(RENO, NEVADA – February 28, 2023) Renown Health and National Fitness Campaign (NFC) today announced an extension of the statewide partnership through 2023. Renown Health and NFC launched the statewide partnership in November 2021 to expand free access to world-class fitness by bringing outdoor Fitness Courts® to communities across Nevada. To date, the partnership has funded five Fitness Courts to help fight noncommunicable diseases, improve quality of life, and create equitable access to outdoor exercise programs for smart cities and campuses around the state. NFC’s award-winning initiative is now planning its 500th Healthy Community in America, and is poised to deliver important outdoor wellness programs in a time of great need across the country.
The 2022 Nevada campaign yielded three public-private investment partners resulting in over $1 million in funding. To date, more than 55,000 residents are now within walking or biking distance of a Renown Fitness Court. The Nevada campaign kicked off with the City of Elko in September 2022. 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.
Other leaders from across the state include Las Vegas, Sparks and Washoe County. The success of last year’s campaign has energized leaders to partner and make additional funding available to grow the network up to 15 site partners.
“National Fitness Campaign is proud to extend our partnership with Renown Health after a successful 2022 campaign as the state sponsor in Nevada,” said Mitch Menaged, founder of NFC. “This continued investment in healthy communities will deliver tremendous resources to contribute to the important mission of fighting diseases caused by sedentary lifestyles and improving health outcomes as the network of Fitness Courts grows across the state.”
NFC has developed the world’s best outdoor gym featuring a series of seven-movement workouts with the benefits of digital coaching on the free Fitness Court App, which delivers regular content to keep fitness training fun for adults of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. There are also opportunities for free fitness classes through an ambassador program featuring local trainers.
Municipalities, schools and other organizations who own accessible public space may now apply to join the program in 2023. Grant recipients will receive a wellness toolkit, education, and design resources to assist in planning, funding and launching their outdoor Fitness Court and community wellness campaign.
To learn more about National Fitness Campaign and how to qualify for funding, visit: www.nationalfitnesscampaign.com/nevada.
About Renown Health
Renown Health is Nevada’s largest, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving Nevada, Lake Tahoe, and northeast California. With a diverse workforce of more than 7,000 employees, Renown has fostered a longstanding culture of excellence, determination, and innovation. The organization comprises a trauma center, two acute care hospitals, a children’s hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, a medical group and urgent care network, and the locally owned not-for-profit insurance company, Hometown Health. Renown is currently enrolling participants in a community-based genetic population health study, the Healthy Nevada Project®.
National Fitness Campaign (NFC) is a wellness consulting firm – founded in San Francisco, California in 1979 – that offers grant funding, project management and master planning services to cities, schools and sponsors to build healthy communities. The Fitness Court® is a trademarked 7 minute workout system, created by NFC Founder, Mitch Menaged, that was designed to be the world’s best outdoor gym. NFC’s mission is to build healthy communities by building an outdoor Fitness Court® within a 10 minute bike ride of every American. Learn more about NFC at www.nationalfitnesscampaign.com.