Louisiana is the most obese state in the United States, and, sadly, many residents do not have access to safe and affordable fitness facilities. Now, after several years of planning, designing and fundraising, locally based non-profit FitLot has completed construction on its flagship FitLot fitness park. Known as The What You Give Will Grow FitLot, the outdoor public fitness park is named after the foundation of title sponsor and FitLot Champion, New Orleans Saints Pro-bowl Punter Thomas Morstead.

FitLot, which is designed to improve public health and safety in New Orleans, features a 1,700-square-foot shaded and safety surfaced area that has 15 pieces of outdoor fitness equipment and more than 50 attachment sites for resistance bands.

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