Daniel P. McCoy
Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy, MVP Health Care, and National Fitness Campaign (NFC) today announced a partnership to offer free, outdoor fitness as they officially broke ground on the Fitness Court® Studio at Tawasentha Park in the Town of Guilderland, which will be the first Fitness Court Studio in the State of New York. The Fitness Court Studio is expected to be complete in June with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to make the announcement. The MVP Health Care Fitness Court Studio will provide the community with increased access to outdoor exercise programs and will improve health and wellness.
The Fitness Court Studio is a free, open-air wellness center, which comes equipped with exercise apparatuses that allow users to leverage their own body weight to get a complete workout. It is twice the size of a standard Fitness Court, providing over 2,000 square feet of healthy infrastructure. With the Fitness Court Studio, additional space is available for exercise classes such as yoga, Pilates, Zumba or stretching to take place while the Fitness Court is utilized for simultaneous group and individual workouts.
Created with adults of all ages and ability in mind, the workouts are adaptable 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 and transforms the outdoor gym into a digitally supported wellness ecosystem. Albany County will be the first in the Capital Region and New York State to build the expanded version of the Fitness Court – the Fitness Court Studio.
“Today is another exciting day for Albany County and another direct result of this outstanding partnership we have with MVP Health Care through the Innovation Fund. Together, we remain deeply committed to improving lives by helping people live healthier, and this free outdoor exercise studio will help us do just that,” said Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy. “This new facility will offer options for individuals of all ages and abilities, and it’s conveniently located in a park with a number of other recreational opportunities, including the swimming pool, hiking trails, basketball court and plenty more. I can’t wait to see our Fitness Court Studio up and running.”
The MVP Health Care Fitness Court Studio in Tawasentha Park is a result of a collaboration between MVP Health Care and NFC to expand free access to high quality workouts for communities around the state. Additionally, County Executive McCoy and Albany County have a unique partnership through the naming rights of the MVP Arena and the Innovation Fund, which helped make this possible. The purpose of the fund is to improve the overall health and vitality of the surrounding community. The Innovation Fund was first announced when County Executive McCoy awarded the naming rights of the county-owned arena to MVP Health Care in November of 2021. Included within the naming rights contract is an annual $1.4 million over five years for the Innovation Fund and community projects.
“The launch of the MVP Health Care Fitness Court Studio in Tawasentha Park is a testament to our commitment to improving the health and well-being of Albany County residents through innovative partnerships and initiatives,” said Chris Del Vecchio, President and CEO of MVP Health Care. “At MVP, investing in our local communities is at the heart of our mission. We are proud to partner with NFC, Albany County, and the Town of Guilderland to bring this unique opportunity to the community. We invite everyone to join us on the Fitness Court and take a step towards a healthier lifestyle.”
“National Fitness Campaign is proud to welcome the Town of Guilderland and Albany County to the campaign as a leader in New York, opening the first Fitness Court Studio in the state, championing health and wellness for Capital District residents and visitors,” said Mitch Menaged, Founder of NFC. “We are proud to continue our mission of getting people moving outdoors and helping communities combat the fiscal and humanitarian costs of sedentary lifestyles.”
“We are very excited to partner with Albany County and MVP Health Care in bringing this state-of-the-art exercise equipment for easy use by persons of all skill levels. This fitness court is a welcome addition to Tawasentha Park’s expanding list of fun outdoor activities for residents,” said Guilderland Town Supervisor Peter Barber.
Construction of the Fitness Court Studio has begun and will be completed in June of this year.
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