Homer Corps women open fitness room

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By Karen Gleason –

Judy Knight

Galvanized by the corps’ Home League members, the Homer, Alaska, corps set up a fitness room with two recumbent bikes, two elliptical machines, a treadmill and a resistance weight bench.

“I love it,” said Judy Knight, a Home League member. “It’s a good way to lose weight and fellowship with other Christians.”

Members expressed a desire to work on their health, yet Corps Officer Christin Fankhauser acknowledged the expense of many gym memberships. So the corps obtained the equipment primarily through donations and local thrift store purchases.

“We began working on our fitness together by exercising to indoor walking videos once a month,” Fankhauser said. “All of our ladies expressed how grateful they were to be able to work out in a place and with people they were comfortable with.”

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