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Outdoor Fitness Court Opening in Katy

(KATY) — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, the City of Katy and National Fitness Campaign have announced a partnership to bring an outdoor Fitness Court and digital wellness program to Katy. The Fitness Court, located at Katy City Park, 5850 Franz Road, will open Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

This Fitness Court was developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, City of Katy and NFC to expand free access to workouts and create equitable access to exercise for communities around the state. The Fitness Court allows people use their own body weight to get a complete workout using seven exercise 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 are encouraged to 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.


“On average, one in two adults don’t have enough aerobic physical activity in their day-to-day lives, which can lead to chronic, yet preventable, conditions,” said Sheena Payne, director of community affairs at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. “Helping fund these Fitness Courts is just one more way we can work toward all Texans having access to optimal health outcomes right in their own community.”


The City of Katy is one of 20 outdoor Fitness Courts in a series of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Fitness Courts that will be constructed in easily accessible public spaces this year.

“The City of Katy would like to express its sincere appreciation for the generous donation by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, in collaboration with the National Fitness Campaign, in bringing this Fitness Court to the City of Katy,” said William H. “Dusty” Thiele, mayor of the City of Katy. “The outdoor Fitness Court is a welcome addition to our Parks and Recreation Department and represents free access to high-quality workouts as a part of the National Fitness Campaign’s initiative to fight obesity and improve the quality of life for communities. We are happy to say that the City of Katy is now one of the National Fitness Campaign’s Healthy Communities thanks to the generosity of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.”


“National Fitness Campaign is proud to welcome the City of Katy to the campaign as a leader in Texas, championing health and wellness for their residents,” said Mitch Menaged, founder of National Fitness Campaign. “We are proud to continue our mission of getting people moving outdoors and helping communities combat the fiscal and humanitarian costs of sedentary lifestyles.”


For more information, visit https://www.cityofkaty.com/residents/parks-recreation/nfc-fitness-court, or contact Parks and Recreation at 281-391-4840. For more information on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ support of NFC, please visit https://nationalfitnesscampaign.com/texas.


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