Let’s Get Fit

Park Fit Series  offers free fitness in Franklin parks! Come join us!

The Park Fit series by the City of Franklin Parks Department, Get Fit Franklin, and the Franklin YMCA will include fitness events in parks throughout Franklin throughout the summer! Stop by the Get Fit Franklin Meetup site for a complete calendar of Park Fit events: http://www.meetup.com/Get-Fit-Franklin/

Walking Group at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm:

Free of charge, this easy walk will meet at the barn to get started at 9:00 a.m. every Friday! We will walk over gently rolling land on gravel and grass for about an hour and get to know our fellow walkers. Off-road strollers are welcomed! This walk is being offered by Get Fit Franklin which is a program of Franklin Tomorrow and is also representing the City of Franklin as a pilot community in Governor Haslam’s Healthier Tennessee Communities Initiative. It is also a partnership with the Park Fit Fresh Air Fitness program which is sponsored by the City of Franklin Parks Department and will include events in other parks in Franklin throughout the summer! To register, visit our Meetup site at: http://www.meetup.com/Get-Fit-Franklin/

Let’s Get Walking

Looking for a walking trail but aren’t sure where to go or the how long the route is? Here you will find routes around the city where you can safely walk.  The routes are measured and mapped for your convenience.  The Franklin Transit Authority operates on many of these routes should you need a ride.

Aspen Grove

Cool Springs Blvd. Loop

Downtown Franklin

Fieldstone Farms Loop

Fieldstone Farms / Cotton Lane

Liberty Park

Nissan Loop

Oxford Glen / McKays Mill

Pinkerton Park

Williamson Medical/Liberty Park

Mayors’ Cookoff at the Farmers Market a Success!

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The Get Fit Franklin Mayors’ Healthy Cookoff at the Franklin Farmers Market on Saturday, June 27th was a success even though it ended in a tie! City of Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and Thompson’s Station Mayor Corey Napier are competed to see who could cook up the most delicious healthy recipe. Andy Marshall of Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, Pam Horne of the Williamson Herald, Stacey Kendrick of Vanderbilt Health, and Scott Karner of BlueCross BlueShield of TN were on hand to judge the dishes but it was a split vote! Chef Michael Martin from our sponsor Whole Foods Market was there as well to help the contestants. And to top it off, our grill sponsor Harpeth True Value Garden Center gave away two propane Weber grills that day! It was a great day! Click here to see more pictures from the day: http://getfitfranklintn.org/mayors

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 Commit to Be Fit, Family Style

By Stacey K. Kendrick, MS, Health Educator

It’s the time again when many of us are reflecting on the past year, and the changes we might want to make as we forge ahead. Once of the most common goals for the New Year that I seem to hear is the desire to be more physically active. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that adults get 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week, and that children get one hour each day. It can reduce the risk for chronic diseases, help control weight and help the kids with doing well in school. But, with the challenges of a busy career and family obligations, that goal can seem like an impossible feat. Finding ways of being active together might be the perfect solution; it combines living healthy with quality family time.

Talk it over as a family. Discuss what types of activities everyone likes and make a plan to include something for everyone. Aim for things that are fun, readily available and can easily be included in daily life. Examples for outdoors could be playing in the backyard or playground with a ball or Frisbee, roller skating, flying a kite or riding bikes. When the weather is bad try dancing to music, skipping rope in the garage, or swimming at an indoor pool.

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