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Wabash Fitness Court Launch Party rescheduled

Staff Report

After two weather delays, Mayor Scott Long invites Wabash residents to the Wabash Fitness Court Launch Party and Dedication, according to a press release.

The event will be held rain or shine at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 by the Wabash River Greenway.

“The rain hasn’t cooperated with us in the past, however, we are committed to the Oct. 12 date and are hopeful that the community (can) celebrate together such an innovative installation,” stated Maria Smyth, city of Wabash receptionist and key event-organizer for the launch party.

The Fitness Court mobile app is online and available through the App Store.

“The free Fitness Court App delivers unique programs and ongoing training modules to users, while Fitness Court Ambassadors activate the program with group classes, training sessions and more. The fitness app includes challenges, classes and clinics that celebrate and build a healthy outdoor culture,” stated Smyth.

The Fitness Court offers innovative seven-minute training routines to provide full-body workouts for adults of all ages. Wabash Fitness Court ambassadors have completed the requirements from the National Fitness Campaign and encourage residents to attend the Launch Party and Dedication in workout clothes to participate in free interactive demonstrations.

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

“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,” stated Long.

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. Abby Waldon, Adam Hall, Adam Stakeman, Brian Swihart, Christine 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.

In the event of rain, only the formal dedication ceremony will take place and the Wabash Fitness Court demonstrations will be canceled. Please bring umbrellas.