Fitness Court Opens in Mebane
The outdoor, workout at your own pace facility, is perfect for exercising in these times.
Cone Health and the city of Mebane make it easy and fun for residents and their families to exercise. The Cone Health Community Fitness Court® is now open in Mebane Community Park. The project is part of a 2020 initiative launched by National Fitness Campaign (NFC), a nationwide consulting organization that partners with cities and schools to plan, build and fund healthy infrastructure.
The Cone Health Community Fitness Court is an open-air wellness center that allows people to use their body weight to get a complete workout. Created with adults of all ages in mind, the Fitness Court is adaptable to all fitness levels. Users can download the free Fitness Court App, “Fitness Court.” The “coach-in-your-pocket” style platform transforms the outdoor gym into a digitally supported ecosystem. The app guides workouts or allows fitness buffs to compare their performance with others. Fitness Court is available for iOS and Android.
With all of the challenges around us today, many have found exercise to be more important than ever,” says Deno Adkins, vice president, ambulatory network. “With this outdoor facility, Cone Health is right there with the Mebane community for every set of every workout.” Cone Health is the exclusive health care sponsor of the facility.
This year, the city of Mebane and dozens of other recipients from around the country were awarded a $30,000 grant from NFC to help support the program. In addition to grant funding, a city match and $35,000 from Cone Health helped make the project possible.
“To be ‘Positively Charming,’ (the city motto) a community has to encourage healthy living,” says David Cheek, city manager, Mebane. “With Cone Health and our other sponsors' generous support, Mebane's new fitness court provides another option for our citizens to get fit!”
NFC developed the trademarked seven-station system in 2012 hoping to inspire municipalities to transform public spaces into community fitness hubs. There are currently 100 Fitness Court locations across the country, and the campaign will reach 250 cities and schools by the end of 2020.