Today, Mayor Maurice Hill, members of the Township Council, Toms River Police Department, Recreation and Engineering Departments officially cut the ribbon to open the brand new outdoor Fitness Court at Veterans Park.

Toms River partnered with National Fitness Campaign to install and activate a state-of-the-art outdoor gym facility for all ages in Veterans Park. The Fitness Court is an outdoor bodyweight circuit training facility. The court’s seven stations feature pull-up bars, gymnastics rings, jump boxes and more equipment useful for simple bodyweight exercises.

“The addition of the Fitness Court to Veterans Park demonstrates our commitment to health and fitness in our community,” said Mayor Maurice Hill. “It is a complete workout system that allows residents and visitors to do a complete full body workout in just seven minutes.”

Toms River is the third town in New Jersey to open an outdoor Fitness Court.

Councilwoman Laurie Huryk noted that the fitness court can easily accommodate people following social distancing guidelines.

“During the pandemic, when residents have limited or no access to their regular gyms, it is particularly important that we continue to support health and wellness by providing outdoor exercise equipment,” said Councilwoman Laurie Huryk.

“I just think that it’s a really great opportunity for adults to get in shape,” said Councilman Matt Lotano. “Wherever you are in your fitness journey, there’s something to do on the fitness court.”

Members of the Toms River Police Department completed ambassador training on the equipment and led a workout for the group today. Mayor Hill, Councilwoman Huryk and Councilman Lotano completed two rounds of the 7-minute workout using various stations.

As part of the program, the free Fitness Court App allows residents to track their training progress, learn new routines and compete in exciting fitness challenges. The app is available for Android and IPhone users,