Newport is Next in Kentucky to Make Outdoor Fitness Free for All Residents

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The City of Newport is continuing to prove their passion for community, growth, and providing “Quality of Life” for all residents. The ReNewport organization conducted thousands of resident interviews, and used the information they gathered to establish a master plan for the city’s parks and recreation. What is their end goal? To improve their community quality of life by 2025!

On the newly-installed Fitness Court, residents of Newport can take one step closer towards supporting their own health and wellness, in a new and creative way. The Fitness Court® is an outdoor bodyweight circuit training facility designed to transform this thriving public park into a community wellness hub. As part of the national campaign ecosystem, the free Fitness Court App allows residents to track their training progress, learn new routines and compete in exciting fitness challenges.

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Following close behind Mount Washington, Newport leaders are thrilled to make their community the next in the state of Kentucky to launch a Fitness Court program and to provide access to free fitness… to everyone! This project came to life, in large part, thanks to the generous sponsorship of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, who quickly jumped on the opportunity to further promote health and wellness by donating $60,000 to the project. Now residents will be able to get a full outdoor workout in beautiful Buena Vista Park!

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An exciting launch party is scheduled for Saturday, September 7 at 11:00AM. Participants can expect free express classes, one-on-one Ambassador training opportunities, and awesome giveaways! This celebration will provide residents a chance to enjoy their new outdoor space, and demonstrate how to stay fit with seven simple movements.

Let’s meet on the ReNewport #FitnessCourt!

 

City of West Linn Launches First Free Outdoor Fitness Court For Residents in Oregon

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The beautiful City of West Linn, nested between Portland’s city lights and Mount Hood’s exciting slopes, has spearheaded an initiative to bring affordable exercise amenities to those looking for a best-in-class full-body workout. This new, important initiative expands the connected trails and recreation offerings already available in this active community of the Pacific Northwest, and makes world-class fitness free for all.

City leaders have worked hard over the past year to prepare and launch this exciting new facility in Tanner Creek Park, home to fun for the whole family! Director of Parks and Recreation, Ken Worcester, joins a network of partners, sponsors, and fitness fanatics around the country to celebrate the effort to promote healthy living for residents.

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For access to guided workouts, free classes, to get involved with exclusive training events, or to find out how to qualify for the Fitness Court Challenge, residents are invited to download the free Fitness Court App on iOS or Android: nfchq.com/app

An exciting Fitness Court Festival planned for September will offer free express classes, one-on-one Ambassador training opportunities, and giveaways from local vendors! This celebration will coincide with other fun fall fitness events, and provide residents a chance to enjoy their new outdoor gym.

Let’s meet on the new #FitnessCourt in Tanner Creek Park!

 

Monroe County Launches Free Fitness Court — First in the Florida Keys

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Free fitness has arrived in the beautiful Florida Keys! On Stock Island in Monroe County — part of the iconic Key West chain of islands — community leaders have made world-class outdoor fitness free for residents and vacationers with a brand new Fitness Court.

Centrally located Bernstein Park recently underwent a seven million dollar renovation in efforts to create modern, safe and beautiful outdoor infrastructure for the county. According to Monroe County Commissioner Danny Kolhage, "Bernstein Park will become one of the finest recreational facilities in the Lower Keys, and a wonderful, safe place for kids to play."

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The park is home to all new multipurpose fields for baseball, softball, soccer and rugby; a playground, basketball court, walking trail and new field lighting. With the addition of a new state-of-the-art digital Fitness Court, fitness enthusiasts will have a place to soak up the sun and get their sweat on — for free!

Residents can easily access free classes or a coach in their pocket by downloading the free Fitness Court App. Users can compete with friends using the Challenge feature, or get motivated by the app’s self-guided circuit training workouts!

Monroe County… get out there and take advantage of your new world-class #FitnessCourt!

 

Oakley University Brings Collegiate National Fitness Campaign to the Midwest

NFC Welcomes Oakland University to the 2019 Collegiate Campaign, alongside Stanford, Baylor and Florida State!

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2019 brought many new additions to National Fitness Campaign’s annual grant program, including $600,000 in funding allocated for Fitness Courts to make a splash in higher education. 

NFC’s all new Collegiate Campaign launched in January of 2019. As part of the effort, elite institutions like Baylor, University of Colorado-Boulder and now Oakland University, were each awarded $30,000 to seed a Fitness Court for their campus. 

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Oakland University (OU) – an elite institution in southeast Michigan – is top-ranked in academics, atmosphere and athletics throughout the state! In partnership with Priority Health, one of Michigan’s most prominent health insurance networks, OU is thrilled to bring the world’s best outdoor gym to their students and local community members.

“The Priority Health Fitness Court will be easily accessible to bicyclists, runners and people visiting the campus,” said Greg Jordan, Oakland University’s director of Recreation and Well-Being. “We are grateful to Priority Health for helping to bring this initiative to OU and partnering with us to promote student success and community well-being.”

The outdoor gym will sit in front of the school’s Campus Recreation Center, completely free and accessible for all.

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On Wednesday, August 7th, University Recreation and Well-Being will host an official ribbon cutting and launch celebration. From 4 to 6 PM students and community members are invited to this health and wellness event that will feature head to head challenges, group fitness classes, free athletic wear and light refreshments. 

For more information about the Priority Health Fitness Court or to learn more about University Recreation and Well-Being, visit oakland.edu/recwell 

Let’s meet on the new #FitnessCourt!

 

Hoffman Estates Park District Launches Free Outdoor Gym For All in the Chicago Metro

The Hoffman Estates Park District Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!

 

Here’s How It Happened:

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Hoffman Estates Park District is thrilled to be the next community in the Chicago metro to launch a Fitness Court, making free fitness accessible to all. Residents will now be able to get a full bodyweight workout in the beautiful Joseph L. Fabbrini Park! This sprawling park boasts with two lakes, pickleball, tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields — giving the Fitness Court the perfect chance to shine as the only circuit training facility around. Installing the Court falls perfectly in line with the district’s Community Commitment, and there’s no doubt they are making good on their promises.

“The Hoffman Estates Park District remains committed to providing the best recreation and leisure services to our community. With our Satisfaction Guaranteed pledge, residents and their guests can be assured that the Hoffman Estates Park District staff will work to not only meet expectations, but to exceed them.”

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The Fitness Court has come to the Park District thanks to the efforts of Dustin Hugen — the District’s Director of Parks and Recreation. From his dedication to the project to his commitment to providing a space where residents can work out at no cost, the Campaign team agreed that this district’s leadership and location couldn’t be topped!

 An exciting launch party took place during the District’s annual Party in the Park. Participants experienced free express classes, one-on-one training opportunities, and cool giveaways from local vendors!

THANK YOU HOFFMAN ESTATES PARK DISTRICT FOR PUTTING FREE FITNESS ON THE MAP!