North Side Mystery Structure Revealed (Not a new military base!)

By Jack Humphrey | Health and Fitness

May 10

the patch fitness at MedfitSo this week it was revealed what this mysterious “North Side Mystery Structure” really is and who’s behind it.

Medfit has built something next to their facility that is rather unusual.  The conspiracy theories were flying during a pre-launch campaign designed to get people talking about what this “thing” could be.  (Check out the funny videos here.)

Now we know:  It’s called The Patch Fitness and it is an outdoor fitness course.  That link gets you all the details about what it is, why it exists, and how you use it to get buffed out.

Ursus arctos middendorffi /kodiak bear/ Kodiakbär

Ursus arctos middendorffi /kodiak bear/ Kodiakbär (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On the North Side Mystery Structure Facebook page, this was one of the latest entries:

 Creator of The Patch says “We invented this to keep people in shape because Richmond no longer has a native bear or wolf population for residents to run away from for exercise.”

One can only imagine how much better shape we’d all be in if we only had a few apex predators running free in the Wayne County area.  Alas, we’ve had to resort to contorting ourselves into machines to keep ourselves healthy.  Or, pretending to be chased by bears as we jog.  But the sense of fear and the adrenaline that comes with actually running from a bear is often lost on a jog around the block in the city.

Grand Opening

The Patch Fitness is doing a little gala Grand Opening Friday May 11th from 4-7pm.  It is open to the public and you can get up close and personal with the Patch and see what all the hubub is about.

If you need a change in your routine, this thing is guaranteed to entertain your brain while giving you the workout of your life.  Fun makes exercise easier, right?

Medfit is located at 750 Chester Blvd.  Bring the family to see the fun and get a tour of The Patch!  More Information

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