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New Wonderful Fitness Court Launches in Avenal California

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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 will host an exciting opening day event centered around the new Court and healthy living in Avenal. This official Launch Party on Friday, September 27th will include a 35-minute high intensity group workout class, Fitness Court swag giveaways, and snacks from local vendors… all completely free to the public!

Lace up your sneakers, and grab a gym buddy… the #FitnessCourt has arrived in the sunny San Joaquin Valley!

 

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!

 

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!