Okmulgee Main Street Opens Free Fitness Hub

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Along their historic Main Street, the City of Okmulgee will soon showcase the first ever Fitness Court® in the state of Oklahoma! Situated only 40 minutes south of Tulsa, this great city offers small town charm with the excitement of life in a big city.

In partnership with Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, the city has joined forces with National Fitness Campaign to bring a world-class outdoor gym to a nationally acclaimed, active location — and dressed it in the iconic OSU orange!

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Located in the heart of the downtown corridor, visitors of the Okmulgee Fitness Court® will be able to pair a full body 7-minute workout with a scenic jog or bike ride along the pedestrian-friendly main street.

Fitness is a priority in Okmulgee, and the project came to life thanks to the hard work of a dedicated team: city staff, community sponsors, friends and neighbors! This group of champions was led by Okmulgee Public Works, City Manager Roger Ballenger, CP Kelco and Walmart Okmulgee — all working to make the healthy choice an easy choice in their city.

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Join us on Friday, April 27th at 1:00pm for a Launch Party celebrating free fitness in Okmulgee! Residents, students and visitors are invited to take the Fitness Court® Challenge, try free guided circuit training, qualify for free NFC giveaways and more.

See you at the Fitness Court®!

 

Partnerships Have Transformed Public Space in Fate

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here's How It Happened:

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The expansive Robert Smith Family Park in Fate, Texas, will soon be the home of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall Fitness Court®. This fastest-growing city in the Dallas metro has partnered with a local health care provider, alongside National Fitness Campaign, to create a beautiful, outdoor community hub for wellness.

Users of the Fitness Court® will also be able to use the park’s walking trail and other great amenities like a disc golf course, pavilion, playground and LED solar lighting that allows a family-friendly space to move and play.

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A trailblazing team of three are working together to champion the local wellness program in Fate, and to expand access to healthy infrastructure. Together, the Assistant City Manager, Justin Weiss; Special Assistant to the City Manager, Jessica Larson; and the Director of Public Works, Steve Gilbert, saw an opportunity to impact their community for the better — and they took it!

The facility's captivating back wall pays tribute to Texas Health Presbyterial Hospital Rockwall, who has also played a major role in bringing the project to life. The hospital devotes itself to the community it serves, and supporting the Fitness Court® aligns perfectly with their "family helping family" approach to healthcare.

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Thank you, Fate, for putting free fitness on the map!

 

First Free Outdoor Fitness Court® In Alabama Opens In Dothan

The Dothan Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here's How It Happened:

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DOTHAN, Alabama – March 12, 2018 – The City of Dothan has partnered with National Fitness Campaign (NFC), inventors of the Fitness Court®, local businesses, and community members to install and activate a state-of-the-art outdoor gym facility for all ages at Westgate Park.

Dothan has made the health and wellness of their citizens a priority, and now they are making fitness free — for everyone! The new Fitness Court® is an outdoor bodyweight circuit training facility designed to transform public spaces into community fitness hubs.

This system also includes a free Fitness Court App that residents can download and use to track their training progress, learn new routines, or compete in fitness challenges.

“Our team works hard to help our residents stay happy and healthy” says Kim Meeker, Assistant Director of Leisure Services for Dothan. “We’re the first city in Alabama to have a Fitness Court® in 2018, and we’re excited to be leading the way with such a great community wellness hub.”

Residents are invited to attend an Opening Day Training Camp on Saturday, March 24th from 10:00 to 12:00pm for fun training challenges, prizes and giveaways, and a chance to be featured in local and national media.

“A permanent gym membership doesn’t have to cost a dime. NFC is excited to partner with the city leaders and incredible local sponsors helping us bring this free outdoor gym to Dothan,” said Mitch Menaged, Founder and Director of National Fitness Campaign. “I’ll see you at the Fitness Court®!”

 

THANK YOU, DOTHAN, FOR PUTTING FREE FITNESS ON THE MAP!

100-City National Fitness Campaign Previews In Grapevine

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National Fitness Campaign is thrilled to open the first Fitness Court in Texas this Saturday, December 16

The REC of Grapevine and the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) will host a preview of NFC’s upcoming 100-city national campaign to make healthy activities and wellness free and accessible to all, with the Texas debut of “the world’s best outdoor gym experience,” NFC’s Fitness Court®. 

Grapevine Parks & Rec Director Kevin Mitchell will kick things off alongside Fitness Court® creator Mitch Menaged. With giveaways from local and national merchants, the event will also promote NFC’s new mobile app, developed exclusively for the Fitness Court® and the upcoming 100-city campaign. A group demonstration and competitive challenge led by world-class trainer Alvin Holden will include a custom workout guide from NFC’s national campaign sponsor Fit Radio.  

WHEN: 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 16, 2017

WHERE: The REC of Grapevine 1175 Municipal Way Grapevine, TX 76051

SPECS: Sat Truck parking available within 1000 yards of dedicated media area; Event is OUTDOOR and uncovered; Media throw: 200-350 feet. 

 

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For media credentials and interview requests, contact Cree Larson at cree@nfchq.com. 

The Most Beautiful Gym in the United States is Completely Free.

Overlooking the San Francisco Bay and located along the Marina Green trail network, the San Francisco Fitness Court is the most scenic gym in America. Visitors enjoy panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge while working out and can follow up their circuit training with walks or jogs through the Presidio National Park or Historic Fisherman’s Wharf.

San Francisco ushered in a new generation of outdoor fitness Infrastructure when it debuted the Fitness Court in 2013. Since then, the National Fitness Campaign has studied and perfected the court’s design, developing new digital tools and incentives to ensure that users enjoy the best possible experience in public spaces. The campaign in San Francisco also benefits from a mobile app, an ongoing membership drive and a strong social media presence that keep users engaged online and on-the-court.  We think everyone deserves a membership to a great free gym which is why we want to put a Fitness Court a city near you.

Fitness Courts are the result of great local partnerships. In San Francisco, NFC was fortunate to work with Rec and Park Director Phil Ginsburg. Phil believed in the National Fitness Campaign and worked tirelessly to launch the court and help it flourish.

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The San Francisco Fitness Court is just the start. Inspired by the success of our first Fitness Court, NFC is working with cities throughout the country to build and open Fitness Courts in 2018. We’ve already awarded $10,000 grants to 50 partner cities across 25 states. There’s still time and funding available for cities to join the 2018 campaign.

 

National Fitness Campaign Announces Grant Funding for 100 Fit Cities

SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 11, 2017– National Fitness Campaign (NFC), leading partner in community fitness, is now accepting grant applications to join the 100 Fit Cities Campaign in 2018.

Selected cities will showcase a world class NFC Fitness Court™, a free outdoor bodyweight fitness program reimagined to transform modern public spaces.  The NFC ecosystem combines a simple, seven minute, high quality workout and connected, digital platforms to build fit communities.

In 2018, each Fit City will get moving like never before, and provide their citizens of all ages a social, educational, fun and free outdoor health program.  Watch the campaign video here: NFC Fitness Court™

Today Mitch Menaged, founder and inventor of the Fitness Court™, announces the 2018 Fit City Sponsor — Fit Radio. Partnered with Fit Radio, NFC will award $10,000 per city to support the development of localized fitness campaigns in 100 iconic new locations across the United States throughout 2018.

With beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the modern redesigned Fitness Court™ was installed in San Francisco in 2014. Hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors use it every year, and now “cities across the country have been begging for one of their own,” says Menaged. “NFC is excited to partner with people that want to promote healthy lifestyles and connected communities.”

Early grant applications will be approved on a rolling basis beginning in June 2017. Grants will be awarded to qualified cities each month, with partner announcments commencing in August.

Those interested in partnerships should contact info@nfchq.com or visit nationalfitnesscampaign.com.
 

ABOUT NFC:

National Fitness Campaign, founded in 1979, partners with local communities and nationwide sponsors to develop the modern fitness infrastructure. The NFC Fitness Court™ ecosystem combines digital tools, evolving challenges and best in class equipment to create the world’s best outdoor gym experience. With original locations in over 4,000 cities worldwide and a new flagship installation in San Francisco, California, the National Fitness Campaign is committed to making world class fitness free.

 

Press contact:

Cree Larson — NFC

Partnerships & Development

(415) 900 – 4NFC

cree@nfchq.com