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Middlesex Community College has officially opened the MCC Fitness Trail on the Bedford campus. The MCC Fitness Trail system consists of a 1.25-mile, 10-station Fit-Trail with a separate .75-mile loop around a tranquil pond. Supported by an MCC Foundation grant, the trails traverse the perimeter of a frog pond, pass through stands of pine forest, and wind through open meadows and fields.

For a structured workout, the 10-station Fit-Tail combines a series of scientifically designed exercises, which when combined with walking or jogging, can provide a well-balanced physical fitness routine for the entire body. Individual user-friendly exercise stations with apparatus are spaced along the trail, and participants can proceed from one station to the next and perform the exercises illustrated. Each station is equipped with a detailed sign, explaining how to safely use that station. Trail maps are also available.

Jonathan Crockett, MCC Fitness, Recreation and Student Activities coordinator, said he hopes the trails will serve as a recreational resource for many people.

He also noted that the MCC series of trails is now expected to link with the Bay Circuit Trail, a series of more than 200 miles of trails that stretches across the state of Massachusetts, from Duxbury to Plum Island.

For more information on the MCC Fitness Trail, contact Jonathan Crockett at 781-280-3785 or crockettj@middlesex.mas.edu or go to www.middlesex.mass.edu.