Our team does physical training three times a week. We do it to get in shape for our jobs. Physical training helps our team a lot because a long day of hard labor we can relax and put our minds on something else. For our first round, we got passes to a local gym for free from a staff member of Gorman Heritage Farm. That helps our team a lot because we do not have to do the same thing over and over. We are able to go to the gym and do different things on our own. There are all kinds of weight machines, cardio machines, and gyms available to us.
From L to R: Hillary, Christina, Darcy, Gaby, Diana
We use the fitness center as a team on Monday where everyone can choose to do individual activities. On Wednesday, we play team sports like soccer, football or capture the flag. Friday is our “free” day where we are free to do whatever activities we want for PT. Some people run the trails at the farm. Some people use work out videos. I like to go to the soccer fields that surround the gym and play pick up games.
From L to R: Drew, Phil, Sam, Greg, Brad
I have met many new people at the fitness center. Many have become my friends. We play soccer together. Most of them are the same age as me. It has been a lot of fun getting to know so many locals outside of the farm.