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Fitness Court Ribbon Cutting Set in Mission

Mission, TX- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, City of Mission and National Fitness Campaign (NFC) today announced a partnership to bring an outdoor Fitness Court® to Mission, Texas. The Fitness Court, located in Hollis Rutledge Sr. Park at 3404 North Inspiration Rd., and will open 9 a.m. Sept. 14 with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony.

This Fitness Court® was developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, City of Mission and NFC to expand free access to high-quality workouts and create equitable access to exercise for communities around the state. The Fitness Court® is the world’s best outdoor gym that lets 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 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.

“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.”

“We’ve been approached by many park users over the past few years with requests for more exercise equipment, and their dream is now a reality,” said Brad Bentsen, Director of Mission Parks and Recreation. “The support for this project from across city leadership will ultimately bring more people outside for a healthier lifestyle and foster the major wave of trail usage, on a multigenerational level.”

“National Fitness Campaign is proud to welcome the City of Mission to the campaign as a leader in health and wellness for Texas and across America,” said Mitch Menaged, Founder of National Fitness Campaign.

Residents are invited to attend the public launch celebration at 9 a.m. on Sept. 14 to try the Fitness Court. For more information, contact Mission Parks & Recreation at 956-580-8760. For more information on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ support of NFC, please visit