UPMC Passavant to sponsor new fitness court

UPMC Passavant is a major sponsor of a new, outdoor fitness court coming to the Town of McCandless in 2020.

The National Fitness Campaign designed the court and provided a partial grant of $30,000. UPMC Passavant will support a significant portion of the project with the goal of making community fitness free and open to all.

“We are excited to be working with UPMC Passavant on this project,” said Town Council President Kim Zachary. “We thank UPMC for its generosity and commitment to the fitness court, which will greatly benefit the local community and contribute to making fitness attainable to all.”

Providing North Hills communities with a fitness court contributes to community-wide wellness and healthy living and supports to reduce and prevent chronic diseases.

Chronic disease management, specifically heart (cardiovascular) disease and stroke, is defined as a significant health need for North Hills communities of Allegheny County, according to UPMC’s 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment. Exercise can be an important measure in preventative health care for conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and arthritis.

“UPMC Passavant is here to support the health and wellness of our North Hills communities,” said Susan Hoolahan, president of UPMC Passavant. “Exercise is essential to a healthy lifestyle, and the new fitness court will help residents of all ages achieve their personal wellness goals.”

The fitness court will be located in the Town Hall Recreation Complex, adjacent to the Lorraine G. Rogers soccer fields and Ingomar Road. It will be a 32-foot-by-35-foot court containing seven stations, 30 pieces of bodyweight training equipment and will have the capacity to accommodate up to 28 people at a time.

Construction on the fitness court will begin in the spring and is expected to take less than one month to complete.

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