COLORADO SPRINGS – As the partial government shutdown continues, a Colorado Springs martial arts academy is offering some gym time to furloughed employees.
This is happening at Calvary Family Martial Arts and Fitness and it’s free for affected families.
“They can take out some stress while they’re here,” said Isaac Costley, the gym’s owner.
Costley got the idea after a furloughed employee mentioned to the owner that they might have to quit the gym since they weren’t getting paid and what money they had needed to go elsewhere. But it’s not just access to weights they’ll be getting.
“We’ll also teach them how to manage stress,” Costley said. “So it’s not just doing physically activity, we’ll put them through some mental drills as well to teach them how to with that anxiety,”
Costley says the free offer stands as long as the shutdown last.
More about Calvary Martial Arts can be found on their webpage, cfmaf.com.