NEW OPENING: FREE outdoor fitness court in Leeds

outdoor fitness court in Leeds
(Dona Bonnett)

The City of Leeds has a new outdoor fitness court thanks to a new partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama (BCBS) and the National Fitness Campaign (NFC).

Grand opening, Tues. November 1

outdoor fitness court in Leeds
(Dona Bonnett)

The Fitness Court in Leeds officially opens Tuesday, November 1 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The cool part—residents are invited to attend and give the court a try.

Here’s what to expect during the grand opening:

  • The Police vs. Fire Fitness Challenge
  • Fitness demonstrations
  • A fitness class

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.

David Miller, Mayor, City of Leeds

WBRC Fox 6 TV Presenter and Reporter, Jeh Jeh Pruitt emcee’s the event.

National Fitness Campaign

The Fitness Court in Leeds was developed to expand free access to high-quality workouts and create equitable access to exercise for communities around the state. According to BCBS, it is one of the best outdoor gyms in the world because it lets people use their own body weight to get a complete workout using seven exercise stations.

“One of our company’s top priorities is to help improve the health and wellness of Alabamians. 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.”

Sophie Martin, Director of Corporate Communications and Community Relations, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

BCBS created the Fitness Court with people 14 years and older with all abilities in mind. So, workouts are adaptable for all fitness levels, allowing participants to move at their own pace.

Pro-tip: Users can download the Fitness Court App for an enhanced workout experience.

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