Marysville prioritizes community health and wellness with the addition of a Priority Health Fitness Court
(Detroit, Mich. – July 20, 2021) Priority Health and the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) are pleased to announce the launch of an outdoor Priority Health Fitness Court® in Marysville at Morton Park. The Fitness Court will officially be unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, July 20 at 10 a.m. This launch is a result of the partnership between Priority Health and NFC to expand free access to high quality workouts and create equitable access to exercise for communities around the state.
The new Fitness Court at Morton Park is an open-air wellness center that allows users to leverage their own body weight to get a complete workout. Created with adults of all ages in mind, the Fitness Court is adaptable for all fitness levels. New users can download the free Fitness Court App – a coach-in-your-pocket style platform – that transforms the outdoor gym into a digitally supported wellness ecosystem. The Fitness Court App is available for iOS and Android.
Marysville is the third outdoor court in a series of 15-20 Priority Health Fitness Courts that will be constructed in easily accessible public spaces through 2022. NFC's award-winning initiative is now supporting more than 150 cities across America, including cities in Michigan such as Brownstown, Roseville, Garden City, Big Rapids and Saginaw. St. Clair County Community College also contributed to this initiative.
"We are proud that Marysville has launched the third Priority Health Fitness Court in its commitment to giving its residents healthy lifestyle options," said Praveen Thadani, president of Priority Health. "We are committed to supporting this partnership to improve wellness by providing free, accessible fitness.
NFC launched the pilot program in Michigan when Priority Health assisted with funding a Fitness Court on the campus of Oakland University in 2019. Priority Health has also granted Fitness Court funding in Grand Rapids, Redford, Kalamazoo and Lansing.
About Priority Health:
With over 30 years in business, Priority Health is the second largest health plan in Michigan, offering a broad portfolio of health benefits options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Serving more than a million members each year and offering a broad network of primary care physicians in Michigan, Priority Health continues to be recognized as a leader for quality, customer service, transparency and product innovation. Learn more about affordable, quality health coverage options from Priority Health.
About National Fitness Campaign:
National Fitness Campaign (NFC) is a social enterprise – founded in San Francisco, California in 1979 – that specializes in funding, activating and promoting healthy infrastructure through partnerships with cities and schools. Now operating in over 150 cities, NFC's unique program delivers consulting services and an integrated wellness initiative to communities, centered on the world’s best outdoor gym: The Fitness Court®. Our mission is to design healthy infrastructure for cities to improve the quality of life for people. Learn more about National Fitness Campaign and follow us on social @NatFitCampaign.