Cotter worked for the California Department of Fish and Game. He also taught spinning at Yosemite Fitness in Clovis. Instructors there are offering spinning and weight classes for members and non-members at no charge. Instead, they're asking people to pay for the classes by giving donations in Cotter's name.
Sean Smith of Yosemite Fitness said, "Life is so precious and it could be you happening in a situation very similar to that so we're reaching out to support and hoping that everybody who understands the situation, whether they knew Clu or not and we want to be a part of that."
Cotter leaves behind two young sons.
Willow and Nees in Clovis
Free classes: Cycling, Monday through Friday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kettlebell weight class: Wednesday 6:00pm - 6:30pm