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May 25, 2015
IL nonprofit created program catering to disabled veterans, who sometimes end up discouraged due to "poor attitudes and physical barriers" at traditional gyms.
"Keith Aguina, a veteran who is a quadriplegic, often encountered poor attitudes and physical barriers at the gym. Staff didn't know how to help Aguina, of Crest Hill — who enlisted in the military in 1977 — when he worked out. They often didn't try. That changed when Aguina joined Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies, which helps injured veterans attain their fitness goals. Aguina learned to use gym equipment for optimum cardiovascular fitness and strength. He also felt welcomed." -- Jeanne Milsap, Associated Press, via the Joliet Herald-News