Join Us in Welcoming InnerCity Weightlifting to Kendall Square!

| Aimee Sprung

ICWFor over a year, InnerCity Weightlifting has run twice weekly workouts at Microsoft New England. We are thrilled to see ICW expand to a new space in Kendall Square, and TUGG is teaming up with InsightSquared to throw a killer party to welcome them to the neighborhood.

Don’t miss the Hard Hat Happy Hour on Wednesday, February 11 at 6:30 PM—tour the raw fitness space, enjoy pizza and beer, play games, win prizes, score cool swag, and beat your boss in a burpee contest. Tickets are only $5 with all proceeds going to InnerCity Weightlifting.

I had the chance to talk with Krysta Voskowsky of TUGG about what to expect at Wednesday’s event:

1. What is TUGG?

TUGG is the community engagement platform that connects New England tech entrepreneurs with risky social innovation projects focused on education, entrepreneurship and life experiences for under-resourced youth.

2. Why ICW?

InnerCity Weightlifting is one of TUGG’s most successful portfolio nonprofits whose work truly embodies our mission. 

ICW uses fitness training as a tool to reduce violence and promote professional, personal and academic achievement among urban youth. By bringing local young people off the streets and into the gym, ICW empower them with the confidence to say no to violence and yes to opportunity. Each young person earns his or her certification in personal training and takes on clients like you and me, living and working in Boston’s tech community. ICW also helps students learn other life skills, entrepreneurship skills, homework & GED assistance, as well as a safe physical space for them to hang out, connect with their peers, and have fun. 


3. What is Hard Hat Happy Hour all about?

The Hard Hat Happy Hour is an exclusive chance for the Kendall Square community to welcome ICW to the neighborhood. Until now, ICW has operated out of its super-secret Dorchester location, but now they are opening a brand new, state-of-the-art gym facility in the heart of Kendall. This party is a way for us to welcome the staff & young people of ICW to our community, to help support their amazing cause, and for new supporters to learn what ICW is all about. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the raw fitness space (it’s almost completed), sign up for personal training memberships, compete in mini fitness challenges, enjoy beer and pizza, and score some cool swag. 

4. Any other TUGG events we should know about?

Every Sunday we host Community Tech Runs with our four Boston Marathon runners as they train for the race. More info here.

This Fortune Magazine Liquidity Event on February 24th

We have the 10th Annual TUGG Wine & Tequila party coming up in early April, expecting nearly 2000 people to attend this year – stay tuned for more details.

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