FORT WAYNE, IND. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Department of Parks and Recreation held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the AARP-sponsored outdoor fitness park on Wednesday.
The fitness structure, which is part of a nationwide project sponsored by AARP and fitness equipment maker FitLot, is located in the downtown community center at 233 W. Main St.
Mayor Tom Henry is testing the AARP-sponsored Outdoor Fitness Park in downtown Fort Wayne
The shady fitness park offers a variety of exercise equipment for all ages and ability levels, the press release said. Park and recreation officials encourage residents to try out the equipment and take part in the round-robin sessions offered by FitLot-certified trainers. Both drop-in and pre-registered classes are offered, and the park is open for free practice all day.
“We are grateful that AARP has selected Fort Wayne, and the Community Center in particular, to represent its goal of promoting healthy and effective exercise,” said Steve McDaniel, director of parks and recreation. “While this park will certainly be of benefit to the elderly in our community, we believe everyone can benefit from having this equipment in an easily accessible area in downtown Fort Wayne. We hope everyone has a chance to explore the park and even take an exercise class or two here. “
Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation stated that FitLot certified instructor positions are available at the Community Center. To learn more about the positions, contact Mary Wagner-Stockman at 260-427-6460.
For more information about the Outdoor Fitness Park and the classes offered at the Community Center, call 260-427-6460 or visit FortWayneParks.org.