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Outdoor fitness stations available for workouts now at PFW

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Purdue University Fort Wayne invites both the campus and Fort Wayne communities to take advantage of new outdoor workout equipment installed at six pads along the Rivergreenway as it winds its way through campus.

Planning for the equipment and its installation began earlier this year as part of the university’s wellness strategy.

“The outdoor fitness stations are one of many health and wellness-driven decisions aimed at investing in student and employee health,” says Cynthia Springer, associate vice chancellor for Human Resources/Office of Institutional Equity. “The preliminary wellness strategy has already resulted in the replacement of a variety of workout equipment in the Fitness Center, the launch of Co-Rec Sports that includes Disc Golf, Pickleball, CrossFit Training, and Cricket, and a plan for upgrades to the student weight-training area in the Gates Athletics Center.”

The 12 different pieces of equipment include the following:

Two-person wheelchair accessible lat pull down

Two-person full bar exercise

Two-person sit-up incline benches

Two-person wheelchair accessible chest press

Two-person back and arms combo

Four-person pendulum, abs, and dip station

Four-person lower body combo

Two-level horizontal bar

Four-person leg press

Three-person plyometrics—set of three

Four-person combo bars

Two-person parallel bars

All of the stations are ADA accessible. These fitness stations are an addition to the university’s current outdoor fitness trails used for walking and running. Now, both indoor and outdoor options are available to students and staff so they can decide which options best suit their health, abilities, and lifestyles.

For additional information, contact Susan Alderman at 260-481-6165 (office), 260-489-5349 (cell), or [email protected].