Newport park place to exercise, ‘change attitudes’

GOOD FIT: Ruth Thumbtzen, an AARP member, speaks with Brian Martin of Middletown last month after the ribbon-cutting for a new fitness park in Newport.
 / COURTESY JOHN MARTIN/AARP
GOOD FIT: Ruth Thumbtzen, an AARP member, speaks with Brian Martin of Middletown last month after the ribbon-cutting for a new fitness park in Newport.
 / COURTESY JOHN MARTIN/AARP
Ruth Thumbtzen was one of the first to try the workout equipment in mid-July, just after the ribbon-cutting at the new AARP-sponsored fitness park in Newport’s Aquidneck Park. Thumbtzen, a longtime AARP member who lives within easy walking distance of the park, says the new exercise area presents opportunity for a fitness boost for anyone.…

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