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Jason Hankes, owner of the Hank's Gym, stands in his new facility dedicated to 7-12 grade students who are goal-oriented and "really want to step up their game."

New gym facility in Somerset caters to prep athletes

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Since he was 12 years old, Jason Hankes has always had a place to workout.

"I had my first set of weights when I was 10 years old," he announced proudly. "My uncles were good collegiate athletes and my dad always used to haul me around to gyms with him."


Hankes is the owner of Hank's Gym, 2260 40th St., in Somerset Township. Although his facility features free weights and other machines, he makes the distinction that this is not a typical gym.

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