TOMS RIVER – Looking to get fit? Toms River residents can now work out at the new Fitness Court located at Veterans Park.
Mayor Maurice Hill alongside the Township Council, Toms River Police Department, Recreation and Engineering Departments officially opened the outdoor gym located on North Bay Avenue.
The township installed the state-of-the-art outdoor gym in partnership with the National Fitness Campaign. The court features seven stations for bodyweight circuit training and allows visitors to complete a full body workout in just seven minutes. The stations include pull-up bars, jump boxes, gymnastics rings and more for bodyweight exercises.
“A lot of residents like to use the walking path here at Veterans Park. The court gives residents another method of exercise here at the park. With multiple stations in just one area, people can go back and forth from walking to the bodyweight exercises,” Mayor Maurice Hill said. “Veterans Park is one of the really nice parks that we have and it’s always in use. We thought the fitness court would be a great addition to the park.”
Members of the Toms River Police Department completed the fitness ambassador training on the equipment and led a group workout on the new Fitness Court. Mayor Hill, Councilwoman Laurie Huryk and Councilman Matthew Lotano joined in and finished two rounds of the seven minute workout using the different stations.
Councilwoman Huryk stated how people can easily follow social distancing guidelines at the fitness court.
“During the pandemic, when residents have limited or no access to their regular gyms, it is particularly important that we continue to support health and wellness by providing outdoor exercise equipment,” she said.
The program coincides with the free Fitness Court App. The App allows individuals to learn new routines and also lets them to track their progress. The app is available for Android and IPhone users and can be downloaded at nationalfitnesscampaign.com/app.