class demonstrates Lincoln's new Fitness Court is for
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[September 06, 2018]
On Saturday, Aug. 25th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. anyone interested in
learning how to use Lincoln’s brand new community fitness equipment
could attend a supervised training session.
Those who showed up to learn how to use the equipment could have
made a commercial for how versatile the equipment is to all skill
and condition levels.
Participants varied from 20 to 83 years of age, and the 83-year-old
performed in the upper-half- condition of the group. It was quite
impressive how adaptable the equipment is to any and all fitness
Fitness instructors from the Lincoln Park District led the workout
at the city of Lincoln’s Fitness Court that is now open and free to
the public to use.
The equipped stations are located on a small portion of the land
that was given to the city by Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, on
the site of the old hospital located just west of Union St. on
Persons wanting to get the most out of the exercise zone can
download an app to their smart phones that will help them see how to
utilize the equipment. There are even videos to follow. But neither
is necessary to go and use the equipment.
On this morning instructors demonstrated how to use the mat and
equipment that primarily utilizes the body’s weight for resistance
at any endurance level. The spongy mat aids in reducing impact to
the knee joints.
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Participants circulated through the seven stations and were given 45
seconds to do reps with 15 seconds to rest. The instructors offered
variations to assist each person at reaching optimal reward from
Assisting from the Lincoln Park District were Michelle Ryan, Lori
Birnbaum and Taylor Rohrer.
Representing the prime sponsor of the fitness site, ALMH Community
Health Collaborative, Angie Whiteman was also there to assist.
Whiteman and her bundle of energy is better known as the ‘CATCH
Lady’ by kids in Logan County schools and is a cheerleader for
healthy lifestyle choices.
As it would be, as the instruction period ended the temperatures
were rising to what would become a hot August day on this particular
Saturday. The sun was just starting to make it a bit too warm as
participants finished with a timely warm down.
As the group disbanded everyone seemed to like how they felt, and
many were planning on making the Fitness Court a means of meeting at
least some of their physical conditioning in the future.
View videos that demonstrate Fit Court equipment.
Get the app for workouts and guidance.
Get moving! There’s no more excuse. It’s free, accessible, easy and
fun for everyone.