Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners will hold a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. on Wed., May 10 to open the Tiger Point Fitness Court. The ribbon cutting will take place at Tiger Point Park, 1370 Tiger Park Ln., in Gulf Breeze.
This capital project is a featured part of the 2023 initiative launched by National Fitness Campaign (NFC), a nationwide wellness consulting firm that partners with municipalities and schools to plan, build and fund Healthy Communities. NFC’s award-winning initiative is now planning its 500th Healthy Community in America and is poised to deliver vital outdoor wellness programs helping to fight the rising fiscal and humanitarian costs of physical inactivity.
This year, Santa Rosa County 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, the board allocated $120,000 of Local Option Sales Tax funds to make the project possible in the Tiger Point area.
“We’re very excited to open this Fitness Court in Tiger Point,” said Commissioner Colten Wright, Chairman and District 4. “This is a great addition to the park that gives our residents another tool to improve their health.”
The new Fitness Court® at Tiger Point Park is the world’s best outdoor gym and allows users to leverage their own body weight to get a complete workout using seven stations. Created with people aged 14 and over and with all abilities in mind, the workouts are adaptable for all fitness levels, allowing participants to move at their own pace. Users also may download the free Fitness Court App which acts as a coach-in-your-pocket and enhances the outdoor gym into a digitally supported wellness experience.
“We are excited to have Tiger Point Park join us in the journey to health and wellness as we make a positive impact building healthy infrastructure across America,’’ said Mitch Menaged, founder of National Fitness Campaign. “The addition of the Fitness Court® along with digital wellness programming demonstrates a tremendous commitment to the health and wellbeing within the community.”
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 on social @NatFitCampaign.