38th Avenue Fitness Court


IT’S A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY MORNING
AT THE 38TH AVENUE OUTDOOR
FITNESS COURT. AND WE’RE HERE TO CELEBRATE THE
OPENING. IT’S A WONDERFUL
FACILITY THAT’S JUST BUILT INTO A PLACE
WHERE THERE’S ALREADY A LOT OF
RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES. SO WE ARE JUST EXCITED TO SEE
THIS ADDITION TO THE
NEIGHBORHOOD. SO IN 2017 THE CITY COLLABORATED
WITH THE NATIONAL FITNESS
CAMPAIGN WHO PROVIDED A $10,000 GRANT
TOWARDS THIS OUTDOOR FITNESS COURT. SO THE IDEA IS THAT THIS
IS A FREE SPACE FOR FOLKS TO USE AND TO WORK OUT. THERE IS AN
APP THAT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THAT WALKS YOU THROUGH A 7
MINUTE CIRCUIT WORKOUT. THE IDEA IS TO PROMOTE HEALTH
AND WELLNESS THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY AND PROVIDE ADDITIONAL
ACCESS TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS
RESOURCES TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND
RESIDENTS. TODAY WE HAVE OUR FITNESS
TRAINER, SAM, WHO IS GOING TO BE WALKING US THROUGH OUR
WORKOUT FOR THE DAY SO YOU CAN GET AN IDEA OF HOW
THESE PIECES CAN WORK FOR YOUR
FITNESS ROUTINE. ONE… TWO…THREE FOUR…FIVE… PERFECT! JUST LIKE THAT! YOU ARE ALSO WORKING YOUR QUADS
AND YOUR HAMSTRINGS AT THE SAME TIME WHILE YOU ARE
DOING THIS. DO SIDE LUNGES. PULL YOURSELF UP. YOU CAN FEEL IT RIGHT HERE IN
YOUR MID BACK. THAT’S CALLED THE INSIDE OF YOUR
LATS. ONE… Go AGAIN. TWO… MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ELBOWS STOP
AT A 90 DEGREE AND SHOOT BACK UP. GOOD JOB! SO AS PART OF OUR PARTICIPATION
IN OUR PLATINUM STATUS WITHIN THE HEAL CAMPAIGN THE
CITY HAS TAKEN A NUMBER OF STEPS TO PROMOTE HEALTH AND
WELLNESS THROUGHOUT OUR
COMMUNITY AND TO OUR RESIDENTS. AS PART OF
THAT INITIATIVE WE OFFER A
NUMBER OF DIFFERENT EFFORTS LIKE MOVING
WITH THE MAYOR, AGELESS GRACE
EXERCISE CLASSES FOR OUR SENIOR RESIDENTS. WE WILL
ACTUALLY SOON BE INSTALLING OUR SECOND FOOD FOREST TO ALSO
PROMOTE HEALTHY EATING
THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY BUT THIS IS ONE PIECE OF A
LARGER PLAN THAT WE HAVE TO
PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ACCESS FOR HEALTH AND
WELLNESS RESOURCES FOR COMMUNITY
AND RESIDENTS. [CHEERING] SOMETIMES A LOT OF THE THINGS
THAT WE DO AS PUBLIC OFFICIALS
SOMETIMES WE MAY NOT SEE THE BENEFIT IN
MONTHS OR EVEN YEARS TO COME BUT
THIS IS ONE OF THOSE INSTANCES WHERE
WE CAN SEE THE IMMEDIATE IMPACT OF THE WORK THAT WE DO. SO THAT
MAKES ME VERY, VERY PROUD TO BE
AN ELECTED OFFICIAL HERE IN HYATTSVILLE. YOU KNOW THIS IS ACTUALLY ALONG
ONE OF MY TYPICAL WALKING AND
RUNNING PATHS WITH THE KIDS AND EVERY TIME THAT I’VE BEEN
PASSED IT IT’S BEEN VERY CROWDED
AND JUST THE IDEA THAT THE CITY HAS COMMITTED TO
THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS OF ALL
OF OUR RESIDENTS AND ENSURING THAT EQUALITY TO
HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCES IT’S JUST PART OF WHAT MAKES
HYATTSVILLE, HYATTSVILLE!

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