The Naperville Park District will host a grand opening for its new Frontier Sports Complex Fitness Court on Thursday, June 16.
Outdoor circuit training
The new training ground is an outdoor circuit training system designed for teenagers and adults. It is located adjacent to 95th Street Community Plaza at 3109 Cedar Drive.
The fitness court is one of about 250 installed across the country as part of a national initiative by the National Fitness Campaign. This is the first in Naperville. The setup allows the user to use their own body weight to complete a full workout and is adjustable for all levels. Because it’s outdoors, it’s free to the public and can be paired with a fitness court app. According to the National Fitness Campaign website, it aims to guide the user through a “7 moves in 7 minutes” workout routine.
Grants and sponsors helped
The cost of setting up the court along with the equipment was partially funded by a $25,000 grant from the National Fitness Campaign in partnership with the Illinois Park and Recreation Association, as well as a number of sponsor donations. Midwest Orthopedics at Rush provided a $50,000 title sponsorship. StretchLab Naperville West, F3 Naperville and the law firm of Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol also made contributions.
“The Park District is grateful to our local sponsors who support this new outdoor community workout space,” said Executive Director Brad Wilson in a press release. “We are excited to bring the Fitness Court to the Frontier Sports Complex adjacent to the 95th Street Community Plaza where it will add another recreational activity to complement the playground, splash pool and connecting trails. Families of all ages will find something fun at this place.”
The grand opening begins at 5:00 p.m. and includes remarks from park officials and guest speakers, as well as a ribbon-cutting ceremony. There will also be giveaways while supplies last and a fitness equipment demonstration.
The opening has been strategically timed to coincide with National Family Health and Fitness Day, which occurs on the second Saturday in June.
Kim Pirc of Naperville News 17 reports.
Photo courtesy of Naperville Park District
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