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Community Services Honored with National Fitness Award
National Fitness Campaign (NFC) has awarded the City of Maricopa with their inaugural Healthy Infrastructure Award in Innovation (HIA), recognizing our community leaders and trailblazers in five distinct categories; Leadership, Programming Excellence, Storytelling, Design Excellence and Innovation.
The National Fitness Campaign recognized The City of Maricopa with the 2019 Healthy Infrastructure Award in Innovation for their exemplary work to integrate new and fresh ideas into the fitness platform and become the first Fitness Court® built citywide to connect wellness initiatives and residents in local communities. In the active Pacana Park, the Fitness Court® has been dedicated to Maricopa’s veterans, firefighters and police officers, and is already a favored meeting place for the city’s fitness lovers.
“When Mayor Christian Price announced a citywide fitness challenge, their residents answered the call and supported in an unprecedented way,” stated Mitch Menaged, founder of the National Fitness Campaign. “Integrating the Fitness Court® mobile app into their already active lifestyle, this group of all ages and fitness levels got moving and have fully leveraged their new outdoor gym. We applaud the City of Maricopa for the commitment to make healthy lifestyles a priority for their residents.”
“We want to bring everybody together, not just Veterans and first responders, we want to make the park more useful for all. We want this community to have full support of fitness and nutrition resources to achieve their goals,” stated Matthew Reiter, Marketing and Development Coordinator, City of Maricopa.
The City of Maricopa joins a distinct group of community and city leaders recognized by the National Fitness Campaign to include: Oklahoma City for the Healthy Infrastructure Award in Leadership; City of Loveland, Colorado for the Healthy Infrastructure Award in Programming; City of Killeen, Texas for the Healthy Infrastructure Award in Storytelling; and the City of Avenal, California for the Healthy Infrastructure Award in Design Excellence.
The Fitness Court® is a state-of-the-art, digitally connected platform for adults of all ages and abilities to develop healthy habits and maintain long-term wellness. For more information about the National Fitness Campaign and to find the nearest Fitness Court®, visit NationalFitnessCampaign.com.