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Hershey area gym provides personal training and coaching for people with special needs

Aug. 26, 2015

By Daniel Urie | Penn Live

At Fitness 4 Focus you will find treadmills and medicine balls and individuals doing push-ups and sit-ups just like any other gym. But, you will also find athletes learning how to read from a list of exercises and working to improve their anxiety.

About a decade ago, Chris Russell who was working as a therapeutic support staff employee at the time, was playing catch with an individual with special needs and noticed that the student had deficits in the areas of physical endurance, strength and coordination. At that time he came up with the idea of a gym for individuals with special needs.

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