National Fitness Campaign Launches Healthy Infrastructure Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 15, 2020

National Fitness Campaign (NFC) announces the inaugural Healthy Infrastructure Awards (HIA) recognizing community leaders from around the country that are changing the way cities are built. The program celebrates innovation, leadership and the development of healthy infrastructure in communities nationwide.

“NFC is proud to partner with leaders around the nation working to build a healthier America,” stated Mitch Menaged, National Fitness Campaign founder. “Whether they are developing a  new program, creating an undeniable impact in their region, this award is reserved for the partners that go the extra mile and are truly making an impact in their local communities.”

National Fitness Campaign Healthy Infrastructure Awards recognizes winners in five distinct categories: Leadership, Programming Excellence, nationwide movement, uniting communities and leading the country towards a healthier lifestyle. The 2019 inaugural honorees are as follows:

Healthy Infrastructure Award in Leadership honors Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

To change the way we build cities and to ignite investments in quality of life for community members, we rely on bold leaders. The National Fitness Campaign’s HIA in Leadership is presented to Oklahoma City – true trailblazers who encourage healthy living on the Fitness Courts in new and innovative ways.

Healthy Infrastructure Award in Programming Excellence honors Loveland, Colorado       

The National Fitness Campaign continually works to amplify the incredible work of its partners, sharing best practices to activate the fitness ecosystem with group classes, events, and local engagement strategies. The HIA in Programming Excellence recognizes Loveland, Colorado, for demonstrating the greatest engagement per-capita in community-building on the Fitness Court.

Healthy Infrastructure Award in Storytelling honors Killeen, Texas

Localizing a national movement requires engagement with the public, local stakeholders and a network of advocates across the country. The HIA in Storytelling recognized the City of Killeen, Texas, for creating long-lasting impact with strategies including public relations efforts, local media, social media, visual/graphic assets, and even regional coverage.

Healthy Infrastructure Award in Design Excellence honors Avenal, California

The Fitness Court program achieves maximum success when it is integrated strategically into the best public space in the community, supported by appropriate amenities and the natural landscape. NFC acknowledges the City of Avenal, California, as the community with the most strategic, highly visible, and beautifully integrated Fitness Court site design.

Healthy Infrastructure Award in Innovation honors Maricopa, Arizona

National Fitness Campaign grows because of new and fresh ideas integrated into the platform and provided to partners nationwide. The HIA in Innovation goes to the City of Maricopa, Arizona, for cultivating the most forward-thinking, unique strategy and campaign element that can be shared as “best practice” to all Campaign partners.

The Fitness Court® is a state-of-the-art platform for adults of all ages and abilities to develop healthy fitness habits. For more information about NFC and to find the nearest Fitness Court, visit

Reposted from Newswire.