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PIVOT + ENERGY

Pivot + Energy

BREAKING BARRIERS

For six years, Energy Fitness has supported Pivot's efforts in Madagascar. While each year presents a new set of challenges, we are committed to aiding their efforts and breaking barriers they face each day to expand their reach three-fold. Geographical and transportation challenges are high on the list, but also funding and staffing are an ever-present reality.

HEALTH AS A HUMAN RIGHT

Driven by a commitment to health as a human right, Pivot combines quality healthcare services with rigorous scientific research to prevent needless suffering, strengthen public health systems, and shape scalable healthcare solutions for Madagascar and beyond. 

 

MAKING AN IMPACT

Working closely with the Government of Madagascar, Pivot is helping those who suffer from inadequate health systems lead themselves and their families toward healthier lives. By measuring their impact on population health in Ifanadiana District since 2014, Pivot knows that their health system strengthening activities have supported a rise in healthcare access and meaningful change in key population health outcomes, such as child mortality, over the past 9 years.

To learn more about Pivot’s work, talk to an Energy team member, or check out their website: www.pivotworks.org

Challenge Details Below

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LIVING IN

Remote Villages

Breaking Barriers Challenge

OCTOBER 16 - 30

To bring awareness to the challenges of those in Madagascar and the barriers that Pivot faces to provide further healthcare services, we're going to overcome our own physical barriers. During this challenge, you will select one (or more) of Energy's "Barriers" or one of your own, write it on the provided card and post it to the challenge wall. Once you overcome your obstacle you can tear down your card in victory! All participants who break their barrier will be put into a drawing to win great prizes.

DONATE TO PARTICIPATE

LEVEL 1: $25 Donation

Entry into Breaking Barriers Challenge

LEVEL 2: $50 Donation

Entry into Breaking Barriers Challenge

Exclusive Pivot + Energy Shirt

LEVEL 3: $100+ Donation

Entry into Breaking Barriers Challenge

Exclusive Pivot + Energy Shirt

1-on-1 Coaching Session

 

ENERGY BARRIERS

Our team has crafted a few obstacles to challenge you physically and mentally. Which one will you tackle? Will it be just one? Or multiple?

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RUN CHALLENGE

To overcome this barrier you must run a marathon (26.2 miles) cumulatively throughout the challenge.

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BENCH CHALLENGE

To overcome this barrier you must bench press 1,000 pounds cumulatively throughout the challenge.

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BIKE CHALLENGE

To overcome this barrier you must bike 75 miles cumulatively throughout the challenge.

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PULL UP CHALLENGE

To overcome this barrier you must complete 100 pull-ups cumulatively throughout the challenge.

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ROWING CHALLENGE

To overcome this barrier you must row 10,000 meters cumulatively throughout the challenge.

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CLASS CHALLENGE

To overcome this barrier you must attend 10 studio classes throughout the challenge.

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SQUAT CHALLENGE

To overcome this barrier you must squat 1,400 pounds cumulatively throughout the challenge.

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HYDRATION CHALLENGE

To overcome this barrier you must drink 1 gallon of water every day of the challenge.

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This light-weight, ultra-comfortable long sleeve tee combines moisture-wicking performance and unbeatable tri-blend softness.

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Pivot in Madagascar

KEY NUMBERS

  • Madagascar is the 4th largest island in the world — roughly the size of Texas!

  • 26 million people live in Madagascar.

  • 75% of the population lives below the poverty line (approximately $2/day).

  • When Pivot started in 2014, 1 in 7 children died before the age of 5 and 1 in 14 mothers died from childbirth.

WHAT DOES PIVOT DO?

  • Pivot supports the Public Health System from top to bottom.

  • They have over 250 staff from doctors and pharmacists, from cleaners to ambulance drivers.

  • Pivot collects data on everything they do so they can constantly evaluate and improve programs.

  • Infrastructure improvements (including electricity and water).

  • Fix supply chains (are the medicines you need available?).

  • Cover patient costs for care (about $0.58/visit).

  • Ensure facilities are fully staffed.

  • Train staff at all levels of care (hospital, health center, community).

  • Operate the only 24/7 ambulance network outside the capital.

  • Manage specialized clinical programs for malnutrition, TB, maternal health, etc.

BREAKING BARRIERS

  • For 9 years, Pivot has worked in a district of 200,000 people.  In 2024, they are expanding to an entire region of Madagascar covering 1,000,000 people. 

  • Lack of roads can mean it takes days to reach a health center.

  • At <$1 per visit, the cost of medicine is still more than many people can afford.

  • Leaving home means leaving your family and your fields.

  • Madagascar is so far from our every day lives that it is hard to imagine what life is like.

Expanding Districts

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Overall Reach

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Current Barriers

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