Big Rapids Makes Outdoor Fitness Free for All in Mecosta County

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The City of Big Rapids, Michigan is making world-class fitness free with a brand new Fitness Court®!

Carefully selected as one of hundreds of cities nationwide, Big Rapids’ city leaders commitment to wellness and fitness for all was a major reason the National Fitness Campaign selected them to build a community health program around cutting-edge outdoor infrastructure. The new Fitness Court in Triangle Park will be a high quality exercise experience available to adults of all abilities — and completely free of cost!

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The Fitness Court is designed to transform this thriving public park into a community wellness hub. A free Fitness Court App allows residents to attend classes, track their training progress, learn simple seven-movement routines and compete in exciting fitness challenges!

Triangle Park, located behind the Spectrum Health Hospital and near River Street Soccer Fields, is the city’s newest premier destination for free fitness. Residents can walk, bike or skate from the Riverwalk, which connects all the city parks along the Muskegon River.  Its location is convenient for those that play and watch the busy soccer games across the street — what better way to enjoy time between games then get a free workout!

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To give residents a jump-start on their summer workouts, a Fitness Court Community Block Party & Health Fair is planned for Thursday, June 27th at 5 PM. Attendees can sign up for free express classes, one-on-one Ambassador training opportunities, and giveaways from local vendors! Participation is open to all attendees ages 14 and up, and workout attire is encouraged.

We’ll see you on the #FitnessCourt!

 

Fairborn Makes Outdoor Fitness Free for the Dayton Ohio Metro Area

The Fairborn Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here’s How It Happened:

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The City of Fairborn, Ohio is proud to launch a free outdoor Fitness Court® for adults of all ability levels in Central Park. The city has partnered with the local YMCA, National Fitness Campaign and many more local businesses to make world-class fitness free for everyone!

In the pursuit of leadership in the Dayton Metro region, this city isn’t cutting corners on making fitness and wellness a priority. Fairborn’s city leaders are ready to activate this digitally connected, best-in-class gym where residents can get a full body workout! Residents are encouraged to download the Fitness Court app to easily engage in challenges and utilize pre-guided workout routines — all at no cost!

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Thanks are in order for the YMCA,  Greene County Health, Kettering Health and Living Well Spine Center — their generous support made the Fitness Court a possibility for the community. From the earliest days of the project, these entities were inspired by the city leadership’s desire to promote healthy living for everyone in a free and engaging way, and couldn’t wait to get involved!

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For access to simple seven-station workouts, to get involved with exclusive training events, or to learn how to qualify for the Fitness Court Challenge event, residents are invited to download the free Fitness Court App on iOS or Android. Users can compete with friends or listen to fun coach-in-the-pocket guided workouts to music!

THANK YOU FAIRBORN FOR PUTTING FREE FITNESS ON THE MAP!

 

Loveland and UC Health Partnership Brings First Outdoor Fitness Court to Colorado

The Loveland Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here’s How It Happened:

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Free fitness has arrived in the Denver metro area — help us welcome the City of Loveland, Colorado to the 2019 National Fitness Campaign! This vibrant community has installed the first Fitness Court in the state, and leaders are thrilled to provide no-cost bodyweight circuit training workouts for adults of all ages and abilities.

“The City of Loveland Parks and Recreation is excited to partner with UCHealth and the National Fitness Campaign to bring state of the art free fitness to our community,” said LeAnn Williams, Recreation Division Manager, City of Loveland. “It’s important to our Department that all citizens have inclusive access to health and wellness opportunities. The Fitness Court and the free programming that both UCHealth and the City of Loveland will provide is an incredible opportunity for all Lovelanders to take advantage of.”

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Fairgrounds Park, along with the adjacent Barnes Softball Complex, is a developed 100+ acres of park space close to downtown Loveland, alongside the paved Recreation Trail and the Big Thompson River.

Visitors to Fairgrounds Park can bring their whole family! With access to a fun spray park, playgrounds, pavilions, ball fields, basketball courts, a skate park, dog park and batting cages — this place has something for everyone!

Thanks to a shared commitment to fitness and wellness between the City of Loveland and UCHealth, the Fitness Court is launching soon, and available to adults of all ages! This dynamic new outdoor space will have multiple types of classes for all residents — led by trained local Ambassadors who are excited to share their expertise to strengthen an active, healthy community.

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Visitors to the June Launch event attended free HIIT classes, received one-on-one Ambassador training, and giveaways from local vendors! NFC is so proud of the coolest new healthy infrastructure in the Denver metro!

THANK YOU LOVELAND FOR PUTTING FREE FITNESS ON THE MAP!

 

Killeen Residents Enjoy Free Outdoor Fitness in Central Texas

The Killeen Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here’s How It Happened:

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The City of Killeen is making world-class fitness free with the Fitness Court! Carefully selected as one of 200 cities in a nationwide 2019 Campaign, this community is on the cutting edge of outdoor infrastructure that creates wellness opportunities for all.

City leaders have decided to provide no-cost bodyweight circuit training workouts with the digitally connected, best-in-class gym for adults — and to launch their local campaign at Lions Club Park — promoting healthy lifestyles for all.

Lions Club Park is a favorite destination for residents of Killeen, with plenty to see for the whole family: playgrounds, outdoor pavilions, soccer fields and basketball courts. Thanks to the addition of the new Fitness Court, this park really does have something for everyone!

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Visitors can download the Fitness Court App on iOS and Android to learn routines, listen to heart-pumping audio guides, and compete in high-intensity challenges on this contemporary outdoor facility. By embracing the mission of NFC and promoting a citywide wellness initiative, this Parks and Recreation team has paved the way for residents to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

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THANK YOU KILLEEN FOR PUTTING FREE FITNESS ON THE MAP!

 

City of Clinton Launches First Free Outdoor Fitness Court For Residents in Iowa

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Free fitness is now one of Clinton, Iowa’s expansive Riverfront amenities, making this the first Fitness Court in the state to open and join the 2019 National Fitness Campaign! Residents will now be able to get a full bodyweight workout right along the Mississippi River!

Clinton’s Riverfront is the city’s most well-loved pedestrian hub, and the perfect place for a free outdoor gym for all. The scene includes a paved walking and biking trail, a minor league baseball field — home to the Lumberkings — and a showboat theatre, all nestled along the Mississippi. The Fitness Court is located adjacent to the marina, in the heart of this buzzing community, and open for all ages and fitness abilities.

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City leaders were eager to expand this healthy hub for residents, and banded together to fully fund this healthy initiative. The project was spearheaded by the Director of Parks and Recreation, Joshua Eggers, and the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation, Cathy Marx. Their dedication to the project and to provide the opportunity for residents to work out at no cost is what brought the Campaign to Clinton!  

An exciting launch party is scheduled for Thursday, June 13th. Participants can expect free fitness demonstrations and giveaways from local vendors! This celebration will provide residents a chance to enjoy their new outdoor space, and show them how to stay fit with seven simple movements.

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Let’s meet on the #FitnessCourt!