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Ground Broken for Fitness Court in Palmdale

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City of Palmdale elected officials, along with representatives from Antelope Valley Hospital and Kaiser Permanente gathered at Pelona Vista Park in Palmdale for an official ground-breaking for the new community Fitness Court®.

The Fitness Court will be a best-in-class outdoor bodyweight circuit-training system, which features more than 30 pieces of exercise equipment arranged in stations that allow for up to 28 people to use the court at the same time. The system includes a series of full-body exercises that can be completed in just seven minutes. The 7 Movements in 7 Minutes is a simple yet powerful workout created for a range of athletic abilities that is shown to burn more calories per minute than most other forms of exercise.

"Healthy communities are thriving communities and it’s very exciting to see Palmdale becoming part of this great movement that is growing nationally," said Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer. "A special thanks to our partners Antelope Valley Hospital and Kaiser Permanente. It’s these kinds of partnerships that strengthen our community and give our residents more opportunities for engagement and healthy fun."

"This partnership between the City of Palmdale and Antelope Valley Hospital allows us to extend our message of healthier living into the community where families are already gathering," said Antelope Valley Hospital CEO Edward Mirzabegian. "As a local healthcare leader, we are not only focused on taking care of people when they’re sick or injured, we want to help local residents live healthier. The Fitness Court is one more way we’re accomplishing that goal."

The Fitness Court is made possible through funds from Antelope Valley Hospital, the presenting sponsor, as well as support from The Kaiser Foundation and an NFC Fitness Grant from official music sponsor Fit Radio.