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Fort HealthCare introduces Railyard Obstacle Course at Jefferson County Fair

Monday, July 8, 2013

Railyard Obstacle CourseFort HealthCare will introduce the new Railyard Obstacle Course at the Jefferson County Fair. This mobile playground will be available on Wednesday, July 10 through Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 2 – 4 p.m. and 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Fort HealthCare staff will be presenting demonstrations at these designated times, and children are encouraged to try this new fitness equipment.

The Railyard Obstacle Course has received rave reviews from physical education, athletic conditioning, personal training and institutional experts worldwide and has been used by college and professional athletes for over 16 years. The course helps develop core strength, cardiovascular fitness and gains in balance, speed, power, agility, flexibility, and coordination.

The equipment was purchased by the Fort Memorial Foundation with goals of promoting family fitness, pediatric wellness and combatting childhood obesity. Tiffany Frohmader, Fort HealthCare Wellness Specialist said, “This course is like an indoor playground that disguises the fact you’re getting a dynamic workout.” Designed to mimic activities performed in day-to-day lives—climbing, crawling, balancing, ducking, jumping, and walking—it is able to be used by everyone of all ages and fitness levels.

The Railyard will primarily be used for Fort HealthCare’s Pediatric Fit Program, family-friendly fitness classes, adult boot camps, and it will be utilized by community groups throughout the area. The first class to premier the new course will be Movin’ and Losin’, offered on Tuesdays, September 17 to October 22 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. This 6-week weight-management program is designed specifically for families—children ages 8 – 15 years old—who are looking for ways to incorporate healthier eating and fitness habits into their everyday lifestyle. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Heidi Jennrich and Occupational Therapist, Alyssa Maurer, will cover a different topic each week related to diet and exercise and each class will include a family activity utilizing the new Railyard fitness equipment.

For more information about the Railyard Obstacle Course, Movin’ and Losin’ or Fort HealthCare fitness classes, visit or contact Tiffany Frohmader at (920) 568-5474.