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Minnesota Campaign

Funding Outdoor Fitness Courts® across the state

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) are teaming up to bring 10 free outdoor Fitness Courts® to communities across Minnesota. The initiative aims to help improve the overall quality of life through equitable access to outdoor exercise programs in communities throughout the state. National Fitness 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 Minnesota

Making World Class Fitness Free for Minnesotans

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and NFC Campaign in Minnesota is delivering outdoor wellness infrastructure to help communities stay active across the state, in an effort to change health outcomes. Out of Minnesota's 87 counties, there are open Fitness Courts® across 2.


  • Waite Park
  • Minnesota West Community & Technical College
  • Willmar
  • Moose Lake
  • Shakopee
  • and more!

State Affiliate Partners

In collaboration with NFC, the Minnesota Association of Townships and Minnesota Recreation and Park Association have championed the available grant opportunities to their members across Minnesota. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and NFC are grateful for their support as we build a healthier Minnesota.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and National Fitness Campaign are bringing free, accessible, world-class fitness to change wellness habits across the state.

Bukata Hayes

Chief Equity Officer & Vice President of Racial and Health Equity at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

“This work with the National Fitness Campaign shows our shared intentionality around embedding racial and health equity in community efforts to address cardiovascular health and diabetes. By purposefully focusing on BIPOC and underserved communities that have historically not been included we are both aligning with our mission and values around racial and health equity and supporting initiatives that can positively impact those deeply embedded inequities so ultimately all Minnesotans will benefit from a culture of shared wellness.”

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Mitch Menaged

Founder & Director, National Fitness Campaign

“National Fitness Campaign is proud to announce the start of a tremendous partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to continue our journey to improve the quality of life in Minnesota while addressing the health inequities across the state. NFC continues to embrace our mission of getting people moving outdoors by helping communities combat the fiscal and humanitarian costs of inactivity. We are excited to also see the unique elements of Minnesota’s public art campaign featuring BIPOC artists come to life on the Fitness Court.”

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Bring a Fitness Court® to Your Community

NFC is calling on Mayors, Civic and Education leaders, and Community Champions to join the urgent fight against sedentary lifestyles and preventable diseases. We can make a difference if we work together to increase outdoor movement and provide wellness activities that are equitable, accessible and free! Let’s build a free outdoor Fitness Court® within a 10-minute bike ride of every Minnesotan, together.

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