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Romeoville walking trails with a twist

5/14/2014, 10:28 p.m.
The village will be the first in the state to establish a bar code system through which a trail user ...

The village will be the first in the state to establish a bar code system through which a trail user can access exercise videos using their smartphone.

The village of Romeoville plans to install QR codes along its ComEd walking/bike trails that will allow people with smartphones to access fitness videos that will change monthly.

The installation is to be done in the early fall, according to a news release from the village. Each posted code will have a different exercise that the user can perform while using the trail.

The village is the first in Illinois to use the technology, the release said.

"We strive to improve and expand our recreational opportunities. By combining technology and fitness, we are able to be innovative and provide this amenity on our trail system," said Director of Parks & Recreation Kelly Rajzer.

To view a map of Romeoville's bike trails, go to www.romeoville.org/Parks/RecCenter/PDF/20090917biketrailmasterplan.pdf.