- Diana Matthews
Free Fitness Court opens in Whiteville
Columbus County was the first North Carolina location to open a “Fitness Court” with the launch of a newly constructed facility on Government Complex Road in Whiteville Wednesday July 31.
Left to right : Adam Linker, Project Officer-Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Clarence Williams, Vice Chair-Columbus County Recreation Advisory Board
Trent Burroughs, Chairman-Columbus County Commissioners
Julie M. Strickland, Director-Columbus County Parks and Recreation
Kim Smith, Director-Columbus County Public Health
Edwin Russ, Columbus County Commissioner (standing behind Mrs. Smith)
Leo Green-Green Engineering
James Prevatte- Columbus County Commissioner
Mike Stephens, County Manager (green shirt)
The Columbus County Parks and Recreation Department opened the outdoor gym to the public Wednesday, July 31 during a 9 a.m. kickoff.
After a brief ceremony and ribbon cutting, locally trained Fitness Court ambassadors demonstrated how to use the court’s features. The public also learned about a free mobile app allowing users to take classes and learn workout routines. The event also featured healthful snacks from local vendors and swag giveaways.
The bodyweight circuit training facility is suitable for adults (ages 14+) of all fitness abilities and is completely free of cost.