Missouri has joined the 2018 National Fitness Campaign! Just outside of historic St. Louis, the City of Maryland Heights is leading the state as the first to install The Fitness Court® and activate free fitness for all.
The outdoor bodyweight circuit training gym is now available for public use in Quiet Hollow Park, suitable for adults of all abilities, and at no cost to residents. By pairing The Fitness Court with a free mobile app, members of the Maryland Heights community and greater St. Louis area can take classes, learn routines and get fit — all in their own local park!
“It will allow individuals the chance to work out while being outdoors and when their schedule permits. We are very excited to have this new amenity in our community,” says Tracey Anderson, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Maryland Heights.
The city is dedicated to keeping residents excited about health and wellness, so their new Fitness Court is a public resource added to city infrastructure for the health benefits of all residents.
Friends, families and fit fans in the St. Louis area are encouraged to attend an Opening Day Launch Party to welcome the Court on Saturday, September 22nd at 10:00 AM in Quiet Hollow Park. Guests can expect a fitness challenge, exercise demonstrations and free swag giveaways!
Athletic wear is encouraged and all those interested in competing in the challenge event, should pre-register online here.
See you there — bring your sneakers & your smiles!
The Belvidere Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!
Here’s How It Happened:
In the state of Illinois, Belvidere has become the next of 100 elite communities nationwide to join the 2018 National Fitness Campaign and install an outdoor Fitness Court! This state-of-the-art gym, located at Prairie Fields Sports Park, will provide a world-class exercise experience for adults of all ages and fitness levels.
The new one-of-a-kind Fitness Court has come to life thanks to a collaboration between OSF HealthCare and the Belvidere Park District. Both groups see a major value in bringing a free and accessible fitness option to their community, and partnered with National Fitness Campaign to make it happen.
With the addition of this wellness infrastructure, the City of Belvidere challenges communities statewide to follow suit, and place healthy living at the forefront of their mission. The Opening Day Launch Party included an official ribbon cutting, giveaways, guided Fitness Court routines, a community fitness challenge and more!
THANK YOU BELVIDERE FOR PUTTING FREE FITNESS ON THE MAP!
The New Brunswick Fitness Courts are NOW OPEN!
Here's How It Happened:
Sometimes one just isn't enough! The City of New Brunswick has become the first city in the Tri-State Area to join the 2018 Campaign and bring free fitness to their community – with not one, but two Fitness Courts!
The decision to install this state-of-the-art outdoor infrastructure is part of the City’s dedication to the renewal and rejuvenation of its parks system, creating more public amenities and resources for the betterment of all residents.
"We are very excited to welcome these new Fitness Courts as resources to help our residents stay healthy and enhance the offerings of our City parks system," said Jennifer Bradshaw, Spokesperson for the City of New Brunswick.
The New Brunswick Fitness Courts can be found in two of the city’s premier destinations for outdoor recreation — Alice Jennings Archibald Park and Buccleuch Park. Centrally located within Alice Jennings Archibald Park, users can enjoy a game of tennis or a stroll along the park’s walking path before a Fitness Court workout. In Buccleuch Park, residents have access to 78 acres of outdoor amenities and attractions including a gazebo, children’s playground, the historic Buccleuch Mansion and now, the world’s best outdoor gym experience!