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The Effect of a Park-Based Physical Activity Program on Cardiovascular, Strength, and Mobility Outcomes Among a Sample of Racially/Ethnically Diverse Adults Aged 55 or Older


In any given week, an average of 192 participants attended a 21-week park-based physical activity class in 8 parks. Seventy-five participants were absent or not interested in participating in data collection at baseline. At baseline (August–September 2016) 117 participants consented to participate in data collection and provided data at baseline. Eleven participants were lost to follow-up. At 21-week follow-up (January–February 2017), 106 participants who had provided data at baseline provided data at follow-up.

Flow of participants enrolled and tested in a park-based physical activity class for adults aged 55 or older offered at 8 parks in Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2016–2017.

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