Adding the first pull up at the new Cobb’s Hill Fitness Court to the Cobb’s Hill series

Adding the first pull up at the new Cobb’s Hill Fitness Court to the Cobb’s Hill series

Cobb’s Hill, very first pull up a the new MVP Fitness Court, 9:07 a.m. 9/9/19 [Photo: city worker]

As seen in Adding the very first shot at the Tony Boler Courts, 9:07 a.m., to the Cobb’s Hill series, on the morning of the official opening of the Tony Boler basketball courts at Cobb’s Hill, I was first on the scene to take the first ever shot.

9:07 am, 6/2/18. The very first shot at the Tony Boler Courts. [Photo: Mike of Jay Wolfe Productions

9:07 am, 6/2/18. The very first shot at the Tony Boler Courts. [Photo: Mike of Jay Wolfe Productions]

SEE FULL SERIES AT END.

Yesterday, just as city workers were putting on finishing touches to the MVP Fitness Court, I was — again — the first to successfully make the first ever Pull Up.

As described in Free fitness court opens in Cobb’s Hill Park  (WHEC News, 9/10/19):

The state-of-the-art facility is the first of its kind in New York state. Located in Cobb’s Hill Park, the outdoor fitness court has 30 stations that can be customized for different athletic abilities.

It’s a partnership between MVP Health Care, the City of Rochester, and National Fitness Campaign.

MVP Health Care explained the court has an outdoor circuit training system that includes 30 pieces of equipment, allowing users of all skill levels to use their body weight at different angles and resistance levels to increase mobility and muscular strength.

City workers putting finishing touches on the MVP Fitness Court, Monday morning 9/9/19

City workers putting finishing touches on the MVP Fitness Court, Monday morning 9/9/19

The court’s free Fitness Court App can guide users through the different exercises and act as a personal trainer for you to use at your own pace and level of ability. It focuses on seven movements: core, squat, push, lunge, pull, agility, and bend.

Throughout the year, Fitness Ambassadors will hold free classes. Local exercise enthusiasts can sign up to become an ambassador to lead classes and giving back to the community.

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MVP Fitness Ambassadors, 9/10/19

Before today’s ribbon cutting, Willie J. Lightfoot. Vice President of the Rochester City Council — following my lead from Monday — was the first dignitary to successfully complete a leap on a fitness block.  Later, Willie met up with Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren who spoke.

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(Top) Following my lead, Vice President of the Rochester City Council Willie Lightfoot showing his jumping prowess. (Bottom) Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren with Willie Lightfoot.

The event included the WBBE kiosk.

At the WBBE kiosk, I won several prizes. [Photo: Colleen Lagonegro, PR Representative, Entercom Rochester, 9/10/19]

At the WBBE kiosk, I won several prizes. [Photo: Colleen Lagonegro, PR Representative, Entercom Rochester, 9/10/19]

THE COBB’S HILL SERIES

Cobb’s Hill is open for business

Eric Kemperman, Brighton High School ’81, is back in town and sledding!

What’s a little snow at the Cobb’s Hill ultimate frisbee game

Adding the first pull up at the new Cobb’s Hill Fitness Court to the Cobb’s Hill series

The Terquasquicentennial of the Day of Wrath and the Great Disappointment atop Cobb’s Hill. Are the ascension robes a myth?

At Cobb’s Hill, a tree, a plaque and fifty years after the death of Shirley Louise Anderson

The RCAC is back at Cobb’s Hill (where Johnny Antonelli struck out 20)

Adding Audrey to the Cobb’s Hill Series

On the trail behind Cobbs Hill Village

Adding the very first shot at the Tony Boler Courts, 9:07 a.m., to the Cobb’s Hill series

Will the world end already?

Adding a snow day to the Cobb’s Hill series

Adding Yeshiva football to the Cobb’s Hill series

In search of Talker on Cobb’s Hill for “The Day of Wrath”

The Graffiti Towers of Washington Grove: A Photographic Gallery

Adding a wooded haven to the Cobb’s Hill series with a stroll through Washington Grove

Adding a March blizzard to the Cobb’s Hill series

172 years ago when the Millerites trudged down Cobb’s Hill

42 years and counting for the Kick Ass Kro-Kay Club of Cobb’s Hill

Once more into the breech on the banks of Lake Riley

Flowering Upper Monroe

Ultimate spring fever at Cobb’s Hill

On a mound at Cobb’s Hill! And how the City of Rochester handles its loose leaves.

Cobb’s Hill welcomes the Ninth Cobb’s Hill Cyclocross

Diehards and the Cobb’s Hill Tennis Courts

Back to normalcy at Cobb’s Hill basketball

Rochester’s own street ball Rucker League

The 8th Annual Festival of Softball: After 800 Innings the “Tribute to Noah” nears $100,000

That Championship Season thirty five years later

The Cobb’s Hill tragedy of an “invisible man” ten years later

On the 22nd of October, 1844 on top of Cobb’s Hill

Adding a snow day to the Cobb’s Hill series

Adding Yeshiva football to the Cobb’s Hill series

In search of Talker on Cobb’s Hill for “The Day of Wrath”

The Graffiti Towers of Washington Grove: A Photographic Gallery

Adding a wooded haven to the Cobb’s Hill series with a stroll through Washington Grove

Adding a March blizzard to the Cobb’s Hill series

172 years ago when the Millerites trudged down Cobb’s Hill

42 years and counting for the Kick Ass Kro-Kay Club of Cobb’s Hill

Once more into the breech on the banks of Lake Riley

Flowering Upper Monroe

Ultimate spring fever at Cobb’s Hill

On a mound at Cobb’s Hill! And how the City of Rochester handles its loose leaves.

Cobb’s Hill welcomes the Ninth Cobb’s Hill Cyclocross

Diehards and the Cobb’s Hill Tennis Courts

Back to normalcy at Cobb’s Hill basketball

Rochester’s own street ball Rucker League

The 8th Annual Festival of Softball: After 800 Innings the “Tribute to Noah” nears $100,000

That Championship Season thirty five years later

The Cobb’s Hill tragedy of an “invisible man” ten years later

On the 22nd of October, 1844 on top of Cobb’s Hill

About The Author

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Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, and the CITY.  My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.

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