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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.
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.
Franklin Tomorrow’s Get Fit Franklin project is joining forces with Walk Across Williamson to hold its quarterly event on Saturday, March 1, at Pinkerton Park, from 9-10:30 a.m.
Get Fit Franklin, presented with founding partner BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, is a distance walking project designed to encourage residents to take the first steps to a healthier, more active community by stepping out their front door.
Vanderbilt Health is the sponsor of quarterly Get Fit Franklin events. To sign up for the event, go to www.getfitfranklintn2014.eventbrite.com.
During the March 1 event at Pinkerton Park, attendees can also register for Walk Across Williamson, a collaborative effort between the Williamson County Health Council, Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District.
Along with community members, teachers, parents and children in schools throughout Williamson County will log the number of minutes they are active every day during the month of March. Schools that record the most participants and minutes of activity are eligible for grants provided by Coordinated School Health Programs in each district.
An added benefit for participants and new registrants in Get Fit Franklin is Aegis Health Group, in conjunction with Mercy Community Healthcare, on March 1 will be offering free, confidential health surveys coupled with biometric health screenings to event attendees that will only take about 10 minutes to complete.
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.