First Friday with Free Friday Fitness launched in Windsor for 2022 on Jan. 7, at the Windsor Community Recreation Center, 250 11th St. On the first Friday of every month, the Community Recreation Center opens its doors for non-members to join a fitness class, enjoy the pools, hot tub, basketball court, weight room and or any fitness activity offered with a regular membership.With fitness goals at the top of most new year resolutions, Free Friday Fitness on First Friday is an opportunity to help people meet their health goals, maintain their progress and stay on track for the next twelve months while offering free fitness options and access to a state-of-the-art facility. “First Friday” is a name typically associated with events such as art exhibits, festivals and or social gatherings that occur on the first Friday of every month. At the Community Recreation Center, First Friday comes with a bonus; the entrance to the facility is free. Participants are asked to stop by the front desk and check-in. “In 2021, we offered a similar promotion called Friday Fitness; we waived the $5 daily fee every Friday and saw an amazing response from the community with nearly 550 participants,” said Kendra Martin, Parks, Recreation & Culture operations and facilities manager.In 2021, the Community Recreation Center celebrated its fifth-year anniversary of the facility expansion, which added pools, axillary gym, elevated running track, expanded locker rooms, workout areas and an additional group exercise room. The Windsor Community Recreation Center’s 80,000 square-foot facility features two gymnasiums, multiple fitness rooms offering numerous fitness classes, certified personal trainers, programs for every fitness level, age and abilities. For families with young children, the facility also offers daycare options.