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(Washington, DC) – Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6 a.m., in celebration of opening recreation centers earlier, DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will officially kick off “Fitness First” at Deanwood Recreation Center. “Fitness First” is a pilot program that began Monday, February 5th, opening select DPR fitness centers to the public at 6 a.m. daily to provide fitness opportunities for residents before traditional school and work hours.
Thursday’s launch event will feature a high intense workout with highly-popular personal and online trainer Gym Jonez, DPR Director Keith A. Anderson, and members of the Ward 7 community, in an effort to get the word out about the earlier openings.
“The excitement around the openings has been great but we want more people to know,” said DPR Director Anderson. “I am going to do an early morning workout before I head to the office and we will make it an event in Ward 7.”
Fitness First continues the effort to regain the title of America’s Fittest City as ranked by the American College of Sports Medicine.
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6 a.m.
Keith A. Anderson, Director, DPR
Gym Jonez, Celebrity Trainer
Deanwood Recreation Center
1350 49th St NE
Fitness First Fitness Center Locations (Open now at 6 a.m.) :
- Deanwood Recreation Center – 1350 49th St NE (Fitness First Launch Event)
- Takoma Recreation Center – 300 Van Buren St NW
- Turkey Thicket Recreation Center – 1100 Michigan Ave NE
The event is open to the public and press.
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping, and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.