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National Campaign awards Lakewood $30K for fitness innovation

Today National Fitness Campaign (NFC) has awarded $30,000 to the City of Lakewood as part of the NFC annual grant program through the 2019 Healthy Cities Campaign. 

 

The NFC grant program is designed to activate public spaces by connecting trails, well-placed pedestrian infrastructure and community meeting points with a central outdoor fitness facility — The Fitness Court® — that brings free, world-class fitness to everyone. 

 

The Fitness Court® is a state-of-the-art, digitally connected platform for adults of all ages and abilities to develop healthy habits and maintain long-term wellness. Red Bull ranked The Fitness Court® one of the best gyms in the world, and now one is coming to Addenbrooke Park, 600 S. Kipling Parkway, later this year. Addenbrooke fitness park users can simply download the free app on iOS and Android to see all the ways the new Fitness Court can support outdoor functional fitness activities including training programs, competitions and more. 

 

“I’m thrilled that Lakewood is leading the charge as the first city in metro Denver to bring this free, digitally engaging, outdoor gym to its residents. The Fitness Court will help adults of all ages and abilities pursue lifelong wellness in a fun and accessible way,” said Recreation Manager Peggy Boccard. “When we spoke to residents about the future recreation needs in the city during our master plan process, they responded that easy access to fitness was important. As a result, we made it a goal to add new park and recreation facilities and amenities. The Fitness Court addresses this important priority set by our residents.” 

 

More information about the project can be found at Lakewood.org/AddenbrookePark

 

To become a Fitness Court Ambassador, get a sneak peek at official classes and challenge events, or to learn more about the 2019 program, residents can visit the NFC website at NationalFitnessCampaign.com.

Posted on: Monday, April 08, 2019