New Wonderful Fitness Court Launches in Avenal California

The Wonderful Fitness Court in Avenal is NOW OPEN!

 

Here’s How It Happened:

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The Wonderful Company supports a second Fitness Court® in central California, and now the City of Avenal can also boast a home for the world’s best outdoor gym! The Wonderful Company — owner of famous brands like Wonderful Almonds and Fiji Water — is one of Avenal’s largest employers. Through their annual grant program, their beloved staff and local community are now able to access free fitness and wellness opportunities in the beautiful outdoors.

Similar to the facility in neighboring McFarland, the Avenal Fitness Court proudly displays The Wonderful Company’s signature green coloring and heart emblem. However, the city is truly one-of-a-kind when it comes to the location of their brand new outdoor gym: directly outside of a bustling boxing club!

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That’s right — King’s Boxing Club is the pride and joy of the Avenal community, known for producing title-holding and olympic-level athletes. The club also supports the Avenal’s Police Activities League, through which officers offer free boxing lessons for local youth athletes. Now, King’s will be home to one of the central valley’s premier outdoor facilities as well: The Avenal Fitness Court!

In partnership with National Fitness Campaign, the city hosted an exciting opening day event centered around the new Court and healthy living in Avenal. This official celebration included high intensity group workout classes, Fitness Court swag giveaways, and snacks from local vendors… all completely free!

THANK YOU AVENAL FOR PUTTING FREE FITNESS ON THE MAP!

 

Oakley is First in Contra Costa County to Make Fitness Free for All

The Oakley Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here’s How It Happened:

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The City of Oakley will soon cut the ribbon on their beautiful new outdoor Fitness Court®, built in partnership with Bay Cities Paving, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, GoMentum Station, and National Fitness Campaign, making world-class fitness free for all. Connected to the active, vibrant Delta de Anza Regional Trail and nestled alongside the new multi-million dollar Recreation Center complex, this free community gym highlights Oakley’s commitment to creating wellness opportunities for all residents and underscores the outstanding quality of life in this quiet, San Francisco Bay Area suburb.

Residents of Oakley will now enjoy a full healthy living ecosystem — and with this simple free tool, now Contra Costa County residents can stay fit in just seven minutes a day! When cities invest in connected, healthy infrastructure, citizens are encouraged to bike and walk — getting out of their cars, and back into their communities — and this reduces traffic pollution and congestion on highways and roads.

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“Our goal at the Contra Costa Transportation Authority is to keep Contra Costa moving, and it has been exciting to see how Oakley has taken that concept and applied it in a way that benefits all members of our community – and will hopefully also benefit the environment and economy of our City,” said Oakley City Council Member and Contra Costa Transportation Authority Commissioner Kevin Romick.

The Oakley Fitness Court is part of a nationwide effort launched by National Fitness Campaign (NFC), and the City is teaming up with local ambassadors to connect their fitness community to free activities and experiences that encourage a healthy lifestyle. With the free Fitness Court App for iOS and Android, users can access free classes and a coach-in-the-pocket for using the Court solo!

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THANK YOU OAKLEY FOR PUTTING FREE FITNESS ON THE MAP!

 

Lakewood is Next in Colorado to Make Outdoor Fitness Free for All Residents

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Lakewood, Colorado is celebrating 50 years of being a diverse, inclusive and forward-thinking community in the southwest Denver metro area. When incorporated, this city of independent neighborhoods banded together to create what we now know as the fifth-largest city in Colorado. As one of the many celebrations of wellness this fall, Lakewood’s Park and Recreation Department is excited to host a grand opening for the new Fitness Court® in Addenbrooke Park!

Addenbrooke Park really has it all — a beautiful lake with stunning mountain views, walking and biking paths, even a horse arena and trails. The Fitness Court® is going to further activate the park by providing residents the ability to get a no-cost, full-body workout in just 7 minutes, completely free!

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The city’s Park and Recreation staff has worked tirelessly to bring the Fitness Court® to Lakewood over the last year. Special thanks are in order for Jayna Lang, the Recreation Program Manager, for spearheading the efforts and bringing this project to life. Local designer Paul Koob created the unique design featured on the rear wall of the Fitness Court, highlighting the broad community of users this outdoor facility serves.

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Community members are invited to a free-for-all-attendees launch event on Wednesday, September 4th from 5 PM - 7 PM! Local Ambassadors will provide free express classes, coaching on how to use the free Fitness Court App, and ongoing classes for all residents and fitness abilities.

Let’s meet on the #FitnessCourt!

 

Baton Rouge is First in Louisiana to Make Outdoor Fitness Free for All

The Baton Rouge Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here’s How It Happened:

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Free fitness has arrived in the greater Baton Rouge, Louisiana metro area! Parish leaders have joined the National Fitness Campaign and installed the first Fitness Court® in the state. This vibrant community has decided to provide no-cost bodyweight circuit training workouts for adults of all fitness levels — and launch their local campaign to ignite healthy lifestyles for all.

The Fitness Court is designed to transform this thriving public park into a community wellness hub. A free Fitness Court App allows residents to track their training progress, learn simple seven-movement routines and compete in exciting fitness challenges!

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Fitness and wellness are priorities for the leadership of East Baton Rouge, and this project came to life thanks to the hard work of a dedicated team. Led by Baton Rouge Mayor-President, Sharon Weston Broome, and the BREC Director of Parks and Recreation, Reed Richard, the new Fitness Court has attracted supporters and Ambassadors from all across the parish — excited to share their expertise to strengthen an active, free facility for everyone.

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THANK YOU BATON ROUGE FOR MAKING WORLD CLASS FITNESS FREE!