From The Tribune staff reports
LEEDS — Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of Alabama, the City of Leeds, and the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) announced a partnership to bring an outdoor Fitness Court® to the City of Leeds. The Fitness Court, located in Leeds Memorial Park at 1159 Montevallo Road, will officially open Tuesday, November 1, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
This Fitness Court was developed by BCBS of Alabama, the City of Leeds, and NFC to expand free access to high-quality workouts and create equitable access to exercise for communities around the state. The Fitness Court is the world’s best outdoor gym that lets people use their own body weight to get a complete workout using seven exercise stations, according to BCBS.
Created with people aged 14 and over – and with all abilities – in mind, the workouts are adaptable for all fitness levels, allowing participants to move at their own pace. Users also may download the free Fitness Court App, which acts as a coach-in-your-pocket and enhances the outdoor gym into a digitally supported wellness experience.
“One of our Company’s top priorities is to help improve the health and wellness of Alabamians,” Director of Corporate Communications and Community Relations, BCBS of Alabama, Sophie Martin, said. “We are honored to partner with the City of Leeds to bring our Blue Cross sponsored Fitness Courts to Alabama. This innovative platform will help encourage communities to lead healthy and active lifestyles.”
“We have anticipated this day for a long time and are excited about the official grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new outdoor Fitness Court®,” Leeds Mayor David Miller said.
“National Fitness Campaign is proud to welcome the City of Leeds to the campaign as a leader in health and wellness for Alabama and across America,” Founder of National Fitness Campaign, Mitch Menaged, said.
Residents are invited to attend the Launch Event on Tuesday, November 1, at 10:00 a.m. to try the Fitness Court. Jeh Jeh Pruitt, WBRC Fox 6 TV Presenter and Reporter will emcee the event, which will include a Police vs. Fire Fitness Challenge, fitness demonstrations, and a fitness class.
For more information, visit www.LeedsAlabama.org, or contact Dona Bonnett, Media Support, at 256-345-3993. For more information on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s support of NFC, please visit https://nationalfitnesscampaign.com/alabama.