Monday, July 15, 2013

Group exercise fees coming to Denver parks

Chris Lindley fights Denver Parks group exercise fees
In a city known as one of the healthiest in the country, fitness instructor, Chris Lindley thought Denver Parks and Recreation would be the last obstacle in his boot camp.

"I'm all for permits, I'm all for helping Parks and Rec raise more money and protecting these parks and keeping it vibrant, I just don't like how it set's up today," Lindley said.

Outdoor group exercise classes, like Lindley's, may soon need a permit to use Denver City Parks. Denver Parks and Recreation is finalizing a new permit policy that would require commercial fitness classes to pay a fee for a permit.

Jeff Green, of Denver Parks and Rec said the change stems from people complaining about noise and space as well as the toll they take on grass and trails.

"I would say [we've] gotten a handful [of complaints] every year for the past couple of years," Green said.

By Molly Hendrickson, Channel 7 News

For the rest of the story, go to The Denver Channel.

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