City of Ruston awarded $30,000 to make fitness free for everyone


RUSTON, La. (Press Release) –  National Fitness Campaign (NFC) has awarded $30,000 to the City of Ruston as part of its annual grant program in the 2019 Healthy Cities Campaign.

The NFC grant program is designed to activate public spaces by connecting trails, well-placed pedestrian infrastructure and community meeting points with a central outdoor gym facility — The Fitness Court® — that brings free, world-class fitness to everyone.

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.

Red Bull ranked The Fitness Court® one of the best gyms in the world, and with the support of the Lincoln Health Foundation, a new Court is coming to the Rock Island Greenway in Ruston!

“This is an exciting time for our city as we partner with National Fitness Campaign to bring the renowned Fitness Court to Ruston. It is our goal to encourage increased physical activity and bring healthy recreational options to the Ruston citizens,” said Mayor Ronny Walker. “This first began with the walking and biking trails, and now we have the opportunity to build The Fitness Court which will provide free physical activity options for our residents and visitors of all ages and skill levels.”

The nearby Lincoln Health Foundation has come on board as a title sponsor of this unique

community health initiative, and will be featured on the Fitness Court, in regional promotions, on the free mobile Fitness Court App, and in a fun-filled launch event later this year.

Residents can download the free app now on iOS and Android to see all the ways their new Fitness Court can support outdoor functional fitness activities.

To become a Fitness Court Ambassador, get a sneak peek at official classes and challenge events, or to learn more about the 2019 program, residents can visit the NFC website here: