Isaac Calpito’s Impact on No Kid Hungry

Interview by Billy Shore

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

How do you raise $1M to feed hungry kids? Celebrity trainer, choreographer and Broadway dancer Isaac Calpito joins Debbie and Billy Shore to talk about using his platform to amplify support for No Kid Hungry. Calpito developed a workout called Torch’d on Instagram TV every day when the pandemic hit and encouraged his followers to make donations to No Kid Hungry. “So many wonderful things are happening because people are showing up, not only for their bodies and their minds, but with this beautiful connection that we have for giving,” he explains. “There’s something so intrinsically basic about a child eating. It’s deeply important to me and clearly deeply important to my followers,” he says.

“The fact that we can still raise over $20K in 45 minutes after doing this every day for six months is a testament to the fact that there is good in the world,” says Calpito. So far, he has raised more than $800K of his $1M goal. “Who knows what the future holds, but my followers are stuck with me. We’re just going to watch this thing grow and the sky is the limit,” he concludes.

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Isaac Calpito

Isaac Calpito

Isaac Calpito is a celebrity trainer, choreographer and Broadway dancer. Using his experience crafting the main stages of the pop music world and training artists to sculpt their bodies in preparation for their demanding projects, Calpito has created a sustainable workout called Torch’d that burns fat, builds stamina and gets results. Born and raised in Hawaii, he has trained and worked with superstars in TV/Film, Broadway and music, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Ripa, Vanessa Hudgens, Ariana Grande, Priyanka Chopra, Hugh Jackman, Brooke Shields, Lucy Liu, and Faye Dunaway to name a few.