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GET MOVING WITH OUTDOOR FITNESS COURSES – Buncombe County

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Date(s) - 09/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
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Adults looking to increase physical activity and social engagement have a couple of new options with more on the way at local parks. Providing residents with a no-cost environment to engage in fitness for all levels is priority for Buncombe County Recreation Services and have been a top request by community members. The two new fitness zones were partially funded by a $10,850 Get Out and Get Fit grant from ExoFit and Barrs Recreation.

“Communities across the country are finding outdoor adult fitness zones result in substantially more exercise,” according to Josh O’Connor, Director of Recreation Services. “By providing these options for our residents, we can remove the barriers that keep some of them from getting the exercise they need, increase their opportunities to work out, and make the experience more enjoyable. Through careful site selection, we want to make exercise fun, promote friendships, attract new users, and improve health and quality of life.”

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