CHEEKWOOD ANNOUNCES 3rd ANNUAL FITNESS FRIDAYS
Gates to Open at 7:00 a.m. Fridays in June & July for Guests to Exercise the Body and Spirit
Cheekwood is opening its gates early in June and July this year for Fitness Fridays. Visitors can take a hike along Cheekwood’s beautiful Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail, stopping to do some extra exercises along the way. For moms (and dads) looking to include the little ones in their workouts, a stroller stride up and down the paved driveways or in the garden is a perfect way to get arms and legs in shape. For those more interested in working out their mind along with their body, grab your mat and join a yoga class in the Gardens.
“Fitness Fridays are another wonderful way to enjoy Cheekwood,” says Hillary Steinwinder, Cheekwood’s Vice President of Education and Public Programs. “We’re opening our gates early so members and guests can beat the heat and exercise their body AND their spirit in and around our beautiful Gardens.”
A wide variety of workout activities is being offered with start times to suit most any schedule.
• 7:30 a.m Yoga in the Gardens led by certified trainers from the Green Hills YMCA
• 8:30 a.m. Sculpture Trail Hike—a mile-long hike through the Carell Woodland Sculpture led by certified trainers from the Green Hills YMCA
• 9:30 a.m. Stroller Strides will lead a vigorous workout for moms (and dads) up and down our paved driveways and in the garden.
• Gates open at 7:00 a.m.
Fitness Fridays are free to members. Regular gate admission applies for non-members.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Our mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville, 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville. Open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, seniors $10 and children 3-17 are $5. Parking is $3 per car. Admission during Bruce Munro LIGHT Nights (Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays, May 24 - November 10) will be $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for children 3-17, and $5 for Cheekwood members. For further information call 615-356-8000 or visit www.cheekwood.org.