Tom Purcell competing for Mr. Health and Fitness

by | May 5, 2022 | Trending News

Muscle and Fitness magazine’s Mr. Health and Fitness competition is underway with the Simon Family JCC’s Tom Purcell a strong competitor.

Purcell, the JCC’s Wellness and Fitness director, says “My goal each day is to help others obtain good health.”

A 56-year-old personal trainer who has run more than 100 half and full marathons, Purcell has been at the Simon Family JCC for six years.

The winner of the competition will be awarded $20,000. When asked about his plans for the money if he wins, Purcell says, “At the Simon Family JCC we help so many different types of people. We are a nonprofit organization that provides a wide variety of services to our community—seniors, student athletes, families. Our entire mission is to provide for and help others, to heal the world. We will find a way to make good use of the prize to help even more people!”

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