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Posted on: September 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Frederick Adds Outdoor Fitness Court for Community Health and Wellness

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FREDERICK, Colorado (9/18/2020) – On Friday, September 18, the Town of Frederick unveils its newest quality of life addition at Frederick Recreation Area, a sleek and modern outdoor Fitness Court® with a supporting mobile app. This capital project is a featured part of a 2020 initiative launched by National Fitness Campaign (NFC), a nationwide consulting organization that partners with cities and schools to plan, build and fund healthy infrastructure.

The Town of Frederick was awarded a $30,000 grant from NFC to help support the program. In addition to grant funding, a Town match and local sponsorships from Crestone Peak Resources and Varra Companies were contributed to make the project possible in Frederick.

“We are excited to partner with the Town of Frederick to bring the National Fitness Campaign Fitness Court® to life. Protecting public health and the environment are important goals for us, so we’re glad to be a part of this new community amenity that promotes physical and mental wellness”, said Jason Oates, Director of External Affairs at Crestone Peak Resources.

The new Fitness Court® at the Frederick Recreation Area is an open-air wellness center that allows users to leverage their own body weight to get a complete workout. Created with adults of all ages in mind, the Fitness Court is adaptable for all fitness levels. New users can also download the free Fitness Court App — a coach-in-your-pocket style platform — that transforms the outdoor gym into a digitally supported wellness ecosystem. The Fitness Court App, entitled “Fitness Court”, is available for iOS and Android. 

National Fitness Campaign developed the trademarked seven-station system in 2012 hoping to inspire municipalities to transform public spaces into community fitness hubs. There are currently 100 active Fitness Court locations across the country, and the Campaign will reach a total of 250 cities and schools by the end of 2020.  Frederick is home to the sixth fitness court in Colorado and the only one opened in 2020.

Residents are invited to attend an Opening Day Launch Event on Facebook Live September 18 at 4:30 pm to try the Fitness Court®. 

For information, please contact Angela Wilson.

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