Funding an outdoor Fitness Court® within a 10-minute walk or bike ride of every AmericanRequest Grant Funding
For over 40 years, we’ve been dedicated to helping communities fund, build and activate the Fitness Court® -- the world’s best outdoor gym. We are an interdisciplinary team of partnership builders, designers, and consultants, dedicated to improving health outcomes through the built environment through free, accessible outdoor wellness.Learn About The Fitness Court®
Growing the Fitness Court® Network
across the Country
Making World-Class Fitness Free for Americans
National Fitness Campaign has delivered important outdoor wellness infrastructure to help communities stay active across the country and the impact is phenomenal. The Campaign is funding 5,000 outdoor Fitness Courts® to be accessible to residents by bike across the country by 2030.
Healthy Communities Campaign
Cities and towns of all population sizes nationwide who are making health a priority for their residents are encouraged to schedule a briefing to qualify for NFC funding and campaign services.Click Here to Apply for Municipal Grants
Healthy Schools Campaign
From High Schools to college campuses, NFC is committed to align resources with qualifying schools seeking to diversify their wellness and fitness offerings and bring free exercise options outdoors to support students, faculty, and staff.Click Here to Apply for Campus Grants
Model City Grant Funding
Large municipalities nationwide with a population that exceeds 100,000 are encouraged to request a briefing and feasibility study to participate in NFC’s Model Cities Program.Click Here to Apply for Model City Grants
National Affiliate Partners
In collaboration with National Fitness Campaign, our affiliate partners have championed the available campaign services and
grant opportunities to their members across the country. We're grateful for their support as we build a healthier America.
Garden City Community College, KS
Accessible to the whole community, the Broncbuster Fitness Court® officially opened in November 2022. The Fitness Court’s location was selected due to its proximity to the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex and parking lot, the most popular attraction on campus for visitors. The Fitness Court® is already being utilized by students through campus recreation activities and is a short walk from the start of Talley Trail, which runs through the majority of the town.
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.
Positioned near the center of town and alongside the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, the City of Chelmsford was proud to launch their Fitness Court® in October 2022. The Fitness Court® at Town Hall Baseball Field is optimal for providing residents and visitors free world-class outdoor fitness in a public park they can walk, jog or bike along the rail trail.
Fox Valley, IL
The site selection for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Fitness Court® at Simmons Park is centrally located and visible from Indian Trail. Brett Meier, the general manager for Fox Fitness, along with other Fitness Court® Ambassadors plan to host “Pop Up in the Park” free fitness classes to provide a free group workout experience for all fitness levels.
Maine’s second largest city, the City of Lewiston, 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.
The first Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Fitness Court® launched in May 2022 in the small town of Meriden, home to 800 health and wellness-focused residents. The Fitness Court® is located in a central area at City Park that attracts many visitors around the school football field and track, providing a complete exercise opportunity for the community members in one place.
Elko became the first Renown Health Fitness Court® to launch in September 2022, kicking off the Nevada campaign. In partnership with Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital, local schools, and the Boys and Girls Club, the City of Elko helped bring the Fitness Court® to Angel Park, providing access to free outdoor fitness for approximately 4,000 residents.