Gym owner offers venue for firefighters

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A local gym owner is providing Fishers firefighters a place to work out as Fishers Fire Dept. Station 93 undergoes a remodel and rebuild.

Jayson Altman said he has an affinity for firefighters because his brother-in-law is a firefighter. So, he offered steeply reduced memberships for Station 93 firefighters to his gym, Anytime Fitness, at 7035 E. 96th St., as solution.

“I have their entire (station) working out here. There’s three different shifts, so they’re in a lot and we love it,” Altman said. “I have a lot of police officers in as well.”

If the firefighters are visiting the gym while on shift, they leave their fire gear by the front door and park the firetruck nearby.

“If they get a call, they just bail and get on the truck,”Altman said.

The gym is open 24/7, which is convenient because the firefighters work 24-hour shifts.

“It’s been awesome having them in there. I love having our first responders in there and helping them,” Altman said.

Station 93’s temporary fire station is on Allisonville Road near the gym, allowing the firefighters to easily travel to the gym. The station remodel is expected to be complete this summer. When it is, firefighters will again have their own workout room.

Station 93 is being remodeled due to mechanical and structural issues, mold and other problems with the previous building.

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