In 1998 the Healthworks Corporation was profoundly inspired by "Women helping Women."
More than a slogan, women helping women is a practice that occurs daily in each of the five Healthworks Fitness Centers. The concept of women helping women was powerfully illustrated when Healthworks Fitness Center's 18,000 members lobbied to change the Massachusetts State Law to protect women's rights to exercise and/or work in an all women's fitness facility.
Motivated by the accomplishments of the Healthworks membership community, owner Mark Harrington established Healthworks Community Fitness , a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to help women from disenfranchised communities embrace that same sense of empowerment and achieve optimal health.
Donating a significant portion of its revenues, Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women committed itself to helping the less fortunate by "doing what Healthworks does best," namely strengthening women through exercise and the practice of self care and preservation.
Healthworks Community Fitness operates two non-profit fitness centers in Dorchester: Healthworks at St. Mary's and Healthworks at Codman.
Healthworks Community Fitness also partners with other nonprofit organizations which address the needs of women and children in the areas of health, wellness and athletics, violence prevention and survival, and economic empowerment. – less–ZoomInfo