Mebane’s newest park has another new component, a seven-station “fitness court,” sponsored by Cone Health.
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 using a seven-station system developed by the National Fitness Campaign (NFC); the system was developed in 2012 hoping to inspire municipalities to transform public spaces into community fitness hubs.
With all of the challenges around us today, many have found exercise to be more important than ever,” says Deno Adkins, Cone’s vice president, ambulatory network.
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.
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.
Mebane recreation and parks director Aaron Davis has prepared an 8-minute tutorial for how to use the court: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU7qpUPKsnE