staple food products for health and nourishment. We offer them our respect and gratitude as well for giving us the gift of helping them.
What kind of donations do you look for and what would you like to acquire for them?
We are looking for basic toiletries for both men and women. Products that you need, they need. It is pretty simple. Small travel sizes are good for transporting and distribution. Plus always fresh fruit, vegetables and easy healthy snacks that can be eaten on the go or without preparation.
Have you worked with other charities?
Yes, I have also worked with youth groups under Shi-Chi Youth Empowerment Solutions.
Why do you think it is important for everyone to care about what happens to the people on Skid Row?
The people that are on skid row may look down but they are not out. They are people just like you and me that can use a helping hand. The greatest gift int he world is to tbe the hand that gives. We also respect that this is their home, so I think it is important for us all to remember and treat it as such- HOME.