Gym Source Supports All Hands Working to Aid Firefighter Fitness

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Gym Source, the nation’s leading provider of innovative fitness solutions, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of All Hands Working, an organization dedicated to supporting health and wellness for firefighters and first responders.

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We appreciate the enthusiastic support from Gym Source and Cybex International in helping us reach our goals to keep first responders safe in the line of duty.

Gym Source is pleased to announce its sponsorship of All Hands Working, an organization dedicated to preventing injuries in the line of duty for firefighters and first responders by providing fitness equipment to fire departments. Together with Cybex International, manufacturer of premiere cardio and strength training machines—and major supporter of All Hands Working—Gym Source is committed to strengthening efforts to improve physical fitness among critical emergency personnel.

“We are firm believers in the mission of All Hands Working. Gym Source has always been an active participant in the community affairs of the cities and states where we operate. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Cybex International in support of this worthy organization,” says Richard Miller, CEO of Gym Source. “By giving first responders the means to train effectively, All Hands Working helps keep our entire community safe. We are honored to share this mission with our good friends at Cybex and with the hardworking individuals at All Hands Working.”

All Hands Working is a not-for-profit organization co-founded in 2012 by Danny Watkins, offensive guard for the Philadelphia Eagles, and Joe Gordon, a volunteer and career firefighter in greater Philadelphia. As a former firefighter from Kelowna, British Columbia, Danny has close ties to the fire service community, and has made it his personal mission to help under-funded first responder organizations receive the life-saving training, fitness programs, and equipment necessary to stay healthy. All Hands Working has a strong partnership with the Leary Firefighters Foundation, a premier provider of funding and resources for emergency services personnel, and works closely with that organization to assist a wide network of firefighters and first responders.

“We appreciate the enthusiastic support from Gym Source and Cybex International in helping us reach our goals to keep first responders safe in the line of duty,” says Joe Gordon, President of All Hands Working. “Most people think that burns and smoke inhalation are a firefighter’s biggest health risks on the job. In reality, more than 50% of on-the-job injuries are directly related to overexertion, and over half of line-of-duty deaths are directly related to heart attacks and cardiovascular problems. What’s more, firefighters face a 300% greater risk of suffering a heart attack simply by performing their jobs.”

For more information about how Gym Source and Cybex support All Hands Working, call (800) GYM-SOURCE. For more information about donating to All Hands Working—or to learn how your emergency services organization can apply for a grant—please contact Joe Gordon at (856) 258-6754 or visit http://www.allhandsworking.org.

ABOUT GYM SOURCE
Gym Source, headquartered in New York, NY, is America’s largest distributor of residential and commercial fitness equipment—and an undisputed leader in fitness expertise. With 31 stores in 10 states, and more than 200,000 customers in 47 countries, Gym Source maintains its reputation by consistently providing the best customer service and selling only the best equipment. The in-house Gym Source team of fitness experts and service personnel can design, deliver, install and service the fitness needs of any facility. To learn more about how the Gym Source commercial team can provide solutions for your fitness facility, call (800) GYM-SOURCE or visit us at http://www.GymSource.com

ABOUT ALL HANDS WORKING
All Hands Working is a charity founded in 2012 by Joe Gordon with the help of Danny Watkins. Working as both a volunteer and career firefighter for over ten years, Joe Gordon noticed a need for programs that assist firefighters when they become injured in the line of duty. Conversations with Danny Watkins about the need to provide a program that would not only help injured firefighters, but work to prevent injuries in the first place, turned the idea into a reality. All Hands Working provides an avenue for under-funded departments to receive life saving training, fitness programs, and equipment necessary to stay healthy. All Hands Working has a strong affiliation with the Leary Firefighters Foundation. For more information, visit our website at http://allhandsworking.org/.

ABOUT CYBEX INTERNATIONAL
Cybex International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment. The Cybex product line, which includes a full range of strength and cardio training machines, is designed using exercise science to reflect the natural movement of the human body. Led by the Cybex Research Institute, Cybex fitness equipment is engineered to produce optimal results for users from the first-time exerciser to the professional athlete. Cybex designs and builds its products in the USA for a wide range of facilities, from commercial health clubs to home gyms, in more than 85 countries worldwide. For more information on Cybex and its products, visit the Company’s website at http://www.cybexintl.com.

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