The ExerCircuit: A Unique Fitness Course That’s Free for All

February 24, 2015

Photo of Jennifer Lopez ( community benefits manager at Kaiser Permanente), former CSUN President Jolene Koester; Shlomi Golan and Sylvia Alva

Jennifer Lopez (left), community benefits manager at Kaiser Permanente, presents a donation check, accompanied by former CSUN President Jolene Koester; Shlomi Golan ’91 (Electrical Engineering), president of ShapesInShape, Inc.; and Sylvia Alva, dean of the College of Health and Human Development.
With the help of generous donations from Shlomi Golan ’91 (Electrical Engineering) and Kaiser Permanente, California State University, Northridge’s Department of Kinesiology created a new option for local residents and members of the CSUN community to incorporate a unique workout into their daily exercise routine. The “ExerCircuit” fitness parcourse, located at the corner of Lindley Avenue and Plummer Street, consists of 15 pieces of equipment positioned in a strategic circuit adjacent to a natural surface track.

“Its primary purpose is to provide people of all abilities access to equipment designed to improve their health given regular participation,” said kinesiology professor Steven Loy. “We are here to help our community’s health and be a model for other university kinesiology departments.”

Loy recommended that visitors take a brisk walk to the parcourse and work out at least three times a week for 20 to 30 minutes. He suggests 30 seconds at each station, combined with a 10-minute walk or jog around the track.

The “ExerCircuit” parcourse, which is outdoors, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Golan, president of ShapesInShape, Inc., donated the equipment. The construction costs were funded by a generous gift from Kaiser Permanente.