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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 New York and Vermont
Making World Class Fitness Free for New Yorkers and Vermonters
The MVP Health Care and NFC Campaign in New York and Vermont are delivering outdoor wellness infrastructure to help communities stay active across the state, in an effort to change health outcomes. Out of New York's 62 counties, there are open Fitness Courts® across 15. We are expanding in Vermont's 14 counties in 2023
LEADING PARTNERS IN NEW YORK
Home to four MVP Health Care Fitness Courts®, the City of Troy has given nearly 30,000 residents – within walking or biking distance – access to free, world-class outdoor fitness. Residents are served by Prospect Park, Knickerbacker Park, 112th Street Park and Beman Park, hitting four of the most active public parks in Rensselaer County.
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Improving the health of society is central to the mission of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences so the launch of their MVP Health Care Fitness Court® in September 2022 was a perfect match for this campus community near downtown Albany. This site will have continual wellness programming integrated into the student’s curriculum and provides approximately 15,000 students, faculty, and residents a free outdoor fitness option that is within walking or biking distance from their homes.
Built adjacent to the Mohawk Hudson Bikeway and on a community college campus, the MVP Health Care Fitness Court® at SUNY Schenectady is a win-win. This site provides access to free fitness to 30,000 Schenectady County residents and visitors who can walk or bike to the Fitness Court®.
The Village of Haverstraw and the North Rockland School District put forth a joint effort to bring an MVP Health Care Fitness Court® to the heart of the village. The 12,000 person urban and ethnically diverse community was excited to collaborate with many local partners to bring accessible free fitness to Haverstraw adults of all ages and fitness levels.
Sarah James is no stranger to health and fitness. So when MVP Health Care reached out to lead five weeks of free classes at Fitness Courts® across the Capital Region, the owner of The Balance Beast couldn’t wait to get started. Sarah loves that MVP Health Care is invested in building healthy communities and was excited to see her weekly classes grow in size each week.
The Village of Brockport launched their Fitness Court® in late July 2022 at Corbett Park. Providing access to nearly 12,000 residents within walking or biking distance, Corbett Park is the perfect location as it is connected directly to the NYS Empire Trail along the Erie Canal. This central location within the village also offers proximity to SUNY Brockport, local hospitals, group homes, and residential and apartment living.
West Seneca, NY
The Town of West Seneca launched their MVP Health Care Fitness Court® in August of 2022 at the West Seneca Soccer Complex, a heavily utilized facility that attracts walkers, runners and bikers. This location provided the perfect wellness hub where the Fitness Court® provides free, world-class outdoor fitness to the active residents and visitors to the soccer complex – serving approximately 7,000 residents within walking or biking distance.
The Town of Greece opened their MVP Health Care Fitness Court® at Basil Marella Park in August 2022. An active community that has invested $2 million in health and wellness since 2014, Greece is home to over 45 miles of trails. The Basil Marella Park provides a central location near residential communities that is easily accessible through roads and sidewalks.
State Affiliate Partners
In collaboration with NFC, New York State Association of Towns and the New York State Association of Counties have championed the available grant opportunities to their members across New York. MVP Health Care and NFC are grateful for their support as we build a healthier New York and Vermont.Apply for Funding Now
Learn About the Partnership
MVP Health Care and National Fitness Campaign have committed to bringing access to world-class free fitness to change wellness habits across the state.
Christopher Del Vecchio
President & CEO, MVP Health Care
“By partnering with NFC to build Fitness Courts® across New York, we are able to provide our communities with increased access to free and innovative health and wellness opportunities. At MVP Health Care®, we strongly believe in increasing health equity and pioneering solutions that provide everyone with the opportunity to improve their health. We are proud to be New York’s statewide sponsor of the program and look forward to our continued collaboration with NFC to advance health across the state.”Learn More
Founder & Director, National Fitness Campaign
“National Fitness Campaign is proud to announce the extension of our partnership with MVP Health Care to continue our journey to improve the quality of life in both New York and Vermont. NFC continues to embrace our mission of getting people moving outdoors by helping communities combat the fiscal and humanitarian costs of inactivity.”Learn More