Did You know? Getting in Shape is Easy and Free!

handle-1108594_960_720Did you know that you don’t need an expensive gym membership to get your daily exercise? Columbus is home to free outdoor Fitness Stations where you can have affordable workouts close to home.

Fitness Stations are clusters of outdoor fitness equipment in City of Columbus parks that are free to use year-round for anyone over the age of 12 when the park is open.

Currently, there are six free Fitness Stations at Columbus Recreation and Parks facilities, including Fairwood Park, Beatty Park, Harrison Smith Park, Indian Mound Park, Linden Park and Woodward Park.

Three of the Fitness Stations were built through a partnership of Columbus Public Health and Columbus Recreation and Parks with funding dedicated by Columbus City Council. Promoting physical activity is a Columbus Public Health priority to address obesity and related chronic health conditions.

The weather-proof equipment is easy to use and includes instructional signs. They are designed for all abilities, includinga-change-in-lifestyle-1430599_960_720 several that are wheelchair accessible. Each Fitness Station also has been thoughtfully located near a playground so parents can work out while they watch their children play and get physical activity too.

 

Fitness stations also have been shown to attract more people to parks, encourage park users to get more physical activity and exercise more often. Research also has shown that people prefer exercising outdoors.

So lace up your running shoes, grab your kids and head to one of Columbus’ new Fitness Stations to protect your health and improve your life!

 

Special thanks to Columbus Public Health for this informative guest post and look forward to another great installment next month!

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CPH works to protect the Columbus community from disease and other public health threats, and ensure that everyone is empowered to live healthier, safer lives. CPH is made up of a range of programs providing clinical, environmental, health promotion, and population-based services.

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