The Northern Pocahontas Community Wellness center in Green Bank received a $2,000 grant from the Snowshoe Foundation. The center used the grant to purchase a new piece of equipment – a NuStep T4r cross trainer.
The machine is low impact and offers the same movement as treadmills and step machines.
“You can do treadmill exercises, arm exercises – you can pretty much do anything you need to,” NPCW treasurer Malinda Meck said. “If you have trouble getting on and off machines, you can turn the seat, sit down and then turn it around to get started.”
Meck said the machine is similar to a piece of equipment used at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital for physical therapy.
“We’ve got a lot of people that use it down there for physical therapy,” she said. “When you get done with your physical therapy, it’s like, ‘what do I do now?’ Now we can advertise this saying we’ve got a similar piece of equipment here. When you’ve done your physical therapy, now you can come up here and continue on with an exercise program.”
The Northern Pocahontas Community Wellness center is located beside Green Bank Elementary-Middle School.
This year, Snowshoe Foundation granted funding totaling $119,847.90 to organizations and schools in Pocahontas, Randolph and Webster counties.