USA Today | ‘Fitness parks’ catch on in cities.
No costly membership. Open 24-7. Doesn’t take up any space in your home. And it’s good for you. Free outdoor gyms, the latest weapon in fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic, are sprouting up in city parks across the country. Clusters of traditional fitness equipment from elliptical machines to leg press and sit-up benches are being installed in city parks, often in poorer neighborhoods that may not have access to healthful options. Continue.