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Giving away personal training sessions at gym

Posted: December 12, 2008 10:52 p.m.
Updated: December 13, 2008 8:00 a.m.
 
Robert Bachich wants to give away $2,300 worth of personal-training sessions.

It's not going to be easy.

He's a member of a local gym that won't allow him to transfer the sessions to anyone who is not a member.

"It's a generous gift and someone can benefit from it," Bachich said. "I want it to go to a young adult who is physically challenged or had an accident."

He hoped the gym would donate the membership, but after eight weeks of trying, the gym won't budge, he said. Now he's hoping someone else can donate the membership fees.

Because his job requires him to drive a lot, Bachich, 51, of Saugus, purchased the training program so he could stay in shape. But recent neck surgery has restricted his mobility, and he realized he couldn't keep up the hard work. Bachich was in a life-threatening car accident years ago that left him with life-altering injuries.

"My plan was to go two times a week so I would be accountable to someone," he said. "But I have arthritic pain that shoots down one arm and I am limited to what I can do."

Bachich wants to make this donation in the name of his fiancée's son, Kiel Kudroff, who died six years ago in a car crash on Newhall Ranch Road.

More than 700 people attended the Valencia High School graduate's memorial service on Dec. 22, 2002.

"Kiel was such as natural athlete," said Kudroff's mother and Bachich's fiancée, Kevie Wright. "Bob wants to donate this in Kiel's name. With (Kiel's) life being cut short, anyone who can use this to recover from an accident can benefit, and this is something Bob wants to do."

Bachich's phone number is (310) 678-5963.

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