Local gym promoting veteran support program

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By Staff

Workout Anytime in Bardstown is promoting a program called Lift for the 22, a non-profit organization supporting veterans.

“They raise awareness for the 22 veterans that commit suicide on a daily basis,” said Kyle Lax, manager of the gym on W. John Rowan Boulevard next to Peebles. “One of the biggest reasons for that is the broken transition from the military to civilian life. Partnering with gyms has been something they have had a lot of success with in helping veterans get on the right track and right path.”

According to its website, Lift for the 22 partners with fitness facilities across the country to provide free one-year gym memberships to veterans with the idea that maintaining physical fitness and joining a fitness community will help with that transition.

“This is a veteran-driven gym and community-driven,” so supporting programs such as Lift for the 22 is important to the staff, Lax said.

To support and promote the program, the gym has offered a raffle for items such as a signed bottle of bourbon from Lux Row and a three-month gym membership. The business will also host WOKH 102.7 FM on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the station will have its own raffle for prizes such as a Big Green Egg, Holiday World passes and other items.

The gym will also have an obstacle course that day, opening around noon, and will be grilling out if the weather allows.

Lax said those interested in learning more about Lift for the 22 and other events can follow the gym on Facebook.