A Mom's Review: Momentum Parent Playground at Marymoor Park
Playgrounds - they’re not just child’s play anymore. The trend of adult fitness playgrounds is stretching across the country, and now, two local women are focusing that trend on moms already spending time at toddler playgrounds. Imagine being able to exercise at workout machines that surround and face the structure where your kids are playing!
That’s just what’s going on at two new parks in Western Washington. On Saturday, my family attended the grand opening of momentum Redmond at Marymoor Park (the other one is at Les Gove Park in Auburn).
Founded by Seattle moms Paige Green Dunn and Kelly Singer, momentum is a fitness group that develops local, eco-friendly outdoor fitness parks that allow you the opportunity to tone up problem areas while keeping the kids under your watchful eye. Its slogan is “healthy moms raise healthy families.”
The five free-standing, permanent machines at Marymoor Park are green and fully powered by the user alone, no electricity required. They look a lot like what you’d see if a traditional gym but these are conveniently situated facing the toddler park near Lot K at the park. (Momentum, which is on its way to becoming a nonprofit, helped pay for the playground equipment.)