Rockland County is the seventh healthiest borough in New York. On Tuesday, May 10th, MVP Health Care, the Village of Haverstraw and the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) announced a partnership to bring a free outdoor Fitness Court® to the Village of Haverstraw.
Adjacent to the Haverstraw Community Center, the fitness court will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this summer. The MVP Health Care Fitness Court will provide the community with greater access to outdoor exercise programs.
The MVP Health Care Fitness Court in the Village of Haverstraw is the result of a partnership between MVP Health Care and NFC to expand free access to quality workouts for communities across the state. The Fitness Court is a free, open-air wellness center that allows users to use their own body weight to complete a full workout. Designed for adults of all ages and abilities, the workouts are customizable for all fitness levels and allow users to move at their own pace. Users can also download the free Fitness Court app, which acts as a coach in your pocket, transforming the outdoor gym into a digitally-enabled wellness ecosystem.
“The opening of the MVP Health Care Fitness Court in the Village of Haverstraw is a step toward access to resources that can transform the journey of an individual’s health and well-being,” said Chris Del Vecchio, President and Chief Executive Officer of MVP Health Care. “As a leading healthcare services company, investing in our local communities and offering new, innovative wellness options like the Fitness Court reinforces our commitment to giving back to the people we serve and the places we call home. We are proud to be working with NFC and the Village of Haverstraw to bring this unique opportunity to the local community and look forward to seeing you on the fitness court.”
“The village is pleased that the MVP Health Care Fitness Court is bearing fruit and offering our residents a free exercise alternative that can be used in the fresh air all year round,” said the village mayor, Michael Kohut. “Although it has taken a number of years, with the support of MVP Health Care and all of our other partners, Haverstraw is ready to make this space a reality and begin creating a vastly improved outdoor recreation area adjacent to the Haverstraw Center.”
“We are very excited to bring our free world-class fitness campaign to the village of Haverstraw,” said Mitch Menaged, founder of the National Fitness Campaign. “NFC is excited to join the Village and MVP Health Care as part of a growing wellness network nationwide.”
Construction of the fitness court has started and will be completed by early summer.
To learn more about the MVP Health Care Fitness Courts, visit nationalfitnesscampaign.com/NewYork.