On May 21, 2022, at 10 am, the City of Hanford will unveil its newest quality of life addition at Hidden Valley Park, a sleek modern outdoor Fitness Court with a supporting mobile app. This year, the City of Hanford was selected from hundreds of applicants around the county to be awarded a $30,000 grant from the National Fitness Campaign to help support the program. In addition to this funding, a City match was contributed to make this project possible in Hanford.
"I am thrilled to have this Fitness Court in our city and open to the public. As a survivor of childhood cancer and a couple of autoimmune diseases, fitness and health have been a passion of mine for most of my life. It is incumbent upon us all to not take our health for granted, no matter what fitness level we are, so I believe this to be something fun and hopefully inspire our community to live an active, healthy lifestyle," says Mayor Kalish Morrow
The new Fitness Court at Hidden Valley Park is an open-air wellness center that allows users to leverage their body weight to get a complete workout. Created with adults of all ages in mind, the Fitness Court is adaptable for all fitness levels. New users can also download the free Fitness Court App – a coach-in-your-pocket style platform – that transforms the outdoor gym into a digitally supported wellness ecosystem. The "Fitness Court" app is available for iOS and Android. To download the free Fitness Court App, scan the QR code below.
National Fitness Campaign developed the trademarked seven-station system in 2012, hoping to inspire municipalities to transform public spaces into community fitness hubs. There are currently 100 active Fitness Court locations across the country, and the Campaign will reach 500 cities and schools by the end of 2022.
"We are excited to bring our Campaign to make world-Class fitness free to the City of Hanford," said Mitch Menaged, Founder of the National Fitness Campaign. "Together with the city, NFC is happy to be a part of a wellness network growing nationwide. With funding to reach 1,000 cities and schools by 2024, our Fitness Courts, free mobile app, classes, and clinics are building habits for millions of people."
All Hanford residents are invited to attend an Opening Day Launch Event on May 21, 2022, at 10 am to try the Fitness Court and learn about upcoming community wellness events and programming.
Brad Albert, Parks and Community Services Director
City of Hanford