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City promotes smartphone fitness
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City promotes smartphone fitness

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – With many children and adults already glued to their smartphones, the City of North Little Rock has partnered with the Northern Virginia-based “QR F.I.T. Trail” to give smartphone users their own personal trainer.  According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings, 32 percent of adults in Pulaski County are obese.  Regular physical activity, such as thirty minutes of moderate exercise five times a week, can help control weight, reduce the risk for many diseases, and strengthen muscles, bones, and joints. 

The City has implemented the QR F.I.T. Trail system along the Arkansas River Trail in downtown North Little Rock.  Six signed stations stretch from the trail gateway behind Dickey-Stephens Park to the Clinton Presidential Bridge.  The QR F.I.T. Trail system allows users to view exercises on their smartphones while walking or biking the trail.  Each station provides links to four targeted exercise options: Core Body, Upper Body, Lower Body and Flexibility. 

The personal training videos are accessible by downloading the free QR Code Reader app from your smartphone’s App Store, Market or World.  To launch the training, scan the code for the fitness exercise you want, and an exercise video appears on your phone.  Once you have done your exercise, move on to the next trail station.

The QR F.I.T Trail system is accessible to anyone with an Internet connection on their cell phone.  The new fitness trail system offers a quality workout regimen for tech-savvy users who want to stay in shape while enjoying the great outdoors. The City expects that the new QR F.I.T. Trail system will increase outdoor physical activity and enhance the Arkansas River Trail experience. 

The City of North Little Rock is a Fit 2 Live community that is committed to healthy eating and active living.  For more information about the QR F.I.T Trail system, contact Bernadette Rhodes at 501-975-8777 or brhodes@northlittlerock.ar.gov.

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