National Health Center Week

Did you know that America’s Health Centers serve over 22 million people in low-income and medically underserved communities? MOMentum recently attended Healthpoint’s celebration of National Health Center Week at their Kent clinic, just down the road from our Auburn MOMentum Outdoor Gym.  We are impressed with the progress that Healthpoint is making to create more healthful communities and provide necessary resources for those who need it most. Pictured below are Healthpoint CEO, Thomas Trompeter, and MOMentum co-founder, Kelly Singer and  Thomas Trompeter, Congressman Adam Smith, and State Representative Tina...

Rotary Club of Seattle Northeast

Today the Momentum Team presented the Bitter Lake Reservoir Park project to the Rotary Club of Seattle Northeast. We had a great time meeting the members and sharing our vision of bringing fitness equipment to public parks. Paige and John are shown with club member, Joel...

Meet the Machines

Our next facility at Bitter Lake Reservoir Park will feature the following pieces of Kompan exercise equipment.  You can try some of these machines in action at our other MOMentum sites at Les Gove Park in Auburn and Marymoor Park in Redmond. We hope you have a wonderful and active holiday weekend! If you or your company is interested in sponsoring a machine for $2,000, it’s easy to give through our Donate page.  Contact us if you have any...

Thank You, Central Market!

We’d like to send out a giant THANK YOU to our recent sponsor, Central Market, who just donated $1,000 to the outdoor gym at Bitter Lake Reservoir Park. We stopped by Central Market in Shoreline a few months ago to meet with the store manager, Joel, and were greeting with smiles and hellos from all the team members.  Joel was so helpful and took the time to listen to our presentation and ask insightful questions about the work MOMentum is doing.  This is more than a grocery store, it’s a community gathering place that offers support and inspiration for healthy living for residents in north Seattle.  Here are just a few reasons why we love Central Market: The produce section is one of the best in Seattle. The bulk foods area is huge – a great place to stock up on hard-to-find legumes, spices, and nuts. At the time of this post, my favorite coconut water was on super sale (Taste Nirvana). It’s an adventure for your kids – my son loves watching the lobster tank, sampling apples and fresh tortillas, and interacting with the friendly checkers. Delicious and fresh foods available for on-the-go snacks from the deli and prepared foods counter. Did I mention that the manager, Joel, rocks? An amazing Asian food section — anything you need, you can find there. Awesome meat and seafood departments…and don’t miss talking to the guys and gals there – they are friendly, funny and so willing to help you make a selection! Helpful and creative cooking demos and recipes. Nice selection of quality health and natural beauty products Fresh tortillas...

Finding Health and Hope

The Trust for Public Land, one of our partners working on bringing exercise equipment to Bitter Lake Reservoir Park, recently made this touching video on how free, high quality exercise equipment is changing lives. Finding Health and Hope  ...

Post-Olympic Outdoor Gym Craze Continues to Spread in UK

The effect of the London Summer Olympics has Londoners looking beyond the typical gym for their health and fitness needs.  In fact, the city has installed over eighteen outdoor gyms in the past few yeas!   The Parks and Rec Department say that there’s an “outdoor gym craze” going on and they receive numerous requests each day from residents wanting an outdoor gym in their neighborhood park.  It’s been a challenge for them to find the resources to make it happen but they see the value in providing free exercise equipment and are trying their best to install the equipment in as many parks as they can. An interesting side note — Strathclyde (a borough of London) Police organised an outdoor gym in an area rife with gang membership and have seen an 8% drop in crime.   At MOMentum, we are hoping to do a similar crime-prevention study to see if more parents exercising in the park makes it a safer public space. How else do you hypothesize outdoor gyms are impacting the community? Here are some photos of outdoor gyms in...