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Waco Parks and Rec install QR Fit readers to enhance your walking workout

Posted at 6:12 AM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 16:11:33-04

WACO, TX — Waco Parks and Recreation and the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District have partnered up to bring a little more workout to your walk.

Around the many neighborhood parks and walking trails, you may see a QR Fit reader. To start, you'll need to download a QR code reader from your app store, and when you're out on the trail you can use your smartphone to scan the QR code on the sign and follow the workout steps.

There are multiple signs on the walking trails with different levels of difficulty that you can choose from to get more than just a walk in for the day.

The signs provide different workouts ranging from flexibility, lower, upper and core body workouts.

"Looking back at our master plan in 2017 for our parks department and active lifestyle, a healthy lifestyle is one initiative that we set forth," said Jonathan Cook, interim Director of Parks and Rec.

They noticed the community was taking in the beautiful neighborhood parks, and Waco Parks and Rec wanted to elevate them.

There are many neighborhood parks that provide the QR fitness trails but many of those parks also provide fitness equipment to utilize while in your QR fit workout. Waco Parks and Rec is planning on adding more fitness equipment to seven more neighborhood parks.

"And that's an ongoing project and something we want to continue as well as all of our neighborhood parks have walking trails," Cook said.

Here is a list of parks where there is fitness equipment installed at:

  • Seley Park
  • Kendrick Park
  • Gurley Park
  • Oscar DuConge
  • Wilbert Austin Sr. Park

Here is a list of parks that have received or currently receiving fitness equipment:

  • Oakwood Park
  • Council Acres Park
  • Cotton Palace Park
  • Bells Hill Park
  • Brooklyn Park
  • North Waco Park