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Walk Across Sumner - You Can Do It!

Baby, it’s cold outside and we know the absolute last place you want to walk or run in preparation for the Walk Across Sumner Super Hero 5K is outside in the freezing temperatures.

All across the county, there are a plethora of different types of facilities you can bring the whole family and spend some time bonding while getting your exercise in. If you prefer to walk on your church’s indoor track, that is an excellent way to get your recommended minimum of 2.5 hours of exercise in a week. Ask your local church for information regarding their monthly and annual fees.

However, if you are the treadmill or elliptical machine enthuse; Anytime Fitness, Workout Anytime and Gallatin’s own Civic Center which includes amenities such as after school classes for kids, a swimming pool AND you can pay just $1 a day to use the indoor track.

Sumner County YMCA is an incredible family-oriented facility as well and offers a variety of classes for the group fitness fanatic. Gold’s Gym and Planet Fitness are also options located near Indian Lake and offer a multitude of ways for you to keep those New Year’s Resolutions going strong! Studies have found only 10 percent of those who sign up for a gym membership as a New Year’s Resolution continually go throughout the year.

If you cannot see yourself frequenting a gym but can withstand the artic-like temperatures, each city has gorgeous parks with outdoor walking/running trails; this is also a SUPER idea for when the spring starts rolling in to prepare for our Super Hero 5k on April 6.

From Drakes Creek Park to Veterans Park in Hendersonville, Triple Creek Park to Lock 4 Park in Gallatin or Richland Park to Meadowbrook Park in Portland, there is no shortage of opportunities to get outside and get active. You can bring your four-legged, furry companion to the dog parks or you can bring your hockey sticks to the inline hockey rinks.

Thanks to the parks and recreation departments in Sumner County, there is something for everyone with miles of beautiful, green trails and enticing recreational programs.  You can also track your progress with HealthyParksTN.com and earn additional awards for each mile logged! Now that is a SUPER idea from Healthy Parks, Healthy Person. Visit healthysumner.com for more info.

Submitted by the Sumner County Health Committee (via The Gallatin News)