Brisbane Youth Service
Brisbane Youth Service

What is Burpees for BYS?

Burpees for BYS is an annual BYS fundraising campaign, initiated by Dave the Trainer in 2017.

In 2017, Dave Kramer (Dave the Trainer) completed 3000 burpees in 8.5 hours to raise awareness of youth homelessness in Brisbane. Dave raised over $6000 for BYS in 2017 and again in 2018, through donations from individuals and organisations.

In 2019, we are aiming to broaden participation in Burpees for BYS to increase awareness of youth homelessness in Brisbane and raise funds to build new futures for young people facing homelessness.

“Our fitness community cares about making a difference, and as a unit we will burpee and fundraise our way to ending youth homelessness.” Dave

The 2019 Burpees for BYS Challenge will coincide with:

  • Youth Homelessness Matters Day – April 2019

The 2019 fundraising target for Burpees for BYS is $15,000.

How do I get involved?

Burpees for BYS is a challenge that calls on individuals and fitness leaders to  support homeless and at risk youth. This means fundraising for Brisbane Youth Service between March and April 2019, to help reach our target of $15,000.

All fitness leaders (CrossFit facilitators, F45 facilitators, bootcamp providers, group fitness providers, studio owners, personal trainers, gym owners) and general public can be involved by doing any of the following:

Challenge yourself, your team or organisation to raise money for homeless young people in Brisbane and surrounding areas.

Here are some ideas about how to do that:

  • 100 Burpee Challenge – can you do 100? how fast can you do 100?
  • 30 minute Burpee Challenge – join Dave in your lunch hour for your personal 30 minute burpee challenge
  • Personal challenge – pick a number that means something to you
  • While your fitness class is on, have your team members rotate as the burpee master (alternating the person doing burpees throughout the class)
  • Challenge Dave the Trainer – do you think you have it in you to take on Dave in an 8 hour burpee challenge?
  • The 12-hour Guinness World Record is up for grabs …

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For the Fitness Community

Our fitness community, empowers our youth!

On Youth Homelessness Matters Day we encourage all fitness organisations (gyms, crossfit boxes, bootcamps, fitness centres, personal trainers, studios etc) to complete as many burpees as possible to show your support for ending youth homelessness. As a fitness community, we empower our youth.

Each individual fitness organisation can decide on their own way of doing this; some suggestions are:

  • Have one person doing burpees all day
  • Always have one person/one group doing burpees while a class is on. Alternate this person/group every minute or 2.
  • Have teams of people compete in each class to do as many burpees as possible as a team.
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How will I make a difference?

BYS supports vulnerable young people (aged 12-25 years) and their children to navigate life challenges and thrive in the community. BYS has been helping youth in Brisbane and surrounding areas since 1977.

Every dollar makes a real difference to young people right here in Brisbane:

  • $2000 – provide the basics for creating a home
  • $1000 – provide basic educational resources including computer equipment and uniforms
  • $500 – provide clothes, professional development or resume support to gain employment
  • $100 – provide targeted social activities like cooking and art classes

We need just 1500 people to donate $10 each to reach our $15,000 goal

  • Donate $10 for Dave to do 10 burpees – throw your lunch money behind Dave

We know burpees aren’t easy. We can’t all bust out 3000 burpees in 8.5 hours like Dave the Trainer. What’s your personal burpee challenge?


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