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Free fitness

By John Joyce
Published in News on August 27, 2014 1:46 PM

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Tricia Haigler created and owns Powerflow Fitness, a non-profit gym for children who cannot afford fitness classes or membership. Haigler put the gym together piece by piece from donations of equipment.

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Bear Johnson, right, trains Diamond George in boxing at the Powerflow Fitness Center. Since joining the fitness center, Diamond has improved her physical fitness along with her behavior in school. Diamond hopes to compete in boxing in the future.

Diamond George stands before a Wayne County juvenile court charged with assaulting a teacher. The judge asks if she feels any remorse. The 11-year-old, uncertain, glances around the courtroom. "No," she answers. "I just shook my head," Tricia Haigler...

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