FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROCKDALE COUNTY LAUNCHES THE FITNESS COURT®
PRIORITIZING COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN GEORGIA
New project is part of National Fitness Campaign – a nationwide initiative to build Healthy Communities
|ROCKDALE COUNTY MEDIA CONTACT:
Melisa Mims, Director Department of Public Relations | email@example.com| (770) 278-7013
|NFC MEDIA CONTACT:
Lindsay Valenti | firstname.lastname@example.org
[ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA — April 20th, 2023] — On April 11th, 2023, Rockdale County unveiled an outdoor Fitness Court® at Wheeler Park, 1400 Parker Rd SE, improving and enhancing the quality of life for Georgia residents. This capital project is a featured part of the 2023 initiative launched by National Fitness Campaign (NFC), a nationwide wellness consulting firm that partners with municipalities and schools to plan, build and fund Healthy Communities. NFC’s award-winning initiative is now planning its 500th Healthy Community in America and is poised to deliver vital outdoor wellness programs helping to fight the obesity epidemic across the country.
This year, Rockdale County and dozens of other select recipients nationwide were awarded a $30,000 grant from NFC to help support the program. In addition to grant funding, SPLOST and general funding contributed to making the project possible in Conyers.
The new Fitness Court® at Wheeler Park is the world’s best outdoor gym and allows users to leverage their body weight to get a complete workout using seven stations. Created for adults aged 14 and older, the Fitness Court is adaptable for all fitness levels. Users can also download the free Fitness Court App — a coach-in-your-pocket style platform — that transforms the world’s best outdoor gym into a digitally supported wellness experience. The Fitness Court App is available for iOS and Android.
“When we as a community invest in our health, good things happen!” said Parks and Recreation Leadership, welcoming the court to our city. Parks and Recreation are currently looking for Fitness Ambassadors to help involve the community in using the new Fitness Court and give an in-person example of how simple the court is to use. Stop by Wheeler Park and check out the world’s best outdoor gym and continue to strive to engage in healthy activity.
For more information, please call Johnson Park Recreation Center at 770-278-7529 or visit www.nationalfitnesscampaign.com/fitness-court.
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