As part of a nationwide effort to put outdoor exercise areas in all 50 states, the AARP opened a fitness park this week in Tulsa’s historic Greenwood District.
The fitness center, located at 698 E. Jasper St. in the B.S. Roberts Park near Langston University-Tulsa, features elliptical machines, pull-up bars, stair steppers and other equipment for cardiovascular exercise and strength training.
The equipment was designed for all ages and abilities and is free to use, the AARP said.
“Health and well-being are central to our lives,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, adding that outdoor fitness parks have become “particularly important as we navigate new phases of staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Each piece of equipment will have a QR code that can be scanned with a smartphone to link to instructional videos. Instructor-led fitness