September 6, 2018



Launch Party and Fitness Court Challenge Come to Illinois

BELVIDERE, Illinois – June 15, 2018 – OSF HealthCare has partnered with National Fitness Campaign (NFC), inventors of the Fitness Court®, and Belvidere Park District, to install and activate a state-of-the-art outdoor gym facility for all ages at Prairie Fields Sports Park.

As one of the largest healthcare systems in the state, OSF is prioritizing proactive healthcare and community wellness by making fitness free for everyone. The new Fitness Court® is an outdoor bodyweight circuit training facility designed to transform public spaces into communal fitness hubs.

This system also includes a free Fitness Court App that residents can download and use to track their training progress, learn new routines, or compete in fitness challenges.

“The program and equipment will provide residents, at no cost, the opportunity for a healthy lifestyle”, stated Jarid Funderburg – OSF Strategic Philanthropy Officer. “As we know, access to such equipment and instruction can have barriers, not for long!”

Together, OSF HealthCare, Belvidere Park District and National Fitness Campaign invite residents to attend an Opening Day Launch Party on Saturday, September 8th at 10:00 am for a fun community fitness challenge, prizes and giveaways, and a chance to be featured in local and national media.

“We know that there is value in providing access to free public fitness in every community. NFC is proud to partner with OSF HealthCare and Belvidere Park District, who continue to invest in their residents’ lifelong health,” said Mitch Menaged, Founder and Director of National Fitness Campaign. “See you at the Fitness Court!“

National Fitness Campaign, a social enterprise founded in 1979, partners with local communities and nationwide sponsors to promote healthy infrastructure. The Fitness Court® ecosystem combines digital tools, evolving challenges and best in class equipment to create the world’s best outdoor gym experience. With original locations in 4,000 cities worldwide, a flagship installation in San Francisco and 100 new locations across the United States, National Fitness Campaign is committed to making world-class fitness free for everyone.

Location: Prairie Fields (1111 Fair Grounds Road, Belvidere, IL)

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018 

Time: 10:00 AM


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