Combine encourages kids to exercise for life

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Several kids hit the gym on Saturday, hoping to start a life long habit at an impressive training facility.

The children worked out at the Watson and Tressel Training Site on the Youngstown State University’s campus.

The event was called the “Children’s Combine.” The goal was to fight childhood obesity and promote health and wellness for the kids of Youngstown.

“This was born out of an epidemic that is growing in the city of Youngstown. It’s a health crises, and what we thought with all the resources from a great university like YSU there’s no need for this and we don’t have to stand for it, so we the student government did something to reverse the trend and turn something negative into a positive,” said Mark Thornhill, the director of the combine.

Also on hand to help out were several members of the YSU football team.

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