BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A local gym invited local veterans to a free workout Sunday as a way to recognize their service and show their support.

The gym, Quarter Deck Athletics located on Washington Street, held the event Warrior Workout as a way to show their appreciation and respect for those who have served or are serving in the military.

Dennis Lesniak, the owner of Quarter Deck Athletics and a doctor of chiropractic, said the reason for the event was also personal.

"I've had a lot of family members in the military, so it was kind of an honor to them," he said. "We've always tried to be active and involved with veterans."

He added that the gym often works with the Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York, Inc. to help give veterans events, such as workouts and hikes, to help them adjust back into the community after they return from their service.

For more information about Quarter Deck Athletics, visit: https://qdathletics.com/