Need that extra push to get into a steady exercise routine?
The City of Kennesaw and Big Peach Running Company are holding a free Fit City Field Day on Saturday at featuring 45-minute sample classes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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 , 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 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 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.