Harlem Word: Nancy Bruning created a fitness guide for Fort Tryon Park to show outdoor exercises

Editor May 21st, 2010

In 2009, fitness instructor and public health researcher, Nancy Bruning, MPH, designed a fitness guide with the New York Parks and Recreation Department, the Fort Tryon Park Trust, Partnerships for Parks, and Scott Stringer's Go Green campaign. The guide, titled "Let's Get Moving: a Fitness Guide to Fort Tryon Park," shows exercises that people can do in their local parks. Although the map and guide was created for Fort Tryon Park in Northern Manhattan, the images and exercises can be used in any park. Read more about the guide below and see images that you can use for outdoor physical activity!

In 2009, fitness instructor and public health researcher, Nancy Bruning, MPH, designed a fitness guide with the New York Parks and Recreation Department, the Fort Tryon Park Trust, Partnerships for Parks, and Scott Stringer's Go Green campaign. The guide, titled "Let's Get Moving: a Fitness Guide to Fort Tryon Park," shows exercises that people can do in their local parks. Although the map and guide was created for Fort Tryon Park in Northern Manhattan, the images and exercises can be used in any park. Read more about the guide below and see images that you can use for outdoor physical activity!

Q: Why did you create "Let's Get Moving: a Fitness Guide to Fort Tryon Park"?

A: I came up with this idea because, as a writer and an artist, I wanted a visual way to show people exercises they can do on their own in parks. The guide uses pictures and simple explanations of different exercises. I lead an outdoor fitness program three times a week at Fort Tyron Park, but not everybody can come to the program at the times I run it. Also, for some people, the exercises that we do are too easy. For others, they are too difficult. "Let's Get Moving" allows people to exercise in the park on their own, at their own pace.

Click here to see the fitness guide!

To obtain a copy of "Let's Get Moving: a Fitness Guide to Fort Tryon Park," contact Nancy Bruning through her GetHealthyHarlem.org username: nbruning (click the "Contact" tab on her profile page)! You can also email her at nbfitinthecity@aol.com or call at 419-962-6292.

For more information about Fort Tryon's fitness programs, visit their website!

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