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George Zimmerman’s old gym: We’ll show you his workout regimen
The fitness facility where George Zimmerman used to train is under fire for offering guests a chance to view and mimic the murder suspect's workout schedule.
The Huffington Post reported that Kokopelli's Gym in Longwood, Fla., posted a "Zimmerman Training Information Request Form" on its website. By providing a name and email address, inquirers can receive information on Mr. Zimmerman's training regime once the trial is complete.
Mr. Zimmerman, who faces second-degree murder charges for the February shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, used to train in mixed martial arts.
Adam Pollock, who owns the gym and claims to have trained Mr. Zimmerman, testified for the defense Monday. He said Mr. Zimmerman was "overweight," "physically soft," and "didn't know how to really effectively punch," the National Review reported.
Social media users took to Yelp to voice their criticisms of the gym and its new advertising campaign.
"Bunch of losers, crooks and downright horrible people capitalizing off of the death of a young man," one wrote. "They should be put out of business. As a citizen of Florida, I'm disgusted."
Another, referencing Mr. Pollock's critical court testimony about Mr. Zimmerman: "After one whole year of training at your gym, an adult male with no physical impairment and no illnesses couldn't throw a punch? Your trainers are horrible … or better yet, liars."
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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