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- Free fitness program for veterans continues -

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Veterans with disabilities, and veterans without, are invited to enroll in Fit With a Friend, an ongoing free program that focuses on developing general fitness through a circuit rotation that makes use of the Memorial Fitness Zone at T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park (3300 N Park Rd., Hollywood 33021; 954-357-8811). The next round of classes is on Wednesdays, October 17th through December 12th, from 10:30 to 11:45AM. (No class on November 21.)

The program is for veterans with or without disabilities, plus one spouse, child, sibling, or friend 18 or over. Participants will be assessed on measures of blood pressure, heart rate, and body mass index (BMI) at the beginning and end of the program. Each class will consist of a warmup, a functional circuit routine with and without resistance bands, and a cooldown. The goal is to increase awareness among veterans of the need to stay active through a general fitness routine. Consistence attendance is required for the duration, as each week participants will build on fitness skills learned in the previous week’s class.

The wheelchair-accessible Memorial Fitness Zone at T.Y. was the first of six such facilities at Broward County regional parks. Through a partnership with Memorial Healthcare System, each of these facilities offers free access to ages 14 and up to roughly a dozen pieces of outdoor exercise equipment.

Class size is limited, and preregistration is required. For further information or to sign up, email or call 954-357-8170.

Recreation. Preservation. Education.

About the Parks and Recreation Division
Broward County Parks manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Hours and fees vary by location. Visit for details. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event.

DATE: September 28, 2018      
Parks and Recreation Division
PHONE: 954-357-8115