Fitness Station Opens at UPMC Northwest

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Kelly Smerker, pharmacy manager at UPMC Northwest, demonstrates how to access workout-related features using the QR code and free mobile app

The Northwest Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of a new outdoor fitness station at UPMC Northwest.  This exciting addition aims to promote health and wellness in the community, providing an inclusive space for teens and adults to engage in physical activity.  It also allows the public to take advantage of more workout options in addition to the existing walking trail.

Located conveniently behind the pavilion along the walking trail, the fitness station features ten units of state-of-the-art exercise equipment, three of which are wheelchair accessible.  Signs include a QR code for downloading a free app to access workout-related features showing how to use each exercise machine.  The app includes workout demos, help creating exercise routines and assists with logging progress.

The initiative reflects the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to fostering a healthier community by encouraging outdoor physical activity.

“We are excited to provide this new, free of charge resource for our community,” said Foundation Executive Director, Theresa Edder.  “The fitness station is designed to be inclusive and accessible, encouraging all community members to incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives.”

The Foundation wishes to thank the Laura M. Smedley Trust, United Way of Venango County, UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Northwest, Dr. & Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Charitable Trust, and the UPMC Northwest Medical Staff for their generous contributions.

For more information about the Northwest Hospital Foundation or to contribute to this project, please visit or contact Theresa Edder, Executive Director by calling 814-676-7145 or emailing

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