VA Butler Provides Personal Trainer for Veterans In Its Wellness Center - Butler VA Health Care System
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Butler VA Health Care System

 

VA Butler Provides Personal Trainer for Veterans In Its Wellness Center

February 14, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 14, 2018                                             

VA Butler Provides Personal Trainer for Veterans In Its Wellness Center

Butler, PA – VA Butler Healthcare’s Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program now offers Veterans the opportunity to work one-on-one with a personal trainer in its Wellness Center at the Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center.

“I love motivating people to take charge of their health by introducing them to exercise at the Wellness Center,” said Michelle Kovach, VA Butler’s Personal Trainer for Veterans. “Fitness is about so much more than exercise though. It is an impulse for positive change and it affects every aspect of your life. I encourage Veterans to take a step into the Wellness Center, it just might be the most important decision they make.”

Kovach is a certified personal trainer that works at VA Butler through a contract with the YMCA in Butler, PA. She is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am – 10:30am at the Wellness Center. In addition to a personal trainer, VA Butler’s Wellness Center offers full gym equipment and free, weekly fitness classes to include cardio, yoga, and martial arts.

Harold Shook, a U.S. Air Force and Army Reserve Veteran uses the Wellness Center and personal trainer services regularly. He says: “Without the personal trainer, I would have tried to develop my own workout, but I don’t understand how the exercises work my body or what exercises work well for me and Michelle helps me work my core, which I really need. I am strengthening my abdominal muscles.  I can now function at a much higher level.” 

Veterans must pre-register before participating at the Wellness Center or at the free, no appointment required fitness classes. For more information about the Wellness Center or personal trainer services, please contact the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program Manager at 878-271-6484.

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