Funding 5,000 outdoor Fitness Courts® across America by 2030 to increase pedestrian movement and make world-class fitness free.
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In partnership with municipalities, schools, and sponsors, over $100 million in public-private investment has been raised to combat obesity and the burdens of sedentary lifestyles. The Campaign provides expertise in building funding, masterplanning, and community engagement. NFC's mission is to build healthy communities with the goal of bringing a Fitness Court® within a 10-minute bike ride of every American.
Why We Do It
US Life Expectancy has experienced the largest 2-year decline in almost 100 years
Preventable diseases caused by inactivity continue to rise across the US and by 2030 it is estimated that 50% of Americans will be obese*. This is an urgent problem that civic leaders can no longer afford to ignore.*World Health Organization Global Status Report 2022
Working Towards a Solution: Healthy Infrastructure
Fitness Courts®, Parks and Trails
When Cities are designed to support wellbeing, health outcomes change. Healthy Infrastructure encourages people to spend more time outdoors supporting everyday movement and building healthy communities, and NFC is bringing it to America.
Strategic Planning for Healthy Communities
Cities, Counties, Schools
NFC planners and designers work with municipal and education leaders to improve the built environment by sharing proven results from our work in hundreds of cities.Learn More
NFC consultants will guide your efforts to build a wellness culture in your community. You can rely on us every step of the way!Learn More
The Fitness Court®, Digitally Activated
The Fitness Court® is a 7-movement bodyweight circuit training system designed for adults of all ages and adaptable for all fitness levels. It is digitally connected by The Fitness Court® App, which provides a coach-in-your-pocket style platform supporting a comprehensive wellness experience.Learn More About The Fitness Court®Download the Fitness Court® App
Each Fitness Court® is a One-Of-A-Kind Work of Art
The first official Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Fitness Court® launched in Mission in September 2022 at Hollis Rutledge Northwest Park. A champion for health, wellness and equity in Hidalgo County, the City of Mission’s launch event included Special Olympics Texas athletes to demonstrate the seven movement stations for any fitness level.
Making Hartselle bigger, better, and healthier – that’s Mayor Randy Garrison’s pledge. In August 2022, Hartselle was excited to bring free, equitable outdoor fitness to Sparkman Park thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama campaign. The Fitness Court® at Sparkman Park adds to the rich amenities including sports fields, an aquatic center, a splash pad, an accessible playground, two 18-hole disc golf courses, and a 4.5-acre pond.
Grand Rapids, MI
The Priority Health Fitness Court® in Grand Rapids launched in August 2022 as a community showcase that garnered media attention with interviews from Mayor Rosalynn Bliss and Priority Health CEO Praveen Thadani. This location will provide 58,000 Grand Rapids residents access to walk or bike to the Ottawa Park Fitness Court®.
The City of Lewiston, Maine’s second largest city, welcomed the state’s first Fitness Court® in September 2022, just blocks away from Community Health Options’ headquarters. The picturesque backdrop of the Androscoggin River that accompanies Simard-Payne Park is a perfect location for The Fitness Court®, creating a space to promote social interaction, pedestrian movement and healthy living.
Latest Campaign News
Priority Health Nominated for 2023 Michigan Health & Hospital Association Award for NFC PartnershipMichigan Health & Hospital Association Award
Kutztown University to host fitness clinic, competition and art walk at Keith Haring Fitness CourtKutztown University