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Watch: Volunteer personal trainers offer free workouts to Denver’s homeless population

Denver 7: A Denver program offers free workouts to the city’s homeless. It’s called “A Stronger Cord” and founder Mark McIntosh organizes free work outs four nights a week. He says the program goes deeper than just exercise. “The work out is the entry point, but it’s really the relationship building,” says McIntosh. “That’s when the magic... Read More

Watch: A Stronger Cord – Mark McIntosh talks with Molly Hughes on Behind the Headlines

The Denver Post: Molly Hughes interviews founder of A Stronger Cord Mark McIntosh about the program. A Stronger Cord is a new program in which men gather a few times each week to work up a sweat, with the idea that feeling better physically will help them work through their challenges. Watch the Video... Read More

Watch: “Knuckleheads!” Denver boot camp for the homeless aims to help mental illness, drug use

The Denver Post: Former TV sportscaster Mark McIntosh, now a motivational speaker and volunteer at the mission who set up weekly boot-camp classes for homeless guys because “a sweat a day keeps the doctor away — and the surgeon and the shrink.” Watch the Video... Read More

Denver Post: Denver boot camp for the homeless aims to help mental illness, drug use

The Denver Post: Under the yellow glow of a streetlamp, about 20 homeless men in shorts and sweatpants rush into a huddle, hands in the air, and shout, “Knuckleheads!” The rallying cry on this chilly December night follows 45 minutes of punishing squats, push-ups, burpees, sit-ups and jogging around a housing project just off Interstate... Read More