City of Sterling Heights opens outdoor fitness park for 50+ community

~ The city of Sterling Heights, Michigan has recently opened a unique Outdoor Fitness Park to help its Senior Center members maintain physical fitness and increase socialization. The park features nine workout machines, five of which are wheelchair accessible, and is exclusively available for individuals aged 50 and over.

Kristen Briggs, Sterling Height Recreation Superintendent, said "The Outdoor Fitness Park is the newest amenity to help our Senior Center members maintain physical fitness, increase socialization and enjoy three of Michigan's seasons. There are machines that focus on cardio fitness and several that help with strength training. The addition of machines that are wheelchair accessible make it an inclusive space to help all our patrons age well."

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Mayor Michael Taylor commented "The city of Sterling Heights is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals within our community at every age. Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation continues to provide opportunities that leverage our surroundings to motivate us to pursue a healthier and happier lifestyle."

The project was funded through Community Development Block Grant CARES Act and provides all the physical benefits of indoor exercise through a range of equipment that supports cardiovascular health, muscle strength, balance and flexibility. Yearly membership passes give full access to all drop-in programs and amenities at no additional charge for $16 per resident or $32 for non-residents. For more information on the 50+ Outdoor Fitness Park and other Parks and Recreation amenities, visit

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