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Fort HealthCare offers free Railyard fitness sessions for children

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Fort HealthCare is hosting free, open gym sessions utilizing the new Railyard Obstacle Course during the winter months. This mobile playground will be available each Sunday afternoon beginning in January and will change locations throughout communities in Jefferson County each month. The two hour sessions begin at the Rock Lake Activity Center, 229 Fremont Street in Lake Mills on January 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 2-4 p.m.

The Railyard Obstacle Course sessions are a great opportunity for children to have fun and be active this winter. There is no obligation to pay however free-will donations will be accepted. Parents must be present to supervise children and are welcome to participate.  The equipment will be available at Cambridge Elementary School in February, Jefferson High School in March, Johnson Creek High School in April and Fort Atkinson High School in May.

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.

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.

Tiffany Frohmader, Fort HealthCare Wellness Specialist said, “This course is like an indoor playground that disguises the fact you’re getting a dynamic workout.”

The equipment was purchased by the Fort Memorial Foundation with goals of promoting family fitness, pediatric wellness and combatting childhood obesity.

For more information about the Railyard Obstacle Course and for a complete open gym schedule, visit or contact Andrea Billinghurst at (920) 568-5244.