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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!