DUNMORE, Pa. -- Tim Muenkel owns Keystone Crossfit in Dunmore and absolutely adores animals.
His pit bull, Reagan, is a rescue and the unofficial mascot of his gym.
A month ago, Muenkel posed a challenge to raise money for True Friends Animal Welfare Center in Susquehanna County.
For every dollar collected, Muenkel promised to do a burpee and when the money was tallied it came to $1,230.
"Within 2 minutes we had 500 dollars, you know that's how the community is, we love to give but it's also fun for it to be a reason," said Muenkel.
Not familiar with a burpee?
Well, this is it - a full body exercise and doing more than one thousand burpees is hard, really, really hard.
"I feel bad for him, i feel sorry for him and his body, because that's gonna be hard on his body. i'm not much of a fitness expert, but that's borderline superhuman," said Jonathon Onyon who works at true friends animal welfare center.
Muenkel had a little help from a friend, fellow crossfit coach Jule musto.
He did a thousand burpees, and she did the rest.
"I also kind of like burpees as much as a person could like burpees, so i volunteered to do so," said Musto.
Muenkel says he's happy to hurt a little if it means helping animals in need.
Tim says, "I decided to kind of up the ante a little bit and put some of my own suffering on the line because everyone loves to torture their coach with burpees."