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Local Powerlifter is Training Other Athletes to Win

In his early teens, Steve Helmicki considered himself a bit of an undersized football player, which led him to begin training in his parents’ attic with a DP vinyl and sand weight set and a Bill Grant fitness manual. While countless other young athletes might have a similar story to tell, very few — if any — have ever taken it quite as far as Helmicki.

Kids age 10-12 learn basic fitness principles in Town of Tonawanda's "Crash Course"

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department announced the fall schedule for this year’s Crash Course, a class that familiarizes kids with fitness equipment and gym etiquette.

Beginning Sunday, September 5 and running through October 24, classes will be held each Sunday in the fitness room at the Town of Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center (AFC), 1 Pool Plaza in Tonawanda from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Classes are $20.00 for AFC members and $32.00 for non-members.  Participants can register online using class code 412072-01 or in person at the AFC.

“We feel that it’s important to offer an introduction to the state of the art fitness equipment we have at the Aquatic and Fitness Center,” added Councilman Dan Crangle, Chairman of the Youth, Parks and Recreation Committee. “And gym etiquette benefits everyone.”