NEW: Prattville opens FIRST Alabama outdoor fitness court

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The days of expensive gym memberships are over—and it’s all because fantastic outdoor gyms could be coming to your city or a community near you this year and next. Prattville is officially home to a brand-new outdoor fitness court, thanks to a partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and the National Fitness Campaign. Keep reading to learn more about Prattville’s new outdoor fitness court and find out how to get one in your city.

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Not familiar with outdoor gyms? I’m about to change your life.

The National Fitness Campaign (NFC), a wellness consulting firm, has developed open-air exercise spots to make getting movement in more accessible. Thanks to sponsorship from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, these courts are completely free.

On June 17, 2022, the FIRST Fitness Court in Alabama opened in Prattville, and now, you can check this innovative gym out for yourself.

All Fitness Courts have seven stations, and each of them allows you to use your own body weight to work out. Not familiar with tons of workouts? Same. Thankfully, there’s a corresponding mobile app with plenty of free workouts.

“Upgraded and new quality of life opportunities are what bring communities together, start traditions and create lifelong memories. The Fitness Court will provide additional free public outdoor recreational opportunities to our citizens. This project creates fun and healthy activities for all ages, which are imperative to our thriving City. I want to thank the National Fitness Campaign and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama for their partnership in making this opportunity a reality.”

Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr., Mayor, City of Prattville

Find the new Fitness Court at 246 Doster St, Prattville, AL 36067.

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A bird’s eye view of one of Prattville’s coolest new amenities. (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama)

Blue Cross and NFC are truly a dream team, because they share a mission of making fitness more accessible statewide.

“One of our company’s top priorities is to help improve the health and wellness of Alabamians. We are honored to partner with the City of Prattville to bring our first Blue Cross sponsored Fitness Court to Alabama. This innovative platform will help encourage their community to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.”

Sophie Martin, Director of Corporate Communications and Community Relations, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
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Want an outdoor gym court in YOUR city?

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Clearly, this Fitness Court is going to be a popular destination. (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama)

Feeling jealous of these amenities… or ready to up your fitness game? Lucky for you, you can have a part in possibly bringing one of these courts to your city.

$500,000 in grant money is up for grabs, and Alabama municipalities, schools and other organizations with accessible public space can apply NOW. PS: grant recipients will also receive a wellness toolkit, educational info and design resources. To be part of building a healthier Alabama, learn more + apply for a grant now.

Want even more tips on creating a healthy and happy community? Head to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s website.

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