These fitness-focused charitable organizations will give your workout a higher purpose.

Stoked Mentoring
This high school program pushes students out of their comfort zone by exposing them to action sports like snowboarding and surfing. Mentors accompany kids to practice on weekends and help with college applications and career prep. Stoked's track record is impressive: Kids who commit to the program for at least one year have a 100 percent high school graduation rate.

By providing scuba diving instruction and organizing trips worldwide, this nonprofit offers physically disabled children (and adults) a chance for exciting, pain-free exercise. Trained volunteers lead practice sessions in local pools before participants venture into open water for their first dive.

Girls on the Run
Sign up to become a running coach or buddy for a young girl as she trains for a 5K race. As you jog beside her in twice-weekly practices or on race day, you'll watch her confidence grow with every mile.

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