It’s perfect for those who’ve been a little intimidated by workout programs in the past. Here are some tips to make your walking program a success: Before you start walking regularly, talk to your doctor — especially if you have a health condition or have not...Read More
If you want to join a walking group, friends, co-workers or neighbors are a great place to start. Think about starting a group at work, use your lunchtime to get out and exercise. Invite others to learn more, through social media, flyers and email Start by yourself if you...Read More
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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.
Get Fit Franklin will have quarterly events, in an effort to attract new people and keep those that have registered involved. Our second event of the year will be Thursday, May 9, at the McKay’s Mill Clubhouse, 1215 Habersham Way, Franklin, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This event is open to the public and previously registered Get Fit Franklin participants and will feature a kid’s obstacle course, fitness demonstrations, wellness class information, and the chance to win passes to the Williamson County Parks & Recreation facilities and other health-related door prizes.
RSVP for the upcoming event May 9.
If you would like to be part of Get Fit Franklin, you can register here;
Getting started From BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Walking is a simple, flexible and cost-effective way to exercise. And it’s perfect for those who’ve been a little intimidated by workout programs in the past. Here are some tips to make your walking program a success: Before you start walking regularly, talk to your doctor — especially if you have a health condition or have not exercised for some time.Read more
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.