Outdoor Fitness Court coming to north Wichita

Outdoor Fitness Court coming to north Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Through a partnership between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Wichita Park & Recreation, and the National Fitness Campaign, north Wichita is getting an outdoor Fitness Court.

The Fitness Court will be at Pat Garcia Veterans Memorial Park, 2640 N. Wellington Place.

It was developed to expand access to high-quality workouts and create equitable access to exercise for communities throughout Kansas.

The Fitness Court lets people use their own body weight at seven stations to complete a workout.

The City of Wichita says the Fitness Court was designed for people 14 and older and with all abilities, allowing people to move at their own pace.

You can download the free Fitness Court app for tips on using the Fitness Court.

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“We need more innovative solutions to address the physical activity needs of all Kansans. Solutions that will level the playing field and allow everyone a safe place to enjoy the outdoors and improve their health,” said Virginia Barnes, director of Blue Health Initiatives at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. “We believe that all people deserve this opportunity, and we are proud to partner with the City of Wichita and NFC to show our commitment to improving the health of all Kansans.”

“Bringing fitness and community together is at the heart of our mission at Wichita Park & Recreation. With the new Fitness Court installed at Pat Garcia Veterans Memorial Park, we’re excited to provide a dynamic outdoor workout space for our residents. This innovative addition not only promotes healthy living but also honors our veterans, creating a space where everyone can come together to thrive physically and emotionally.” – Troy Houtman, Director of Wichita Park & Recreation.

“National Fitness Campaign is proud to welcome the City of Wichita to the campaign as a leader in Kansas, championing health and wellness for their residents,” said Mitch Menaged, founder of National Fitness Campaign. “The addition of the Fitness Court, along with digital wellness programming, demonstrates a tremendous commitment to the health and wellbeing within the community.”

The City of Wichita is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Fitness County at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 10.

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