Community Health Options to Partner with National Fitness Campaign to build Outdoor Fitness Courts across Maine

LEWISTON — Lewiston-based Community Health Options, the state’s only nonprofit, Member-led health plan, and the National Fitness Campaign have launched a statewide partnership to expand free access to world-class outdoor fitness. The partnership will bring attractive and inviting outdoor Fitness Courts to communities across Maine in an ongoing effort to improve quality of life, promote activity, and create equitable access to outdoor exercise programs for communities around the state.

The NFC is a country-wide initiative aimed at supporting communities to plan, fund, and build a wellness infrastructure. The ultimate goal is to fight back against preventable diseases caused by sedentary behavior and transform the next decade so that millions of Americans will choose outdoor wellness activities for healthier lives.

“Mainers are known for enjoying the great outdoors. Our partnership with the NFC will help more adult Mainers enjoy exercising outside and will allow them to be their healthiest selves, mentally and physically,” said Kevin Lewis, president and CEO of Health Options. “Our vision to be a leader in transforming and improving individual and community health naturally aligns with the NFC’s work.”