New York Sports Clubs Offers Free Yoga Classes to Veterans

NEW YORK -- New York Sports Clubs will offer free weekly yoga classes at its Glendale, NY, location in the borough of Queens for veterans to reduce stress. The club company, which is owned by Town Sports International, recently partnered with the Queens Vet Center, a counseling service that helps veterans of all wars readjust to civilian life.

The free weekly yoga classes are intended to complement the services provided by the Vet Center, according to a statement from New York Sports Clubs. The Vet Center offers free counseling services, including psychotherapy, group counseling, marriage counseling and employment counseling, to help veterans deal with conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Veterans from all wars and conflicts, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam, are eligible to visit the center.

“The response to the yoga classes has been very positive,” says Alex Alimanestianu, CEO for New York Sports Clubs. “We’re honored to be able to help the veterans, and it’s our privilege to work with such a worthy organization as the Queens Vet Center.”

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