NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City leaders will throw a group-participation ribbon-cutting next month to showcase one of two new physical fitness workout courses built at two municipal parks at a cost of more than $320,000.
On Sept. 8, city officials will celebrate the opening of a Fitness Court at Buccleuch Park that will have an outdoor bodyweight training circuit training designed to fit into all levels of workouts. The circuit was created to that it can provide a daily exercise routine, city officials said.
Nw Brunswick has partnered with the National Fitness Campaign, a company started in California in 1979 to create a training course so that cities could encourage fitness by giving residents opportunities to exercise.
The "Launch Party' for the Fitness Courts at Buccleuch Park will begin at 11 a.m. on Sept. 8, with people being offered a 'fitness challenge," as well as exercise demonstrations and free giveaways, city officials said.
Each Fitness Court will have 30 individual pieces of equipment, a shock-resistant sports flooring, and exercise stations that allow for up to 28 people to workout at the same time.
Following the launching of the part, there will be a “Health and Play Family Day” from noon to 4 p.m. at the park, hosted by the New Brunswick Recreation Department and and Saint Peter’s University Hospital. Attendees. People are advised to dress for physical activity.
There will also be a Fitness Court at the Alice Jennings Archibald Park on Wright Place near McKinley Community School.
These courses are part of a larger city plan to upgrade the parks.
In June the city council approved the allocation of $64,620 concrete bases for the fitness stations, and $269,309.50 for matting and equipment for construction of the fitness courses at the two parks.