Priority Health and National Fitness Campaign announces extension of partnership to provide free health and wellness outdoors throughout Michigan

Priority Health and National Fitness Campaign announces extension of partnership to provide free health and wellness outdoors throughout Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan – (work wire) – Priority Health has announced the extension of a three-year partnership with National Fitness Campaign (NFC) today to continue delivering a holistic health initiative in Michigan centered around the Outdoor Fitness Court®. Priority Health is the official NFC sponsor in Michigan, and the campaign extension will lead to the availability of up to 30 new priority health fitness courts by the end of 2025.

Priority Health partnered with the NFC in 2019 to fight obesity and improve quality of life for Michigan communities. Building on the success of programs in more than 15 communities including Highland Park, Detroit, Grand Traverse County, and Great CliffsTo name a few, Priority Health Fitness Courts will reach nearly a third of Michiganders and provide free access to wellness within 10 minutes by bike from their home. In total, the program has already consolidated more than $3 million in public and private investment across Michigan and will exceed $10 million by the end of 2025.

“Everyone has the right to a healthy life,” said Praveen Thadani, President of Priority Health. Which is why our ongoing partnership with the National Fitness Campaign will provide opportunities for communities to host a priority health fitness court over the next three years. We focus on communities experiencing health inequality so that we can create a comfortable and stress-free environment for friends and neighbors.”

Workouts in the gym build up your body weight for a complete workout using seven stations in seven minutes. By downloading a file Fitness Court AppUsers can access dozens of workouts that provide a unique digitally powered health experience.

The workouts are designed for people over 14 years old – and of all abilities – and are adaptable to all fitness levels, allowing participants to move at their own pace. Priority Health’s mission in this partnership is to increase access to free, high-quality exercise for all people – including those with disabilities. The fitness grounds are not allowed, so people using a wheelchair can participate. Each gym is integrated with shock-resistant, recycled sports floors and allows for multiple users at the same time.

“We are delighted that Priority Health with NFC continues the Michiganders’ health and wellness journey. We know the health impact that occurs when communities design the intentionally built environment to enhance pedestrian mobility,” said Mitch Minaj, founder of NFC. When people invest in their health and wellness, it can reduce from obesity and the diseases that follow including diabetes and heart disease. This allows anyone to participate in a lifelong wellness journey to keep the body and mind active and engaged.”

NFC collaborates with healthcare companies in a dozen states and works with cities, municipalities, schools, and more across the country. NFC looks to celebrate the 500th healthy community across America with a celebration in 2023. Grant funding is now available; Those interested can connect to NFC at

About Priority Health

With more than 30 years in the business, Priority Health is Michigan’s second largest health plan, offering a wide range of health benefit options for Employer groups And the singlyIncluding Medicare And the Medicaid Plans. Serving more than one million members each year and serving an extensive network of Michigan primary care physicians, Priority Health continues to be recognized as a leader in quality, customer service, transparency, and product innovation. Learn more about affordable, high-quality health coverage options from priority health.

About NFC

Founded in San Francisco in 1979, National Fitness Campaign (NFC) is a health consulting company that provides programs and services to cities, schools, and sponsors with the goal of building healthy communities. NFC presents an integrated wellness initiative, centered around the world’s best outdoor gym: The Fitness Court®. The campaign is planning for 500The tenth Community Health, which unites the nation’s largest public-private partnership in support of wellness with the goal of building a fitness hall within a 10-minute bike ride for every American. Follow us on social media @NatFitCampaign and #Fitnesscourt.

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