On October 13, 2022 the City of Wheat Ridge unveiled a sleek and modern outdoor Fitness Court® at Panorama Park. 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.
In 2022, the City of Wheat Ridge was selected from hundreds of applicants around the country to be awarded a $30,000 grant from NFC to help support the program. In addition to grant funding, a city match and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds were contributed to make the project possible in Wheat Ridge.
The new Fitness Court® at Panorama Park 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.
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 100 active Fitness Court locations across the country, and the Campaign will reach a total of 500 cities and schools by the end of 2022.
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 app, entitled “Fitness Court”, is available for iOS and Android.