After a stroke robbed him of his sight and independence, Vietnam veteran Michael Perryman's health began to deteriorate. Living on a fixed income, Michael couldn't afford a gym membership. And his visual impairment prevents him from taking long walks or playing a round of golf like he used to do.

Without regular exercise, a critical component of stroke recovery, Michael’s health was not improving. He was losing weight and strength quickly, and was always tired. That is, until his sister learned about the new Fitness Zone® at her neighborhood park in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Fitness Zones are outdoor gyms installed in local parks. They are custom designed and include easy-to-use cardio and strength training equipment appropriate for a variety of ages and fitness levels. One does not need to be in shape, have disposable income, or a high level of skill to work out here. It's free and open to the public
Michael may have lost the ability to do many of his favorite activities, but he hasn't lost his sunny outlook.

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