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Wabash Fitness Court launch party set

Staff Report

Mayor Scott Long would like to invite Wabash residents to the Wabash Fitness Court launch party and dedication at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 by the Wabash River Greenway, according to a Wednesday press release.

“Parkview Wabash Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and inspiring the well-being of the community we serve,” stated Marilyn Custer-Mitchell, Parkview Wabash Hospital president. “The ability for just about anyone to access a quick workout that is free of charge and on your own time will break down several barriers to achieving your best health. This aligns very well with the hospital’s mission, and we are excited to see the Fitness Court in use at the launch party.”

The city of Wabash used the CreatINg Places program sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) to raise the $25,000 needed to receive a matching grant.

The goal was exceeded, and together with community partners, the city raised $26,360.

“The Fitness Court offers innovative seven-minute training routines to provide full-body workouts for adults of all ages,” stated the release.

Wabash Fitness Court ambassadors have completed the requirements from National Fitness Campaign and encourage residents to attend the Launch Party and Dedication in workout clothes to participate in free interactive demonstrations.

During the event, swag items for fitness court participants will be provided by Visit Wabash County and the city of Wabash. Cathy’s Natural Market will be on-site providing healthy snacks and Bryce Lindsay from NuStart Health will be available to discuss nutrition.

“We are grateful to our premier sponsors, Parkview Wabash Hospital and INGUARD Health for making this state-of-the-art Fitness Court possible. Their commitment to the city of Wabash and the vision for our community to become a healthier place to live is sincerely appreciated.

“Long would like to ensure each donor is acknowledged. Whether it was $10 or $25,000, every little bit helped,” stated the release.

Therefore, local sponsors and donors will be honored at the event.

Thank you to the ambassadors for your donation and time through this project and after installation.

The Ambassadors will be available to help coach one-on-one or through a group setting free of charge. Those participating include Abby Schuler Waldon, Adam Hall, Adam Stakeman, Brian Swihart, Christine BonJour Flohr. Jakae Swope, Jeff Guenin-Hodson, Josh Steele, Kyle Zerfas, Lauren Dale, Leigh Denniston, Michael Swope, Mary Jo McClelland, Natalie Swihart, Paul Reynolds and Travis Burns.

Rain date is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.