On November 3, 2018, the Newtown Athletic Club celebrated 40 years of fitness in the only way they know how – in STYLE.
Over 2,000 NAC members were treated to an exquisite celebration with a private concert featuring Grammy-nominated country star Dierks Bentley and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer group The O’Jays.
Jim Worthington, the owner of the Newtown Athletic Club, wanted to devote an evening to appreciating the members who have supported their local business for 4 decades. Just as important as celebrating the membership, the event was designed as a donation-based event in order to raise money for the NAC Have a Heart Foundation in support of ALS Research in honor of NAC member Matt Bellina.
Photo credits: Oscar Mikols
The NAC Have a Heart Foundation is the NAC’s charitable arm supporting many causes, with ALS research being among them. Matt Bellina, a 34-year-old former Navy Pilot who was diagnosed with ALS in 2014 is the inspiration to keep on doing the only thing we can to fight this horrible disease and that is to raise money to find a cure.
In 2018, the Right to Try Bill was passed into law with Matt Bellina’s name on it, as well as another Bucks County native, Frank Mongiello. These two gentlemen along with Worthington and the foundation fought hard in Washington DC to pass this bill.
“This celebration is the culmination of a lifelong vision for creating arguably the finest health club in the world enriching the fabric of our community and setting an example for the fitness industry globally at every level of expertise.” –Jim Worthington, Owner, Newtown Athletic Club, President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, Founder NAC Have a Heart Foundation.
Check out this video about NAC’s 40-year evolution: