Outdoor fitness station opens at UPMC Northwest

Kelly Smerker, pharmacy manager at UPMC Northwest, demonstrates using a QR code to download a companion app for an exercise machine at UPMC Northwest’s new outdoor fitness station. The free-to-use station is located along the hospital’s outdoor walking trail behind the pavilion.

UPMC Northwest has introduced a new outdoor fitness station, as announced by the Northwest Hospital Foundation. This free facility aims to enhance community health and wellness by offering a space for teens and adults to exercise, complementing the existing walking trail. Situated behind the pavilion, the fitness station features ten advanced exercise units, including three that are wheelchair-accessible. Users can scan a QR code on-site to access a free app providing workout demos, routine planning, and progress tracking. The initiative underscores the Foundation’s dedication to promoting outdoor physical activity. Executive Director Theresa Edder highlighted the project’s inclusivity and accessibility, made possible through contributions from various trusts and organizations.

For more information about the Northwest Hospital Foundation or to contribute to this project, people may visit NorthwestHospitalFoundation.org or contact Edder at (814) 676-7145 or edderta2@upmc.edu


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