On the Street: May 21

New coach hired in Alexandria, travel training program available.

Noonan Sport Specialists adds new personal coach

In addition to the recent hire of Joanna Green , there will be another new face around Noonan Sport Specialists.

Hannah Atwater also joined the team as a certified personal coach.

Born in Alexandria, Atwater lived in North Carolina for the majority of her school years. She returned to the area to attend Alexandria Technical and Community College, earning her degree in exercise science.

Her responsibilities as a coach will include conducting semi-private personal training sessions with clients as well as helping create and implement structured training templates and coaching philosophy.

Located at 503 Hawthorne St. Suite 145 in downtown Alexandria, Noonan Sport Specialists is a 7,500 square-foot, year-round training facility with the mission of using fitness as a catalyst to positively impact lives.


Travel training program begins

The Regional Transportation Coordinating Council, organized through West Central Minnesota Communities Action, recently announced a travel training program for residents of Region 4.

Along with Douglas, Region 4 includes the counties of Becker, Clay, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin.

The program is aimed to teach older adults, those with disabilities and others interested how to use public and private transportation independently.

Training can be done on a one-on-one basis, or a presentation can be made for small groups. Each participant will go through an assessment process to determine their travel comfort level, learn about available travel options and receive assistance as they schedule their first ride.

Those interested in participating may call 218-671-2030 or email To learn more about the program, visit and select the transportation tab.

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