GENESEO – United Way and several local organizations and businesses have brought three fitness stations to Highland Park which are now available the public for free.
According to a press release from the Livingston County Health Department, they along with the United Way of Livingston County, Wegmans, Genesee Valley Motors, Genesee Valley Health Partnership, and the Village of Geneseo have come together to provide funds for the new stations.
“This project is a wonderful collaboration among local partners who are committed to improving the health of the community,” said Jennifer Rodriguez, Public Health Director of the Livingston County Department of Health.
The fitness stations allow users who have various fitness levels to combine a cardio workout on the trails with a total body workout on the equipment.
According to a recent community health assessment, chronic disease prevention and management was identified as a priority in Livingston County. Community partners including Noyes Health and the Genesee Valley Health Partnership have developed a community health improvement plan based on this assessment which includes working with local municipalities to increase physical activity opportunities.
“The Genesee Valley Health Partnership is excited to be part of this innovative initiative,” said Joan H. Ellison, president of the Genesee Valley Health Partnership. “It makes the healthy choice the easy choice and creates a community that is healthier to live, work and play.”
All partners that made this project possible said that it was an honor to get involved and offer Livingston County residents another way to get out and get active.
“The United Way of Livingston County is very honored and excited to be a part of this collaboration,” said Karen Rumfola, Regional Director of United Way for Livingston County. “The equipment is designed to be utilized by individuals of all ages and physical abilities. It’s so nice to see that all residents in Livingston County can enjoy the benefits of the United Way’s fundraising efforts.”
A grand opening is currently planned for August 2015. Highland Park is open from 7 a.m. to dusk. Use of the equipment is free. For more information regarding additional physical activity opportunities in Livingston County, please visit the Genesee Valley Health Partnership’s website here.