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Town of Selma Prioritizes Community Health and Wellness With the Addition of a Fitness Court

New project to be part of the National Fitness Campaign –
A nationwide initiative to plan and build Healthy Infrastructure
SELMA, NORTH CAROLINA —The Town of Selma will unveil its newest quality of life addition at
Harrison Gym Campus, a sleek and modern outdoor Fitness Court® with a supporting mobile app. This capital project is a featured part of a 2022 initiative launched by National Fitness Campaign (NFC), a nationwide consulting organization that partners with cities and schools to plan, build and fund healthy infrastructure.

This year, the Town of Selma and dozens of other select recipients from around the country were awarded a $30,000 grant from NFC to help support the program. In addition to grant funding, a city match and local sponsorships will make the project possible in Selma. “It is an exciting time in the Town of Selma and for Selma Parks & Recreation Department.

We are ecstatic to partner with the National Fitness Campaign and bring an outdoor fitness court to Selma.” - Alyssa Fox, Director Selma Parks & Recreation

The new Fitness Court® at the Harrison Gym Campus located at 601 W. Noble Street 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 also 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, entitled “Fitness Court”, is available for iOS and Android.

The National Fitness Campaign developed the trademarked seven-station system in 2012 hoping to inspire municipalities to transform public spaces into community fitness hubs. There are currently 100 active Fitness Court locations across the country, and the Campaign will reach a total of 500 cities and schools by the end of 2022.

Residents are invited to attend an Opening Day Launch Event in Spring 2023 to try the Fitness Court® and learn about upcoming community wellness events and programming. For more information, visit www.selma-nc.com or contact Selma Parks & Recreation at 919-975-1411.

ABOUT NFC:
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 NFC at NationalFitnessCampaign.com and follow us on social @NatFitCampaign.

Questions? Please contact Alyssa Fox, Director Selma Parks & Recreation, 919-965-9841 ext. 8001 or afox@selma-nc.com.

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