Cycle 4 Service looked to honor military members, first reponders in Cherry Hill

Kimberly Adams
December 01, 2018 - 5:26 pm

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CHERRY HILL, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- A New Jersey gym held a special event to honor members of the military and first responders Saturday.

"It's me who is giving back to my community through my service, said veteran Michael Tornari. “It's good to be recognized.”

Tornari, a 20 year member of the United States Coast Guard, was one of hundreds who were excited to attend the Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club’s “Cycle 4 Service” event.

 "Just give our appreciation back to the veterans in the area for all of their service and all of their dedication to our country,” said spokesman Timothy Van Liew.

Jim McGuiness, who served with the United States Air Force, says he joined the service back in 1959.

"My experience was with a small missile installation in southern Italy," he said.

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McGuiness says his experience taught him how to face challenges, like his new one, “I'm going to try the cycling.”

Whether it's tennis, yoga or the weight room, Tornari encourages people to take advantage of the event and its benefits.

"Especially those that have actually served in combat and maybe suffered injuries, mental health injures,” he adds.

As a cherry on top, members of the military and first responders are being given free access to the gym for the month of December.