National Fitness Campaign (NFC) announced this week that grant funding has been awarded to 50 NFC Fit Cities, with only 50 grants remaining for 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cree Larson — NFC
Partnerships & Development
(415) 900 – 4NFC