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Free Railyard Fitness Course Moves to Johnson Creek!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fort HealthCare is hosting free, open gym sessions utilizing the new Railyard Obstacle Course during the winter months. This mobile playground has been available most Sunday afternoons beginning this past January and changes locations throughout communities in Jefferson County each month. The two hour sessions begin at the Johnson Creek High School, 111 South Street in Johnson Creek on March 30, April 6 and 13 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 has received much great attendance at Cambridge Elementary School in February and Jefferson High School in March. The equipment will be available at 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 locally and  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.