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Park District of Forest Park Makes Outdoor Fitness Free for Residents of Cook County

The Park District of Forest Park Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here’s How It Happened:

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The first new Fitness Court in Cook County, Illinois has launched in the Park District of Forest Park! Alongside a handful of cities statewide to join the National Fitness Campaign in 2018, Forest Park area residents can now enjoy outdoor fitness designed for adults of all ages — absolutely free!

The Park District of Forest Park, located just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, is a 15-acre park that boasts space for numerous outdoor activities and events: bocce ball, a full-size soccer field, an outdoor aquatic facility and the national softball hall of fame, to name a few. The Fitness Court is perfectly suited for this active location, providing yet another free resource residents can access for a full body workout!

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Niche.com named Forest Park the number one suburb in Illinois for millennials, so bringing this healthy hub a new Fitness Court was a no-brainer! As the city expands, leaders have made it a priority to provide the newest modern infrastructure available to community members. This progressive, value-driven city is small and mighty, providing state-of-the-art facilities for all its residents.

“The addition of the Fitness Court to the Park District of Forest Park demonstrates our commitment to health and fitness in our community,” said Rachel Entler, Recreation Supervisor for the Park District. “Free fitness access is essential to promoting healthy habits. I am excited to be able to this available to the residents of Forest Park and the surrounding communities.”

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For access to simple seven-station workouts, to get involved with exclusive training events, or to learn how to qualify for the Fitness Court Challenge event, residents are invited to download the free Fitness Court App on iOS or Android.

THANK YOU FOREST PARK FOR PUTTING FREE FITNESS ON THE MAP!

 

Illinois' OSF Healthcare Invests In Healthy Infrastructure for Belvidere

The Belvidere Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here’s How It Happened:

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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.

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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 ALMH Foundation Makes Fitness Free in the Land of Lincoln

The ALMH Lincoln Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here's How It Happened:

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The newly installed Lincoln Fitness Court, presented by ALMH Community Health Collaborative, has brought the 2018 National Fitness Campaign to Illinois.  Now local residents can experience a unique and adaptable workout in a beautiful outdoor setting any day of the week — for free!

Thanks to the generosity of the ALMH Foundation and the tireless efforts of their health and wellness team, this community has expanded access to nutritious produce, accessible recreation, and healthy programming for all. By joining the National Fitness Campaign and adding the modern Fitness Court® to the city’s infrastructure, hospital leadership has set the bar high for other communities statewide — to make fitness free, accessible to all, and fun!

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“As we continue our work to improve the health of the people and communities we serve, we look forward to the opportunities for free activity that the Fitness Court will bring to the residents of Lincoln and Logan County,” said Dolan Dalpoas, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital president and CEO. “We are thankful for our partnership with the City of Lincoln and their commitment to improve the health of our community.”

Follow along with the Fitness Court on Facebook here: ALMH Community Health Collaborative

THANK YOU ALMH AND LINCOLN FOR PUTTING FREE FITNESS ON THE MAP!