Coca-Cola is giving the city of Los Angeles $3 million to run fitness programs at parks and community centers led by military veterans, it was announced Thursday.
The Troops for Fitness program should be available in a dozen Los Angeles communities by 2016, according to Coca-Cola executives.
The grant would go towards veteran-run fitness activities, such as boot camps, golf clinics, cardio and strength-training workouts, running groups, yoga sessions, swim classes and hikes.
Michael Shull, general manager of the Recreation and Parks Department, said they are “grateful to our military veterans and Coca-Cola for their continued support to our city and the communities that we serve,” and “are looking forward to promoting healthy lifestyles to Angelenos of all
Troops for Fitness programs were also started in Detroit, Honolulu, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Newark and Sacramento.
— City News Service
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