Summary of editorial
The National Fitness Campaign (NFC) is a large public-private wellness partnership in the US that aims to build healthy communities. The campaigns mission is to establish 5,000 outdoor Fitness Courts® across America by 2030, making world-class fitness freely accessible to all. These courts are intended to be within a 10-minute bike ride for every American, promoting regular physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyles. The campaign addresses a pressing health issue in the US: the continued rise of preventable diseases due to inactivity. By 2030, it is estimated that 50% of Americans will be obese. NFC is taking steps to confront this problem by promoting healthy infrastructure, such as Fitness Courts®, parks, and trails. These spaces are designed to encourage outdoor activity, everyday movement, and community health. NFC also offers strategic planning services to cities, counties, and schools. Its planners and designers work with municipal and education leaders to improve the built environment using proven results from their work in hundreds of cities. In addition, NFC consultants guide community efforts to build a wellness culture, providing support at every stage of the process. The Fitness Court® is a unique offering of the NFC. It is a 7-movement bodyweight circuit training system designed for adults of all ages and fitness levels. Each Fitness Court® is digitally connected via the Fitness Court® App, which provides users with a comprehensive wellness experience akin to having a personal fitness coach. Moreover, each Fitness Court® is also presented as a unique work of art, often decorated with public art by local artists. The campaign has seen success in multiple cities. For instance, Fitness Courts® have been launched in Mission, TX, Hartselle, AL, Grand Rapids, MI, and Lewiston, ME. These courts have been highlighted for their impact on community health, wellness, and equity, as well as for promoting social interaction and pedestrian movement.