Countdown to the Throwdown!  3 Days Left!  Time to dig deep.

Good evening everyone.  This will be my last pre-Throwdown blog post, so I’m going to break from form and present this news thanks to not one, but two generous event sponsors tonight. 

This post and the 2019 Holiday Throwdown are brought to you by Shannon Astorino and Astorino’s Tree Service & Todd Severson and TLS Companies.  

Here’s a word from Astorino’s.

Astorino’s Tree Service is a locally owned and family operated tree service with over 15 years of unmatched expertise. We handle everything from trimming to removals, stump grinding to brush hauling. We are committed to our customers’ satisfaction and strive to be the highest quality tree service in SE MN.  Call or text Jesse today at 507-273-3616.



Here is a word from TLS.

TLS Companies is a Commercial Contracting firm that provides services on Development, Contracting and/or Consulting.  Please contact Todd Severson [email protected] or 507-208-0679″



Thank you, Shannon and Todd!


As you all know the 2019 Holiday Throwdown is not only a chance for us to get together and celebrate our Progression community and our hard-earned fitness, but also a chance for us to give back to our community, to do some good in the city we call home.  Thanks to our sponsors and each of you the Holiday Throwdown is a fundraiser to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester. 


We have already succeeded in our mission to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club, so tonight I am writing to challenge you.  Dig deep and pour out your generosity this week. Buy those raffle tickets! We have amazing prizes thanks to our awesome community.  All of those items you see represented on the raffle table were donated in order to bolster our donation this holiday season.  

Raffle items:

  • DoTERRA Product Package valued at over $250
  • $100 Scheels Gift Card
  • $100 Rogue Gift Card
  • Gatorz Sunglasses
  • MyZone Heart Rate Monitor
  • $50 worth of tokens for the Rochester Farmers’ Market
  • $50 Gift Card to Bitter and Pour
  • $50 Gift Card to Twigs Tavern
  • $40 worth of Gift Cards to Miracle Nails
  • $50 toward any massage service with Donna Albertson


Let’s represent our COMMUNITY-FITNESS-PASSION well.  Not interested in the raffle items? Cash donations are welcome. All the funds in the box below the raffle table will go directly to the Boys & Girls Club.  If you want to write a check, write it directly to the Boys and Girls Club, not to Progression. 


Last but not least.  Thank you for purchasing your Holiday Throwdown shirts.  We raised over a thousand dollars through the shirt sales.  There are a few shirts left for purchase on the check-in desk.  Please scoop them up and build that donation.


We have so much to celebrate.   Thank you. We the staff, are truly grateful for each of you. Happy Holidays and Good Luck this Saturday.


One more shout out to all our sponsors: Linda Gates, GRI, Chris and Rachel Tuttle: Empowered Family Chiropractic, Jason Carey Realtor: The Trusted Team Re/Max Results, Alex Lair: Echelon Wealth Partners.