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Hours at Fitness Center for Teens

Post Date:02/10/2016 4:17 PM

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NEWS RELEASE

February 10, 2016

 

Extended Hours at Fitness Center for Teens

 

The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks RE-Mix Team is proud to announce that the Fitness Center at the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center is open for all teens in the 7th grade through the 12th grade - and now has extended hours from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is also a new Fitness Center Technician in Robert “Bobby” Harper. Bobby has a wealth of expertise in fitness training and he is excited about this opportunity. Bobby is certified through the National Association of Sports Medicine and as a Health and Wellness Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

 

One reason Bobby connects well with youth is because he has not always been fit himself and has overcome personal obstacles. In high school, Bobby always considered himself to be overweight. As a 20-year-old, he weighed 265 pounds. Bobby wanted to join the military as well as possibly the Fire Academy, but realized that his weight was preventing him from achieving his goals. That is when Bobby decided to change his lifestyle.

 

Bobby found a trainer and began the road to healthy living. He changed his diet and began taking classes in exercise, science and nutrition. As some of his other peers pursued a career training athletes, Bobby decided that his calling was to give back what he learned to the youth.  Bobby moved back to Orcutt and became a personal trainer. Bobby has dedicated his life to helping others and he and a friend began a club where they both host boot camp style workouts for all ages.

 

Questions pertaining to the Fitness Center may be directed to Adam White at the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center, 925-0951 ext. 519.

 

 

 

Department:                           Recreation and Parks Department

Contact Person:                     Cindy Hoskins, Recreation Supervisor

Telephone Number:                (805) 925-0951 ext. 349

E-mail Address:                     choskins@cityofsantamaria.org

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