Fitness Zone Constructed at NYCHA George Washington Carver Houses

Trust for Public Land, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Carver Houses Tenant Association, and the Mount Sinai CTSA (collaboration with the Social Determinants of Health Accelerator) collaborated on the installation of a “Fitness Zone” in East Harlem to provide free outdoor fitness equipment designed to be accessible to adults of all ages and physical abilities. Members of the community came together on January 09, 2020 to celebrate the completion of the “Fitness Zone”. To complete this project our group secured $150,000 in funding. Our group applied for additional funding to train a group of Carver Houses residents as Fitness Zone ambassadors, and provide a stipend to activate the space with the assistance of more experienced Revolutionary Fitness (local fitness group) trainers who would also lead a set number of activities onsite each week/month.