Press Release Contact:
Jenise Lucey, Executive Director
Berkshire South Regional Community Center

Berkshire South Regional Community Center Acquires New Fitness Equipment to Help Those with Adaptive Needs

Great Barrington, MA – Berkshire South Regional Community Center recently purchased the highly-regarded NuStep® cross-trainer machine. Acquiring the new adaptive fitness equipment was made possible through a grant provided by Coolidge Hill Foundation and with funds raised through Berkshire South’s annual Swim-A-Thon Fundraiser.

The recumbent cross trainer offers an excellent aerobic option to our members and guests with disabilities. The premise of the NuStep® cross trainer is that its adaptations allow people to stay in motion, regardless of their physical limitations. NuStep® simulates walking from a seated position while the arms swing up and down, offering both upper and lower body conditioning without any stress to the joints. Usually only found in physical therapist or rehabilitation centers, accessibility to the machine at Berkshire South is a treasured opportunity for many with all levels of adaptive or declining physical mobility.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center, located at 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization open to all, regardless of ability to pay. Our mission is to build a sense of community and common purpose throughout the region, and to enhance the recreational, educational, cultural, health and social well-being of the residents of the Southern Berkshires.