The city of Palmdale and Kaiser Permanente will kick off their inaugural National Fitness Court Challenge with a Launch Party tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Fitness Court® at Pelona Vista Park, 37800 Tierra Subida Ave., in Palmdale.

The Fitness Court Challenge is an opportunity for residents to commit to a healthy lifestyle and set goals such as weight loss, building muscle mass, beginning a new exercise routine, or getting back on track.  The winner of the Challenge will receive a four pack of DryTown Water Park season passes.

The Launch Party will feature music, giveaways, information from community partners, and an introduction the Fitness Court and how to use the equipment. There will be also an initial weigh and waist measurement for the Challenge

Interested persons may register at, at and search for Fit Court Challenge, or on Facebook  at Pelona Vista Park Fitness Court—Palmdale.

Once you register, you will receive information about the Challenge and the “check-in dates” where your weight and waist measurement will be logged.

“If you cannot make it to the Launch Party but still would like to participate in the Challenge, please email me at  jtallakson@cityofpalmdale,org so other arrangements can be made,” said Jennifer Tallakson, recreation supervisor.

The Fitness Court is a best-in-class outdoor bodyweight circuit-training system, which features more than 30 pieces of exercise equipment arranged in stations that allow for up to 28 people to use the court at the same time.

The system includes a series of full-body exercises that can be completed in just seven minutes. The “Seven Movements in Seven Minutes” is a simple yet powerful workout created for a range of athletic abilities that is shown to burn more calories per minute than most other forms of exercise.

Use of the Fitness Court is free and available during regular park hours, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Users are encouraged to download the free Fitness Court app for free training videos, class schedules, challenges and more.

 The Fitness Court was made possible through funding from Antelope Valley Hospital, the presenting sponsor, as well as The Kaiser Foundation, High Desert Medical Group, The Warnack Foundation, and an NFC Fitness Grant from official music sponsor Fit Radio.