Free outdoor fitness court opens at Fabbrini Park

  • The new fitness court at Fabbrini Park incorporates functional fitness movements, agility and strength exercises with customizable difficulty levels and a free phone app.

    The new fitness court at Fabbrini Park incorporates functional fitness movements, agility and strength exercises with customizable difficulty levels and a free phone app. Courtesy of Hoffman Estates Park District

 
Hoffman Estates Park District
Updated 7/26/2019 7:25 AM

Hoffman Estates Park District, IL. -- Aug 2019 -- As part of an effort to make world-class fitness free and accessible in beautiful public spaces across the country, the Hoffman Estates Park District (HEParks) has partnered with National Fitness Campaign (NFC) to bring The Fitness Court® to Fabbrini Park.

Invented by San Francisco-based NFC, the Fitness Court is an outdoor body weight circuit training gym, that supports all-level workouts that can be completed in as little as 7 minutes a day. Free fitness is taking over the Chicago area, as HEParks becomes the next to install and launch this state-of-the-art facility!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"The district has really invested in fitness initiatives with both our indoor and outdoor facilities. This new Fitness Court at Fabbrini Park joins The Club at Prairie Stone ™, Willow Recreation Center & Triphahn Center in promoting healthy lifestyles for our residents and adds a spectacular outdoor gym to our exercise amenities," said Craig Talsma, Executive Director of HEParks.

The new Fitness Court is suitable for adults (ages 14+) of all fitness abilities and completely free to use. With the free Fitness Court App, available for iOS or Android, users can take classes, learn workout routines and get fit -- all in their own local park!

"We're excited to bring our campaign to make world-class fitness free to HEParks," said Mitch Menaged, Founder of National Fitness Campaign. "NFC is happy to partner with leaders who are ready to join a wellness network growing across the nation. With funding to reach 1,000 cities and schools by 2020, our Fitness Courts, free mobile app, classes and clinics are building healthy habits for millions of people."

On Saturday, Aug 3, HEParks invites all residents, local businesses and media in the region to attend the Party in the Park event from 2 p.m. -- 7 p.m.! As part of the afternoon festivities, attendees will be taught to use the Fitness Court effectively with demonstrations, free tours and even free 30 minute hands-on workout classes. Athletic wear is encouraged.

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ABOUT NFC:

National Fitness Campaign, a social enterprise founded in 1979, partners with local communities and nationwide sponsors to promote healthy infrastructure. The Fitness Court® ecosystem combines digital tools, evolving challenges and best in class equipment to create the world's best outdoor gym experience. With original locations in 4,000 cities worldwide, a flagship installation in San Francisco and 250 new locations across the United States, National Fitness Campaign is committed to making world class fitness free for everyone.

ABOUT HEParks

Hoffman Estates Park District proudly offers first-class parks, facilities, programs, and services to meet the needs of a diverse and dynamic population. The award-winning district serves a community of over 50,000 with two community centers, a premier 18-hole golf course, state-of-the-art fitness centers, twin ice arena, family aquatic center, and over 70 parks. The District is a member of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA). Learn more about the award-winning park district at www.HEParks.org.