Need that extra push to get into a steady exercise routine?
Community members are invited to stop by the park to try out the Yoga, Zumba, Cross Fit or ClubJam exercise programs.
The Field Day is part of the community's larger Fit City initiative, which aims to make Kennesaw the most active city around. City Council member and Fit City organizer Cris Eaton-Welsh said 600 people showed up to the initiative's kick-off event in February, which is double the number that was expected.
Eaton-Welsh said the initiative has gotten off to a great start, having connected community members through fitness. Coming up, the Kennesaw Grand Prix series of 5k races kicks off with the Swift-Cantrell Classic on May 12.
Eaton-Welsh said the city's road races encourage community fitness without burdening city tax payers. "Not only do the road races make money, we actually pay a $2000 fee associated with any labor," she said.
Eaton-Welsh, who is an active runner, suggested the following training regiment in preparing for a 5k race. "Run for 30 seconds, walk for four and a half minutes. Run for one minute, walk for four minutes," she said. "Incrementally, then you reach that threshold."
Other Fit City plans are in the works due to connections with a number of community partners, including the Atlanta Hawks, the Lt. Governor's Office and more, she said.
Fit City Field Day, Saturday, March 24
10 to 10:45 a.m. Yoga. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.
11 to 11:45 a.m. Zumba.
12 to 12:45 p.m. CrossFit.
1 to 1:45 p.m. Club Jam.
1 to 1:45 p.m. Youth Agility. For kids only.
Participants are asked to dress appropriately and bring a water bottle. Drinks and healthy snacks will also be available for purchase.