Get Fit Franklin

Get Fit Franklin

The Get Fit Franklin project, presented by Franklin Tomorrow and founding partner BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, will hold its quarterly event on Saturday, May 3, at Westhaven Town Center, 1001 Westhaven Blvd., from 9-11 a.m.

Join us at 9 a.m. to visit area fitness vendors and organizations, participate in workout demonstrations, and register for door prizes. To register, go to http://www.planetReg.com/getfitfranklinMay3.

There is no cost to participate in Get Fit Franklin and groups of all sizes and ages are welcome. Participants who have already registered for the program and received their t-shirts and pedometers will receive another special gift. New participants are welcome and will receive a special bag designed to get them started.

Among the organizations set to participate as vendors are Quest Fitness, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Vanderbilt Health, Aegis Healthcare, Mercy Community Healthcare, Elements Massage, the Wiliamson County Health Department and several others.

Vanderbilt Health is the sponsor of Get Fit Franklin’s quarterly events.

An added benefit for participants and new registrants in Get Fit Franklin is Aegis Health Group, in conjunction with Mercy Community Healthcare, Westhaven, and Franklin Tomorrow,

on May 3 will be offering free, confidential health surveys coupled with biometric health screenings to event attendees

that will only take about 10 minutes to complete. Due to time limitations, the screenings will be limited to the first 75 participants present that day.

Those who were screened at the March 1 Get Fit Franklin event are not eligible for rescreening at this time.

Through OneCommunity, an online health portal offered by Aegis Health Group, participants can then view their personal health report. OneCommunity offers a password-protected view to their personal health profile including health risks and customized content outlining areas for improvement with recommended activities to achieve better health.

Participants will have access to their personalized Website on OneCommunity that also enables them to track and monitor their health habits, like diet and exercise activities, for one year.

“We are all about using online convenience to help individuals get healthy and making engagement with their healthcare providers easy,” said Bill Walker, chief technology officer of Aegis Health Group, headquartered in Brentwood.

Aegis Health Group has assisted hundreds of hospitals with business development strategies for 25 years. Its award-winning Population Health Management solutions grow hospital market share by engaging with local consumers and employers in the communities they serve. For more information go to www.AegisGroup.com.

Mercy Community Healthcare is located in the Williamson Square Shopping Center located at 1113 Murfreesboro Road in Franklin. Providing quality and compassionate healthcare to both the insured and uninsured in Williamson and surrounding counties with a focus on Pediatrics, Adult Primary Care and Integrated Mental & Behavioral Health Services. More information can be found at www.mercycommunityhealthcare.org.

Get Fit Franklin, through its Web site and other means, provide residents with pre-measured and marked walking routes in an effort to increase the level of physical activity among the city’s residents. All routes utilize existing sidewalk networks, which will focus attention on where connectivity exists in the city, but also where sidewalks and connectivity are lacking.

New participants can pick up their registration packet, which includes a Get Fit Franklin t-shirt, pedometer provided by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and a lanyard to identify you as part of the program. Additional items in the registration bag include health and wellness information from Vanderbilt Health and other area fitness and healthcare organizations.

Those already registered for Get Fit Franklin will receive a goody bag as well and all attendees will be eligible for giveaways and door prizes!

Bring the whole family! T-shirts are available in adult and youth sizes!

Get Fit Franklin, through its Web site and other means, provide residents with pre-measured and marked walking routes in an effort to increase the level of physical activity among the city’s residents. All routes utilize existing sidewalk networks, which will focus attention on where connectivity exists in the city, but also where sidewalks and connectivity are lacking.

Franklin Tomorrow is a non-profit community visioning nonprofit which has as its mission to engage the community, foster collaboration, and advocate for a shared vision for the future of Franklin that includes a vibrant economy, great people, distinct character, and robust neighborhoods. For more information, contact Mindy Tate, Franklin Tomorrow executive director, at 794-0998 or mindy@franklintomorrow.org.

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