Republic Training Center hosting fundraiser for Mama’s Kitchen on Sunday

Co-owners of the Republic Training Center, Dave Nielsen and Gina Reyes, pose for a photo after competing in a local Muay Thai/Kickboxing tournament in San Diego.

The newly opened Republic Training Center at 1735 Garnet Ave. in Pacific Beach is hosting a fundraiser, Sunday, November 14, from 6:00–9:00 p.m. for Mama’s Kitchen, the organization that provides meals and nutritional assistance to people affected by aids and cancer. The event will feature a Muay Thai Kickboxing exhibition, an art and photo exhibit, live musical performances, a DJ along with complimentary snacks and hors d’oeuvres. Master fitness trainer Gina Reyes, co-owner of the gym, will manage the event. Reyes wants to encourage the media and the community to get together and make a difference in the lives of the many San Diegans living with AIDS and Cancer.


“Being in the health and fitness industry we’ve had the opportunity to help countless people get healthy and of course fit,” states Reyes. “Sadly, we can’t reach everyone and that’s where Mama’s Kitchen comes in.  Mama’s Kitchen allows us to extend our reach to adults and children in need of healthy meals and proper nutrition.”

Reyes has long been active in giving back to her community. With over a decade of private and group fitness training experience, she’s helped countless people reach their health and fitness goals. She said hosting this event is an honor for her.

“Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and there’s nothing more gratifying for me than to help the less fortunate enjoy this and many more healthy meals and happy holidays,” said Reyes. “Come and enjoy the party and buy a $20 pie. All proceeds go to support Mama’s Kitchen…help us make a difference!”

About Mama’s Kitchen

Mama’s Kitchen was founded in 1990 as a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization, preparing and delivering food to men, women and children who are affected by AIDS or cancer.  They annually provide food to over 1,500 people living throughout San Diego County. Mama’s Kitchen is committed to making a difference.  For more info on Mama’s Kitchen visit

About Republic Training Center:

Republic Training Center is a Pacific Beach Sport, Fitness and Martial Arts Gym featuring: American Boxing MMA (voted the #1 Boxing Gym in San Diego on Channel 10’s 2010 A-List), Firm Body Pilates, MySD Personal Trainer and CrossFit Elite Pacific Beach. Founded by the fight and fitness duo of Muay Thai Kickboxing Champion Dave Nielsen and Master Fitness Trainer Gina Reyes, Republic offers classes and instruction in Stott Pilates, Personal Training, CrossFit, Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling. The high quality of instruction and diversity in training ensures they have something for everyone. For more info about Republic Training Center visit their website:

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