Public Invited to Groundbreaking of Downtown Fitness Loop

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The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Downtown Fitness Loop on Saturday, July 9, at 10:00 am near the Shoreline Marina office, south of Shoreline Village. Guests will be able to see the first installed piece of fitness equipment as well as plans for the entire loop.

“The Downtown Fitness Loop is our eighth free Fitness Loop in Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “These easy-to-use outdoor gyms create a fun, accessible, and social environment where people of all fitness levels can enjoy exercising with top-quality equipment and stations.”

The Downtown Fitness Loop is a 4.8-mile walking/running path bordered by Ocean Boulevard, East and West Shoreline Drive, Aquarium Road and Golden Shore. The loop has distance markers that connect fitness equipment stations, allowing exercisers to develop a routine suited for their fitness level.

“This project has been on my bucket list the last few years and I am so glad to see it come full circle before I leave office next week,” said Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal. “This enhancement to our Downtown area complements the beach pedestrian path and Bixby Park Fitness Loop. The more we provide convenient access to fitness equipment in the public space, the more we improve health and wellness within our community.”

Throughout the path, five active stations such as pull-up/dip bars, and six passive stations such as balance stretch, squats will be positioned. Free outdoor fitness loops are also available at Admiral Kidd, Houghton, Coolidge, Orizaba, Bixby, Chavez and 14th Street Parks.

For more information regarding the event, please call 562.570.3240.

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