Cultivate Health to kick off Fitness Zone with "Let's Get Physical" event

March 07, 2016

As part of the Cultivate Health project through Regis University, a Fitness Zone, or outdoor exercise area will be installed at Zuni Park in the Chaffee Park Neighborhood.

The park at 5100 N. Zuni St. has 12.8 acres.

The new Fitness Zone will have a range of top quality equipment that will allow adults of all ages and fitness levels to undertake a full body workout.

The installation of the Fitness Zone areas is a partnership with Cultivate Health and The Trust for Public Land, who will be installing the equipment throughout March in coordination with Denver Parks and Recreation.

“It’s a really amazing park,” said Linnea Bjorkman, the healthy living coordinator for Cultivate Health. “The residents have been looking for ways to activate that park more. It’s a huge priority and we listened to what the residents want. We want to do what’s most beneficial to them and their goals of improving their health.”

A “Let’s Get Physical” event will kick off the grand opening of the Fitness Zone from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 2. The event will include zumba, pilates, yoga, aerialists, children’s activities, face painting, a balloon artist, live entertainment from Yo Mamas and Papas and Colombian food from the La Chiva food truck.

The Trust for Public Land, with the help of the community, researched which machines would be of most beneficial to community members. Regis University student physical therapists then developed recommended workouts that will be on display at the event. Students will be on hand at the opening on April 2 to help demonstrate exercises and training circuits.

The Cultivate Health project was made possible by a $1 million grant from The Colorado Health Foundation in 2014. Cultivate Health is a unique partnership among Regis University, adjacent neighborhood residents and nonprofit partners to promote health in the environments in which we live, work and learn. We strive to support health and wellness of residents by creating infrastructure, programming and increasing access to healthy food. For more information visit www.regis.edu/cultivatehealth.

About The Trust for Public Land: The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Nearly ten million people live within a 10 minute walk of a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year. To support The Trust for Public Land and share why nature matters to you, visit www.tpl.org.