'Fit But Not Forgotten' Fitness Program for Veterans

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RENO, Nev. -- Disabled veterans and disabled members of the armed forces will have a chance to hit the gym and get in shape this year for free starting today.

The City of Reno is launching 'Fit but Not Forgotten," a weekly fitness program our veterans to engage in an active lifestyle. A $20,000 grant helped fund the new facilities at the Evelyn Mount Community Center on Valley Road. Those facilities include a swimming pool, equipment accessible to the handicap and a cardio room.

Classes will be offered to veterans of any fitness level and will cover orientation and techniques to develop strength, endurance and flexibility.

"We bought some equipment that is specifically universal for people with disabilities so a person without a disability can use it, but all the equipment rolls away so someone in a wheel chair can access all the equipment as well, said April Wolfe, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist said.

The hour-long classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center on 1301 Valley Road in Reno.

Classes begin today at 5:30 p.m.

After finishing four classes, participants will be eligible for a free one year membership pass to the facility.

If you'd like to sign up, please contact April Wolfe at 775-333-7765 or via e-mail at wolfea@reno.gov.