FitLot is Salt Lake City’s Great New Outdoor Fitness Park | How Will You Use it to Get in Shape?

Dec 3, 2021, 4:58 PM | Updated: 5:04 pm
Photo: AARP Utah

This sponsored article about FitLot, AARP’s new outdoor fitness park is presented by AARP Utah.

Thanks to a generous donation from AARP, South Salt Lake is now home to the newest outdoor fitness park in the state, designed by FitLot. The park was designed to encourage the community to be active with all sorts of incredible exercise equipment. And they’ll even be offering classes too!

FitLot | SLC’s New Outdoor Fitness Park

Fitness Park

Photo: AARP Utah

The new FitLot is located at Bickley Park at 2508 S. 500 East in South Salt Lake.

“Our City is always finding new ways to invest in people. Mental and physical health are a big challenge for many community members, and the pandemic made this especially acute. We knew one solution would be to encourage more outdoor fitness, and to our great pleasure, AARP and FitLot made this happen at just the right time. I couldn’t be more thrilled to open the first FitLot in Utah and create an active space to foster healthy aging,” said Mayor Cherie Wood.

Easy Senior Accessibility

The FitLot is even in a perfect location for seniors right alongside the Salt Lake County Columbus Senior Center. In addition to serving seniors meals, they provide indoor classes, fitness, and camaraderie. Undoubtedly, this outdoor space will provide another way to promote their physical health and mental wellbeing. Additionally, the FitLot is accessible to everyone. Free classes and fitness instruction will help community members of all ages and abilities.

The FitLot Outdoor Fitness Park is the Perfect Addition to Bickley Park

Fitness Park

Photo: AARP Utah

“This outdoor amenity is the perfect addition to our Bickley Park. We were so excited to design it as an all ages, all abilities playground and at last have a park next to our community center,” said Sharen Hauri, South Salt Lake Director of Neighborhoods. “We sought to create multigenerational play, and the addition of a FitLot fully supports that vision. The center is a home base to a Promise SSL youth program, Head Start preschool, recreation leagues, too. It is another great way for parents, grandparents, and the whole community to stay active and spend time outdoors.”

The FitLot Aims to Serve Adults in All Aspects of Their Lives as They Age

AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby says “There is abundant scientific evidence that says it’s never too late to start getting healthy. For adults, ages 50-plus especially, the impact of the pandemic on their health has been challenging, but most are committed to regaining control of their physical and mental well-being. Not only is exercise a key way to maintain that physical health, but it can also impact the ability to cope with stress. People are living longer, and we need to make sure they are living healthier, too!”

Energizing Local Residents

Fitness Park

Photo: AARP Utah

“We look forward to energizing our residents here – no matter their age or fitness level,” said Aaron Wiet, Director of the SSL Recreation, “One of our main purposes is to enhance the quality of life for all residents and keep our community strong, and the new FitLot does exactly that.”

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FitLot is Salt Lake City’s Great New Outdoor Fitness Park | How Will You Use it to Get in Shape?