BHC to unveil new Fitness Court Jan. 20
BULLHEAD CITY – Friday January 20, the City of Bullhead City will unveil its newest quality of life addition at Rotary Park, a sleek and modern outdoor Fitness Court with a supporting mobile app. This capital project is a featured part of a 2022 initiative launched by National Fitness Campaign (NFC), a nationwide consulting organization that partners with cities and schools to plan, build and fund healthy infrastructure.
Last year, the City of Bullhead City was awarded a $30,000 grant from NFC to help support the program. In addition to grant funding, a City contribution and local sponsorships from BHHS Legacy Foundation ($100,000) and DOT Foods ($10,000) respectively, were contributed to make the project possible in Bullhead City.
“The City envisions this being a positive addition to improving community healthcare and outdoor recreation facilities. Bullhead City is committed to investing in our community and such developments go a long way in advancing health standards for the whole community”, said Edigar Kajirwa, Assistant to the City Manager.
The new Fitness Court at Rotary Park with its beautiful backdrop including the Colorado River is an open-air wellness center that allows users to leverage their own body weight to get a complete workout. Created with adults of all ages in mind, the Fitness Court is adaptable for all fitness levels. New users can also download the free Fitness Court App — a coach-in-your-pocket style platform — that transforms the outdoor gym into a digitally supported wellness ecosystem. The Fitness Court App, entitled “Fitness Court”, is available for iOS and Android.
National Fitness Campaign developed the trademarked seven-station system in 2012 hoping to inspire municipalities to transform public spaces into community fitness hubs. There are currently 150+ active Fitness Court® locations across the country, and the Campaign surpassed a total of 250 cities and schools by the end of 2022.
“I think this will be a hugely popular amenity for this park”, said Dave Heath, Superintendent of Parks.
Residents are invited to attend an Opening Day Launch Event on January 20, at 10 a.m. to try the Fitness Court and learn about upcoming community wellness events and programming. For more information, visit City of Bullhead City’s media pages, or contact Bullhead City Public Information Officer Mackenzie Covert at 928-763-0182.