Stanford University Hosts First Annual Collegiate Fitness Court Challenge

Free Outdoor Gym Attracts Hundreds For Classes And Competition


At California’s elite Stanford University, and for the first time on a college campus in the nation, students now have access to the world’s best outdoor gym — the Stanford Fitness Court. On Wilbur Field, a beautiful outdoor location nestled amongst dorms, dining halls and open turf fields, residents can visit the brand new free facility at their leisure.

This modern outdoor bodyweight circuit training gym allows students to combine cardio and strength training on a state-of-the-art facility designed to transform their workouts. Fun classes and guided competition with friends, hosted by the Stanford Recreation & Wellness Department, allowed them to qualify for the Challenge — an intense competition for the fittest on campus!

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On opening day, the fittest athletes on campus came out for a head-to-head challenge that left only two standing!  The high-intensity, seven-minute competition is a timed, scored muscle-melter that tests both strength and endurance. The female and male champions blew past the competition, each shredding nearly 500 reps on the Court’s seven stations, to claim the ultimate Fitness Court Challenge Trophy!



Fitness Court Ambassadors lead free and exciting circuit training classes, allowing everyone — students at a beginner level through elite team athletes — to get their best full-body workout. Mastering the basic seven station circuit is a stepping stone to consistent, progressive and variable routines that support flexibility, balance and muscular strength.

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This project was made possible through partnerships between National Fitness Campaign, the Stanford Recreation and Wellness Department, and generous alumna. With the support of the students, campus athletics, and community stakeholders, the Stanford Fitness Court was born.  


Thank you Stanford for bringing the world's best gym outdoors!