Chuck Amato, a personal trainer with Portland Parks and Recreation, was recently honored for his remarkable milestone of helping his clients meet their fitness goals for an incredible 50 years.
Acting on efforts spurred by City Parks Commissioner Nick Fish, the parks bureau has named the fitness center at Matt Dishman Community Center in northeast Portland in Amato’s honor.
A former Mr. Olympia, Amato has enhanced the quality of life for scores of people who have been affected by strokes, brain injuries, and other ailments.
He has also pushed countless other fitness enthusiasts to maximize their health and wellness. In fact, directly tied to Amato’s work and expertise, the Matt Dishman Community Center created a new post-disability fitness program.
Congratulations to one of PP&R’s true icons who has been a tremendous asset to Portland Parks & Recreation.