LOVELAND, Colo. (May 23, 2019) – Loveland will be the first community in the state to join the National Fitness Campaign, making world-class fitness free for all when the new outdoor Fitness Court® at Fairgrounds Park makes its debut on June 8.
Geared for adults of all ages and abilities, the Fitness Court is an outdoor bodyweight circuit training facility created to transform public spaces into community fitness hubs.
The official unveiling will take place at the Fitness Court Launch Festival from 9-11 a.m. June 8 at Fairgrounds Park, 700 S. Railroad Ave. The event will feature several free 35-minute full-body classes on the new outdoor court, a competitive challenge, free giveaways, prizes and more. The launch-day classes are free, but space is limited, so advanced registration is recommended. To reserve a spot, go to bit.ly/LovelandFitnessCourt0608.
“The City of Loveland Parks and Recreation is excited to partner with UCHealth and the National Fitness Campaign to bring state-of-the-art free fitness to our community,” said LeAnn Williams, the city’s recreation division manager. “The court and the free programming that both UCHealth and the City of Loveland will provide is an incredible opportunity for all Lovelanders to take advantage of.”
The city has been able to bring this to northern Colorado thanks to the generous support of UCHealth. These two partners plan to offer regular free fitness classes and special events featuring the expertise of local health and fitness experts at the court moving forward as well.
“Exercise is one of the most powerful tools we have when it comes to health. It can help prevent and treat so many chronic diseases, and it’s good for your spirit and mind, too,” said Dr. Peter Smith, a UCHealth internal medicine physician in Loveland who will be involved in some of the upcoming events. “We are thrilled to be a part of this project because it’s going to inspire more people and families to move more and to have fun doing it.”
The court is part of a nationwide effort launched by National Fitness Campaign (NFC), and the city is teaming up with local ambassadors to encourage healthy lifestyles.
“Together with city leaders and UCHealth, NFC is happy to be part of a wellness network growing across the nation,” said Mitch Menaged, founder of National Fitness Campaign. “With funding to reach 1,000 cities and schools by 2020, our Fitness Courts, free mobile app, classes and clinics are building healthy habits for millions of people.”