June 19, 2015
Fort HealthCare have the Railyard Obstacle Course at the Jefferson County Fair. This mobile playground will be available on Wednesday, July 8th through Saturday, July 11th at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 2 – 4 p.m. and 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Also on Sunday, July 12th, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m.-4 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 18 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 course is used as a major part of the Movin’ and Losin’ fitness program, offered by Fort HealthCare. 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 FortHealthCare.com/Classes or contact Tiffany Frohmader at (920) 568-5474.