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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 building. 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.
The Growing Fitness Court® Network in Kansas
Making World Class Fitness Free for Kansans
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and NFC Campaign is delivering outdoor wellness infrastructure to help communities stay active across the state, in an effort to change health outcomes. Out of Kansas' 105 counties, there are open Fitness Courts® across 8.
LEADING PARTNERS IN KANSAS
State Affiliate Partner
In collaboration with NFC, the Kansas Recreation and Parks Association and Kansas Association of Counties have championed the available grant opportunities to their members across Kansas. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and NFC are grateful for their support as we build a healthier Kansas.Apply for Funding Now
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.
The Garnett community launched their Fitness Court® in June 2022 at Prairie Spirit Trail – Garnett Trailhead. In a community with approximately 3,300 people, this ideal location provides 52% of residents the ability to walk or bike to The Fitness Court®. With an active Fitness Court® Ambassador network dedicated to free wellness programming, the impact is already felt amongst the Garnett community.
Garden City Community College
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.
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and National Fitness Campaign are bringing free, accessible, world-class fitness to change wellness habits across the state.
Director, Blue Health Initiatives at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
“We need more innovative solutions to address the physical activity needs of all Kansans. Solutions that will level the playing field and allow everyone a safe place to enjoy the outdoors and improve their health… We believe that all people deserve this opportunity, and we are proud to partner with NFC and KRPA to show our commitment to improving the health of all Kansans.”Learn More
Founder & Director, National Fitness Campaign
“As we continue our mission of building a Fitness Court within a 10-minute bike ride of every American, the National Fitness Campaign is proud to extend our partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. Together, we're building a wellness culture focused on health equity to combat the rising costs of sedentary lifestyles.”Learn More
Bring a Fitness Court® to Your Community
NFC is calling on mayors, civic and education leaders and community champions across Kansas to adopt the initiative and join the urgent fight to increase outdoor movement and wellness activities. Let’s build a free outdoor Fitness Court® within a 10-minute bike ride of every Kansan, together.Contact Us
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. BLUE CROSS, BLUE SHIELD and the Cross and Shield Symbols are registered service marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas serves all Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is not affiliated with the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) or the National Fitness Campaign (NFC).