Oakley Opens Brand New Fitness Court

Press Release Issued by the City of Oakley

Monday, September 9, 2019

Contact Information

Nancy Marquez-Suarez

Assistant to the City Manager

925-625-7007

marquez@ci.oakley.ca.us 

Issued By

Contra Costa Transportation authority

Oakley Opens Brand New Fitness Court

This morning, the City of Oakley helped make fitness more accessible for our residents when the ribbon was cut on a beautiful new outdoor Fitness Court, built in partnership with Bay Cities Paving, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, GoMentum Station, and the National Fitness Campaign. The Fitness Court is free to the public, suitable for ages 14 and over, and appropriate for all fitness levels.

This free community gym is connected to the active, vibrant Delta de Anza Regional Trail and nestled alongside the new Oakley Recreation Center, highlighting Oakley’s commitment to creating wellness opportunities for all residents.

When cities invest in connected and healthy infrastructure, citizens are encouraged to bike and walk – getting out of their cars and back into their communities. This reduces traffic pollution and congestion on the roads in addition to the obvious health benefits of working out at this exciting new facility.

“The goal of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority is to keep Contra Costa County moving, and it has been exciting to see how Oakley has taken that concept and applied it in a way that benefits all members of our community,” said Oakley City Councilman and Contra Costa Transportation Authority Commissioner Kevin Romick. “The Fitness Court will also benefit the environment and economy of our City.”

Want some guidance for your workout? Residents can download a free Fitness Court app that will lead them through a specialized seven-minute workout via the Apple App Store here or on Google Play here or by visiting nationalfitnesscampaign.com.

The Oakley Fitness Court is part of a nationwide effort launched by National Fitness Campaign, and Oakley is teaming up with local ambassadors to connect their fitness community to free activities and experiences that encourage a healthy lifestyle.

“We’re excited to bring our campaign to make world-class fitness free for Oakley residents,” said National Fitness Campaign Founder Mitch Menaged. “Together with City of Oakley leadership team, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, and the generous partners who helped make the Fitness Court a reality, we are happy to be part of a wellness network growing across the nation.”

Oakley Opens Brand New Fitness Court

About The National Fitness Campaign

National Fitness Campaign, a social enterprise founded in 1979, partners with local communities and nationwide sponsors to promote healthy infrastructure. The Fitness Court® ecosystem combines digital tools, evolving challenges and best in class equipment to create the world’s best outdoor gym experience. With original locations in 4,000 cities worldwide, a flagship installation in San Francisco and 200 new locations across the United States, National Fitness Campaign is committed to making world class fitness free for everyone. More information about can be found at nfchq.com.

About The Contra Costa Transportation Authority

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is a public agency formed by Contra Costa voters in 1988 to manage the county’s transportation sales tax program and oversee countywide transportation planning efforts. CCTA is responsible for planning, funding and delivering critical transportation infrastructure projects and programs that connect our communities, foster a strong economy, increase sustainability, and safely and efficiently get people where they need to go. CCTA also serves as the county’s designated Congestion Management Agency, responsible for putting programs in place to keep traffic levels manageable. More information about CCTA is available at ccta.net.