by Hanna McGrath
Susan Lacy has volunteered with many organizations in the Richmond area, but volunteering with River City Inclusive Gymnastics (RCIG) is a very different kind of experience. For the better part of a year, she has been assisting Coaches Mike McGrath and Fletcher Hamblen with kids’ classes that meet on Saturdays at River City Fitness in Manakin-Sabot. “It’s a hands-on experience,” Lacy said. “You just have to jump right in.” On a typical day she might be dragging mats from one side of the expansive gym to the other, lending a shoulder to a balance beam walker, or demonstrating how to crawl under a foam arch at the end of an obstacle course. After two hours, she’s had as much of a work-out as the kids.