Monday, July 22, 2013

How an immigrant’s dream of opening gym for Latino children in L.A. became reality

A nice story about this woman who opened a gym, so she could fight obesity in her community.  - - Donna Poisl

by Erika L. Sánchez

Bertha Antaramian, owner of Twister Gymnastics in Los Angeles, was a physical education teacher and gymnast in her native country of Mexico before she came to the United States. Twenty years ago, she traveled here with the intention of returning home, but she decided to stay to work at the YMCA.

“My main concern was the Hispanic people in this country. We don’t have many opportunities in sports,” says Antaramian. “I worked for the YMCA for 11 years and when it closed, all those kids were out in the streets.”
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