SCHENECTADY, NY (NEWS10) — SUNY Schenectady is hosting a grand opening for the new MVP Health Care Fitness Court on Monday. The Fitness Court is a free, open-air wellness center that allows people to use their body weight to work out.
The Fitness Court allows users of all fitness levels to move at their own pace, with a seven-movement workout. The MVP Health Care Fitness Court at SUNY Schenectady is the first of nine built throughout the Capital Region.
“Although it’s new equipment to the Capital Region, I want everyone to feel rest assured that regardless of what your fitness level is, you can find something that works for you,” said Stacey Barss, Leader, Field Marketing at MVP Health Care. “It’s very versatile. Anyone can sit down or stand up for these kinds of exercises and no matter your build. There will be some sort of fit for you,” added SUNY Schenectady student Cooper Hewison.
These fitness courts could be found in various cities across the country, but this is the first one in the Capital Region. MVP Health Care has been teaming up with local organizations under the National Fitness Campaign.
Dr. Steady Moono, President of SUNY Schenectady, said that the Fitness Court is a welcome addition to campus. “You can come with your family your friends the community and exercise and just create that balance that we all need,” said Dr. moon.
The Fitness Court is located near the Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail access point.
The MVP Health Care Fitness Court includes 30 pieces of state-of-the-art equipment, allowing users of all skill levels to leverage their body weight at different angles and resistance levels to increase mobility and muscular strength. Users move among seven different zones – core, squat, push, lunge, pull, agility and bend. Each element can be used for hundreds of exercise variations, providing opportunities for those beginning their fitness journey to elite athletes, and for every user in between.
Also, users can download the free Fitness Court app which acts as a coach-in-your-pocket and transforms the outdoor gym into a digitally supported wellness ecosystem. During today’s Grand Opening, ambassadors from the College and MVP demonstrated how to use each zone.
Beginning on June 22, MVP Health Care will sponsor a free, six-week fitness class that introduces the proper movements and exercises to do while using the Fitness Court. The class, open to users of all ages and skill levels, will be held on Wednesdays from 5 to 5:45 pm Pre-registration is preferred through MVP’s Living Well Programs registration link – Schenectady Fitness Court Strength and Conditioning Class – MVP Health Care. Those who haven’t pre-registered should arrive 15 minutes early to register with a MVP staff member.
“At MVP Health Care, we always strive to push the boundaries of preserving and enhancing the health and wellness of the communities we serve,” said Chris Del Vecchio, President and CEO of MVP Health Care. “We know that the MVP Health Care Fitness Court will provide free, equitable access to exercise equipment that can ultimately change someone’s health care journey, and we are so proud to provide that option together with our partners, SUNY Schenectady and the National Fitness Campaign. We look forward to seeing you on the MVP Health Care Fitness Court!”