Waco: Fire department receives large donation of gym equipment

The donated equipment was dropped off Thursday at Fire Station No. 1 in East Waco. (Courtesy photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Planet Fitness has donated an assortment of gym equipment to the Waco Fire Department including treadmills, elliptical exercisers, stair masters, recumbent bicycles and upright bicycles.

"Our firefighters risk their lives daily, and we're honored to offer them a token of thanks and appreciation for everything they do to protect the City of Waco," said Antonio Leon, regional director of a leading Planet Fitness franchisee group.

The equipment was dropped off Thursday at Fire Station No. 1 in East Waco.

"It means a great deal to us. Most of our job is physical. Everybody needs equipment and most departments do not have any,” firefighter Alex Adamson said.

"We are distributing them throughout our 14 stations," Adamson said.

Planet Fitness said the donation was “an effort to thank the community.”

“The equipment will offer additional resources to local firefighters to further their physical commitment and dedication to protecting the city of Waco,” the company said.