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As part of Health Club Management’s Gymtopia series, Ray Algar reports on a project that uses simple squash balls to help autistic children.

During early April, I opened an email from Anna Rounaja, CEO of the Hukka fitness club in Finland. I had met her during 2013, when I was presenting Gymtopia to a group of European club operators in London. I was there to pitch the idea that clubs with an altruistic mindset could build powerful connections with their communities. Seven months later, Rounaja was writing to share a wonderfully simple story of how her club’s used squash balls were helping children with autism to better cope with their disability.

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