For many people that have been to prison, it can be tough to find a place where you can go. There are many businesses who shy away from hiring someone that was previously incarcerated. However, a one gym in Boston is looking to change life outside for these ex-cons. The aim of this entire program is to allow people who have been jailed a place to train, get an income, and help get them on the right track. A growing problem among those who have been released from jail is the possibility of returning. Some think it is because these people want to go back to jail. I do believe that there are a select few that prefer the confines of jail to the real world.
However, I think that a large percentage of those who were in jail go back because they go back to their old lives. This situation isn’t really the fault of the prisoner. It is a sad state of affairs when someone is released in to the world, only to find themselves back with the same old crowd. However, situations happens and people can find themselves doing the things that were originally responsible for them being admitted in the first place. This new gym in Boston hopes to make a big change for those being released from jail. One of the daily events that newly released inmates can have is trouble finding a job. Most of us take a few weeks to send applications, go to interviews, and get a job. However, inmates can have an extremely difficult time finding the right job for them.
In addition, these released inmates will need enough money to live which can really add up. Another great benefit of this program is that it helps to train these people to become personal trainers. There is a huge demand for personal trainer work all over the United States. When you consider how long some of these ex-inmates lifted weights, it makes perfect sense that they could become personal trainers. Many health clubs are filled with people smaller than who they are giving advice to. In addition, I would think that some of the gyms would prefer to have a couple beefed up ex cons watching over the property. I don’t think that anyone is going to be breaking in after seeing muscled up personal trainers standing within the building. I think that these programs are great for helping ex-cons to live a new life. Everyone makes mistakes in life and coming back from that is important.
I think having an outlet for these recently released prisoners to work and have a life is a great thing. Best of all, it allows them to get used to a taste of a life that does not involve crime which limits repeat offenders. I was recently looking through some of the programs when I came across one in New York called Conbody. I love the themes of the fitness classes, after all some people in prison are in great shape. You can actually view pages of the trainers which was my favorite part of the website. Trust me, when you see how they have themed the pictures for their staff, you will probably get a kick out of it. I found someone getting lost in the stories that I read about each of the trainers.