Hours of free fitness instruction offered to the community
27, 260 sq ft
of public outdoor fitness space created
pounds of recycled tire rubber kept out of landfills
“Repurposing blighted vacant space into positive community areas deters crime and raises the real estate value of the surrounding property.”
Mayor of New Orleans
Physical activity can lower the risks from high blood pressure, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and other preventable, lifestyle-related chronic diseases that nearly half of all American adults currently suffer from.
Spending time in public parks and green spaces can help people fight mental health issues like anxiety, depression, stress and social isolation.
FitLot partners with local stakeholders to reinvest in underutilized public spaces with the goal of strengthening communities.
Kicking off in New Orleans
The first FitLot was built in New Orleans through a partnership with the charitable foundation of NFL punter Thomas Morstead. The park is located on a 3 mile public greenway adjacent to a community center and a children’s playground in a neighborhood that suffers from the largest life expectancy gap in the country.
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Building Community in Texas
Neighbors in San Antonio’s South Side have a new option for getting stronger and meeting their neighbors. The FitLot’s location in a historically underserved community helps residents enjoy a healthier life.
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Coming soon to King County, WA
In this Seattle suburb, Renton officials are planning for future generations while serving their aging population. The new FitLot will be a key element in the city’s process of earning the Age-Friendly Community Designation from AARP.