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Palmdale Residents Launch Free Outdoor Gym For All in Southern California

The Palmdale Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here’s How It Happened:

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“Healthy communities are thriving communities and it’s very exciting to see Palmdale becoming part of this great movement that is growing nationally,” said Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer. “A special thanks to our partners Antelope Valley Hospital and Kaiser Permanente. It’s these kinds of partnerships that strengthen our community and give our residents more opportunities for engagement and healthy fun.”

The City of Palmdale, located in the beautiful Antelope Valley, has joined the National Fitness Campaign and constructed a new outdoor Fitness Court! This healthy community has decided to provide no-cost bodyweight circuit training workouts for adults of all fitness levels — and launch their local wellness campaign for the spring.

“This partnership between the City of Palmdale and Antelope Valley Hospital allows us to extend our message of healthier living into the community where families are already gathering,” said Antelope Valley Hospital CEO Edward Mirzabegian. “As a local healthcare leader, we are not only focused on taking care of people when they’re sick or injured, we want to help local residents live healthier. The Fitness Court is one more way we’re accomplishing that goal.”

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Located in family-friendly Pelona Vista Park, visitors to the Palmdale Fitness Court can bike, jog or run to the Court before getting their simple seven-movement workout on! Thanks to the support of local healthcare sponsors and engaged residents, users of all abilities will have access to a free, world-class workout.

“As a nonprofit integrated healthcare system, we have a social mission to improve the health of the communities we serve and we can only do that in partnership with others,” said Kaiser Permanente Administrator for the Antelope Valley, Maybelle Liquigan. “Good health extends beyond the four walls of Kaiser Permanente. Health happens in parks, in community, in the places we live, learn, work, play, and pray. We were thrilled to provide the City of Palmdale with a $20,000 grant to support the construction of this new place for health.”

Residents celebrated the grand opening of the Court this June 21 with some great music, a fun community fitness challenge, free giveaways, and age 14+ express classes — this Fitness Court opened in style.

THANK YOU PALMDALE FOR PUTTING FREE FITNESS ON THE MAP!

 

Thanks to Foster City, Free Fitness Sweeps Across the Bay Area

The Foster City Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here’s How It Happened:

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Foster City unveiled its brand new Fitness Court to the community on Saturday, April 27th, joining San Francisco and Sacramento as partners in the National Fitness Campaign.

Located in Shorebird Park, this outdoor gym is surrounded by 3.5 acres of bay-front green space. The park also features convenient parking, picnic facilities and direct access to the area’s most popular jogging and biking route – The Bay Trail.

San Francisco’s Marina Green Fitness Court was the first to be installed along the iconic 365 mile trail – thanks to Foster City, users can now enjoy strength, calisthenics and circuit training at not one, but TWO trail locations! As always, this one-of-a-kind gym is completely free to the public, and available to during standard park hours.

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The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing innovative services that contribute to a healthy community, and participating in this national campaign aligns with the City’s goal of promoting social equity for residents.

The Foster City community had a chance to try out the new facility and free mobile app during the fun Launch Party event in April. The event featured a quick fitness challenge and healthy snacks from local vendors, as well as express group classes and demonstrations.

THANK YOU FOSTER CITY FOR PUTTING FREE FITNESS ON THE MAP!

 

Imperial Beach Joins the National Fitness Campaign at the Ocean's Edge

The Imperial Beach Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here’s How It Happened:

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Does your gym have panoramic ocean views? If you’re in Imperial Beach, California it does! National Fitness Campaign is thrilled to announce the newest Fitness Court installation at Dunes Park in the City of Imperial Beach.

Located in an exciting and beautiful park just off the city’s iconic pier, this new outdoor fitness hub is a family-friendly destination for all to enjoy!

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Dunes Park — a favorite of the local community — is the perfect spot to soak up the laid back style of this beach community, and appreciate a traditional Southern California afternoon by the sea. Featured works by local artists, the park’s play structures, bike paths and direct access to the city’s popular “Sandy Beach” now compliment the world’s best outdoor gym!

Joining the 2018 National Fitness Campaign is proof of city leadership’s commitment to health, wellness and accessible outdoor infrastructure. The Imperial Beach Fitness Court will provide high-quality and invigorating exercise for families of all fitness abilities and income levels.

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THANK YOU IMPERIAL BEACH FOR PUTTING FREE FITNESS ON THE MAP!

 

LiveWell Perris and Habib Motlagh Bring Fresh Outdoor Gym To Southern California

The Perris Motlagh Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here’s How It Happened:

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The City of Perris, California, has partnered with National Fitness Campaign to install and activate a state-of-the-art outdoor gym facility for all ages in Paragon Park, one of the community’s most active and well-loved spaces. With the support of city leaders, friends and Ambassadors, this city is making fitness free — for everyone!

The new system was made possible through the generosity of many groups, but especially thanks to the efforts of Habib Motlagh — the former City Engineer and philanthropic leader in the local community. Motlagh has worked for years to help design a city that is built for its people, and his support for the Fitness Court project in Perris is truly inspiring.

“I have been honored to work in the City of Perris for more than 30 years,” Motlagh said. “I’ve seen Perris grow from a small town to a thriving City. I am pleased to be able to help in a small way to improve the health and fitness of our residents. I appreciate the wonderful support of the City Council, administration and staff for working to make Perris a healthy community with healthy parents, grandparents and children.”

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The Fitness Court is an outdoor bodyweight circuit training facility designed to transform this thriving public park into a community wellness hub. As part of the national Campaign ecosystem, the free Fitness Court App allows residents to track their training progress, learn new routines and compete in exciting fitness challenges.

City Councilwoman Tonya Burke called the Court another great project for residents to take advantage of. “I am so pleased that the City is able to bring this to Perris,” Burke said. “I am so much a supporter of healthy living. Through our Live Well program, we show interest in the entire person — from healthy eating to exercising, we are looking at the whole body and spirit. It feels good that we are in a position to address that whole person.”

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Residents and members of neighboring communities met up at the new Fitness Court on Friday, October 26th for an exciting Launch Party! Guests were able to see fitness demonstrations, receive free giveaways from local vendors, a chance to workout on the Fitness Court and a competitive head-to-head Fitness Court challenge.

THANK YOU PERRIS FOR PUTTING FREE FITNESS ON THE MAP!

 

Mayor's Challenge Puts Coachella Valley On The Map in Southern California

The La Quinta Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here’s How It Happened:

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Free fitness for everyone has landed in La Quinta, California — the gem of the desert — and soon athletes from across the Coachella Valley will be getting their sweat on at The Fitness Court. This brand new addition to the thriving community provides a best-in-class gym experience to those who would prefer to take their workout outdoors, and promises a simple but effective circuit for users of all ages and abilities.

In La Quinta Park, a few short miles from the famed PGA West Golf Course, city leaders have created a home for family-friendly activity, and demonstrated their leadership in health and wellness activities in the area. From nearby playgrounds and a skate park, to the bustling soccer fields and a splash pad, this park really does have something for everyone, especially those looking for an one-stop-shop for a fun-filled weekend.

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“Health and wellness is a priority for La Quinta. Being selected as the first location in the Coachella Valley for a Fitness Court from NFC enhances our efforts to continue to promote well-being to our residents and visitors,” said City Mayor Linda Evans, a major supporter of the project. “This unique exercise platform offers free access to fitness for everyone. A healthy community is a prosperous community and we're proud to partner with NFC to further activate our public spaces for all to enjoy."

Thanks to the incredible support of city leaders and the Public Safety team, local fitness fans will have free access to the Coachella Valley’s first Fitness Court for group classes, free bootcamps, and healthy living workshops for residents and visitors alike!

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Residents enjoyed a free bootcamp and Launch Party on Saturday, October 20th. Local fitness fans celebrated with a competitive Fitness Court challenge event, free workouts and exercise demonstrations and sleek apparel giveaways!

THANK YOU LA QUINTA FOR PUTTING FREE FITNESS ON THE MAP!