For Immediate Release | July 16, 2019
FREE OUTDOOR FITNESS COURT TO OPEN AT NOTTINGHAM PARK ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 17TH
Avon is one of 100 healthy communities selected for the 2018 National Fitness Campaign
Avon, CO — As part of an effort to make world-class fitness free and accessible in beautiful public spaces across the country, the Town of Avon has partnered with National Fitness Campaign (NFC) to bring a Fitness Court® to Harry A. Nottingham Park.
Invented by NFC, the Fitness Court® is an outdoor bodyweight circuit training gym, featuring all-level workouts that can be completed in as little as 7 minutes a day. The Town of Avon is one of only 100 elite communities selected in 2018 to install this state-of-the-art facility. The new Fitness Court is suitable for adults (ages 14+) of all fitness abilities and completely free of cost. By pairing the gym with its free mobile app users can take classes, learn workout routines, and get fit — all in their own local park!
“The new Fit Court expands the fitness class options through the Avon Recreation Department to include interval training in Nottingham Park,” said Avon Recreation Department Director John Curutchet. “We are thrilled to have this world-class equipment in such a picturesque place in our Town, and very grateful to the Colorado Health Foundation and their generous grant, which made this partnership possible.”
The Avon Fitness Court® is part of a nationwide effort launched by National Fitness Campaign to get people excited about health and wellness. 100 select communities were invited to join the Campaign in 2018, Avon was selected based on its continued dedication to adding public resources for the betterment of residents. The Nottingham Park location will be only the second installation in the state, following the city of Loveland who opened their own Fitness Court on June 8th.
On Wednesday, July 17th from 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., the Avon Recreation Department invites all residents, local businesses and media outlets in the region to test out the new facility and its matching mobile app during a free-to-attend Launch Party followed by the Avon LIVE! concert.
National Fitness Campaign, a social enterprise founded in 1979, partners with local communities and nationwide sponsors to promote healthy infrastructure. The Fitness Court® ecosystem combines digital tools, evolving challenges and best in class equipment to create the world’s best outdoor gym experience. With original locations in 4,000 cities worldwide, a flagship installation in San Francisco and 100 new locations across the United States, National Fitness Campaign is committed to making world class fitness free for everyone.
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