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Heart Health Park Opens Doors to the Public for a Workout Series Led by Sacramento Fitness Experts

By Republic FC Communications , 08/05/21, 11:45AM PDT

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Registration is now open for Aug. 21 Workouts

-    Republic FC and Western Health Advantage launch Republic FC Fit – a free workout series at the team’s home field open to all ages and fitness levels – beginning August 21 
-    Workouts curated by lead instructor Bryan Washington from Sacramento’s The Academy Training and Performance Center  
-    Registration is now open  

Sacramento, Calif. – Beginning August 21, Republic FC and Western Health Advantage will open Heart Health Park with the support of the expert staff from The Academy Training and Performance Center for a series of open-to-the public workouts to promote community health and wellness. Republic FC Fit will be an ongoing series of workouts at the team’s home field, as well as community health and wellness events, to inspire people to make fitness a priority. Registration for the first-come, first-served event is now open now.

"Our weekly matches provide entertainment and excitement for fans, and we are proud to highlight health and wellness at Heart Health Park,” said Republic FC President and General Manager Todd Dunivant. “We’re thrilled to continue to work with Western Health Advantage to make meaningful, healthy change in the region.”

"When we decided to name the stadium, Heart Health Park, we doubled down on our commitment to invest in the health and wellness of Republic FC fans, supporters, and the Sacramento region,” said Garry Maisel, Western Health Advantage President and Chief Executive Officer. “We’re excited to build on Republic FC Fit and create even more programs for the community.” 

“I believe in building champions. So, every day I aspire to create an energetic environment to ensure my community feels healthier and more happy by using strength and conditioning for life and sport,” said Academy Training and Performance Center Co-owner and lead instructor Bryan Washington. 

The first open-to-the public workout will kick off on August 21 with two sessions – the first at 9:00 a.m. and the second at 10:30 a.m. Participants will be able to pick from six different, 20-minute workout stations – cycling, boxing, medicine balls, bodyweight, stadium stairs, and core fitness – spaced around the field and stadium. Western Health Advantage’s Wellness Manager Alicia Lowe will also work with participants for a warm-up and cool-down zone. All exercises can be modified for different fitness levels and ages. 

Registration for the first Republic FC Fit workout is free, but with a $10 donation during registration participants receive a ticket to an upcoming Republic FC match as well as a two-week pass to The Academy Training and Performance Center. Participants who donate $40 during registration will receive a limited-edition Republic FC workout kit with a water bottle, workout towel, and gym bag, as well as two tickets to an upcoming Republic FC match and a two-week pass to The Academy Training and Performance Center. Net proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association. The second session on September 25 will open registration later this month.

At the beginning of the season, Republic FC and Western Health Advantage partnered to rename the team’s home field, Heart Health Park, as part of a collaborative effort to call attention to the importance of community health and wellbeing, in place of the health plan’s name. Through workouts at the stadium and several additional initiatives, Heart Health Park is a community program to drive awareness and action around cardiovascular disease and related ailments. 

This includes offering heart-healthy concession options, opening the stadium for workouts with local fitness instructors, and engaging with regional non-profits to develop additional resources and programming to put an emphasis on nutrition and an active lifestyle. On Saturday, August 14, Yoga on the Pitch returns to Heart Health Park at 5:30 p.m. before the Indomitable Club hosts Las Vegas Lights FC. Soccer fans, friends, and fitness enthusiasts will take to the field for a for a 60-minute yoga session led by Alicia Lowe, Health and Wellness Manager at Western Health Advantage. All-ages, and experience levels are welcome. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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