New program helps veterans stay fit

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A new program makes sure veterans stay in shape long after their military service is over.

A group of 15 local veterans are taking a 100-day challenge to improve their physical and mental health.

The program requires the veterans to workout three times a week, on top of a group workout session and class on Saturdays.

The classroom program focuses on several things including the body’s response to stress and resilience.

Another key aspect of this pilot program is focused on the veterans’ nutrition and makes sure they are eating right.

“For me personally, it’s very exciting because I’m feeling the comradery that I felt in the military with my fellow veterans here.  We are working through some of the same things that we did in the service, but we are working with professional personal trainers,” said Frank McClement, Saratoga County Veterans Service Agency Director.

The Saratoga County Veterans Service Agency partners with Purebred Athletics and Dig Deep Chiropractic & Massage Therapy for this program.

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