Central Toledo gym looking to bridge gaps in wellness with community day

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New spring programs are starting soon at local gyms all across the city, but the owner of Go Tyme Grynd fitness gym is using his influence to break cycles of crime with a new program and community day.

Within three years, 20% of formerly incarcerated Ohioans return to prison, according to data from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Deandre Gaston, the owner of the Go Tyme Grind fitness gym in central Toledo, said his goal is to lower that percentage by creating opportunities. He recently announced the new “Hood 2 Heath” program and an upcoming community day.

In collaboration with the Lucas County Commissioners Office, Deandre Gaston will use the program to empower formerly incarcerated individuals to earn fitness training certifications and build businesses tailored to uplift struggling communities and combat Toledo’s crime rate and health crisis.

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