Gym Lou’s Receives $600,000 Grant to Certify Local Fitness Trainers
FARMINGTON — A Farmington gym has received a substantial federal grant that it hopes to use to stimulate jobs and businesses in the fitness industry.
The $600,000 grants comes from the Department of Health and Human Services' Community and Economic Development program.
Gym Lou's 24-hour fitness center, located at 416 W. Broadway St., is a nonprofit operated by Capacity Builders, Inc., or CBI, which applied for the grant. Within the next few months, Gym Lou's plans to use the money to train 10 former student athletes a year with the eventual goal of turning them into small business owners who can then expand fitness businesses throughout the region.
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416 W. Broadway, Farmington, NM, 505.592.3845