WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. - Powerhouse Gym's of Brownstown, Dearborn and Lincoln Park are offering free all access gym memberships to the 800 plus members of The Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association (WCDSA.)
Mike Agemy, director of operations for the Powerhouse responded to a request from WCDSA Vice President Jeremy Cady to help corporals and deputies stay in the best shape possible while working in less than ideal conditions.
Agemy say he is making it his mission to give back to the communities near his three gyms by helping members of their public safety forces.
"Jeremy came to me, explained to me what these men and women are going through and I knew I had to do whatever I could to give back. I spoke with my management team and together we came up with this idea. The men and women who protect us 24/7 need to be in the best health possible. It is understandable for municipalities to have to cut back on funding for some programs due to the economy, but to have nothing for those who we expect to put their life on the line in a moment's notice is not acceptable," said Agemy.
"Coming from the jails prior to assuming my current position, I've endured what the large portion of our members are dealing with on a daily basis," said Cady. "Our fitness equipment is depilated and unsafe. We have machines held together with tape. I went to the rest of executive board and made it a priority to do something to help our members. I sent out letters asking for donations of fitness equipment. I have called and emailed several community leaders and discussed options to help the members. I decided to approach tax payers directly so I could explain firsthand the conditions our members work in. When I contacted Mike, he was looking for a way to give back to the community. I explained to Mike what our members were going through and almost immediately Mike and I began to discuss ways his organization could help. This is truly a statement by the community that our members are not forgotten. We cannot thank Mike and Powerhouse Gym's of Brownstown, Dearborn and Lincoln Park enough."
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