WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation presented representatives of Minnesota West Community & Technical College on Monday with a grant for $10,000 that will be used to build the college's planned fitness court on the Worthington campus.
"The fitness court is all inclusive," explained Mike Cumiskey, a Minnesota West instructor who is involved in planning the facility.
"No additional equipment is needed by the user," Cumiskey said. "It is engineered so all the exercise stations only involve the user's own weight as resistance. It’s made so people from any athletic ability can use it."
The court will function as an exercise circuit with seven key movements designed to strength the whole body. A free fitness court app demonstrates how each station works to ensure users get the most out of their workout.
The concept was created by the National Fitness Campaign, which aims to put fitness courts in 1,000 cities by 2022. With $100,000 in local matching funds, NFC offers $30,000 grants for cities around the country to build fitness courts.
Minnesota West plans to install the fitness court between the administration building and the health and wellness center.
Although the court will be maintained by Minnesota West, it will also be open for use by all community members.