"The objective of the Get Fit Franklin is to improve the overall health of our residents to take the first step to fitness — or take the next step — by stepping out their front door and going for a walk on existing sidewalks or walking trails. "

A 2011 Visioning process conducted by Franklin Tomorrow in its nine topic areas — Business, Community Character, Education, Environment, Government, Growth & Development, Housing, Recreation, and Transportation — found a need to include the health and well-being of our community, leading to this project.

Let’s Get Fit

Franklin Tomorrow is proud to launch its community co-operative initiative, Get Fit Franklin, thanks to the support of their founding partner, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and other partners, including the City of Franklin. This project is designed to encourage residents to take the first steps to a healthier, more active community by stepping out their front door. Participants, who register for the program, will receive t-shirts and other promotional materials as part of the program.

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Let’s Get Started

Get Fit Franklin quarterly event Sept. 27 at Johnson Elementary

Mayor Ken Moore to be on hand

The quarterly event for Get Fit Franklin, presented by Franklin Tomorrow, CIty of Franklin, and Vanderbilt Health, will be Saturday, Sept. 27, 9-11 a.m., at Johnson Elementary.

Registration for new and returning attendees can be found at www.getfitfranklinsept2014.eventbrite.com

Come and work out with Mrs. Tennessee Stephanie Webb of Williamson County, as well as a host of other local fitness instructors.

The class from the Franklin Special School District with the highest level of participation — students, parents, and friends — will receive a special surprise from Get Fit Franklin and Franklin Tomorrow!

Mrs. Tennessee Stephanie Webb is a mother of three and beyond the pageant arena, is a successful Realtor, previous Zumba instructor for an NBC Biggest Loser-affiliated camp and community leader at her church and at schools and camps across Tennessee and Kentucky. Stephanie was recently featured in the Tennessee State Museum’s #NashvilleSelfie exhibit to promote diversity in Music City.

Get Fit Franklin encourages individuals and families to take the first step to fitness by stepping out their front door for a walk or to enjoy an hour of exercise at least three times per week.

Those who sign up for the program through the www.getfitfranklintn.org Website receive a t-shirt, pedometer, and other materials. Those attending the Sept. 27 event will have a chance to win one of two FitBits, courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Vendors will be set up on site that day, along with representatives from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Franklin Fire and Police Departments, Williamson Medical Center Emergency Medical Service, Franklin YMCA, Williamson County Health Department, TENNderCare, along with a variety of other vendors and exhibitors.

 

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Let’s Get Walking

 

We all know the health benefits of walking, not only will you feel and look better, but things like lowering your blood pressure, your blood sugar levels, plus dropping a few pounds, should help  get you off the couch and out with others trying to accomplish the same things.

We will provide you the tools you need to get started and keep going on a healthy walking program.

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.

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