The 5 in Fitness
Giving Back: Wellness for All.
“I get choked up.”
That’s how Dr. Ron Woodard, principal of Maplewood High School, responds when asked to describe the impact of the school’s new fitness center for students, faculty and parents.
“There has been an unaddressed need for wellness in our community for a long time,” says Woodard. “This is doing something about that.”
Nearly half of Maplewood High School’s 1000 students are economically disadvantaged. The school is located in Northeast Nashville.
“What we did was help them create a wellness center for more than just student-athletes,” says company president Dane Burks. “This space will be for everyone.”
Adds Woodard: “This is an amazing opportunity for our students, faculty, and parents. The center will be used by all three groups.”
The new center offers aerobic machines like treadmills, elliptical trainers, and indoor cycles as well as strength and conditioning equipment and olympic free weights.
Our company, Dane Burks & Co. Fitness, donated the equipment and worked closely with the folks at Journey Johnson's office at the YMCA to coordinate the effort.
“I get choked up when I think about what this means to our school,” says Dr. Woodard. ““We are very grateful.”
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