July 11, 2012
Work out while kids play! King County’s Marymoor Park features new ‘MOMentum’ gym
Parks works with group promoting healthy activities for new moms, installs innovative exercise equipment next to playground
New outdoor exercise equipment will soon be available for use by parents when their children play right next door in a playground area at King County’s Marymoor Park near Redmond.
The equipment consists of five pieces designed to help strengthen arms, legs, core, and aerobic function. The outdoor gym pieces face new playground equipment designed for toddlers.
Cost of the playground and exercise equipment was shared between King County Parks’ capital budget and a donation from MOMentum, a new company founded in 2011 by mothers Paige Dunn and Kelly Singer.
A dedication ceremony for the new exercise equipment at Marymoor is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., adjacent the playground next to the Parking Lot K.
In addition to a ribbon-cutting ceremony, there will be free activities for the family, including demonstrations on the equipment, guided fitness classes and healthy snacks.
More information about the playground installation is available by contacting Butch Lovelace, 206-263-6267. More information about MOMentum is available by contacting Singer at 206-604-3456.
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King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 200 parks and 26,000 acres of parks and natural lands, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails, 180 miles of backcountry trails and a world-class aquatic center. By cultivating strong relationships with non-profit, corporate and community partners, King County Parks enhances park amenities while reducing costs. Learn more at http://www.kingcounty.gov/parks/.
MOMentum Outdoor Gyms: MOMentum (www.momentumeverywhere.org) installs outdoor gym equipment in public parks next to playgrounds so moms can work out while watching their kids play. The whole family can go to the playground for a healthy retreat!