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Archive for January, 2016

Fayetteville Bucket List

Whether you’ve lived in Fayetteville your whole life, moved here recently or are just passing through, there are so many iconic spots to visit during your time in the area. Here are a few of our favorite places from historic landmarks to must-see museum exhibits:

  • The Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a natural beauty situated on an impressive 80 acres just two miles from downtown Fayetteville. Highlights include Camellia, Daylilly and Shade Gardens, Butterfly Stroll and Children’s Garden and the Heritage Garden featuring 1886 agricultural structures and a homestead.
  • The Airborne & Special Operations Museum recounts the actions of heroic soldiers with displays dating back to 1940 and World War II with the conception of the U.S. Army Parachute Test Platoon.
  • J.P. Riddle Stadium is home to our local summer collegiate baseball league team, the Fayetteville Swamp Dogs! The ballpark has a capacity of 2,500 to 5,000 people and opened in 1987.
  • The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex includes the iconic 1897 Poe House, two floors of museum exhibits and Arsenal Park. Make sure to check the event calendar for special happenings throughout the year!

Add going to one of these places to your Fayetteville bucket list and let us know what you think!

Fitness in Fayetteville

Every year, a top New Year’s resolution for many is to lose weight or become healthier overall. It can often be a daunting task, but the good news is Fayetteville’s first Planet Fitness is here to help you stick to your goal this year! The gym located in Marketfair is the fastest-growing full size health club franchise in the United States, providing fitness enthusiasts with a combination of low prices and a friendly, hassle-free environment.

Get to work on those 2016 fitness goals at Planet Fitness with these quick tips:

  1. Never miss a Monday: Don’t just think you’ll workout tomorrow, workout today! It’s a great way to start the week, keep your fitness goals on track and help you recover from any weekend indulgences.
  2. Eat green: Fries and cardio don’t mix! To get in the healthy mindset all day long, replenish your body with nutrient-rich foods after a morning workout. Your brain will thank you at 2 p.m.
  3. Find a fitness buddy: Having someone to workout with and encourage you to reach your goals keeps you more accountable! Create a schedule that works for you and a friend, and then make sure you both stick to it!

The Fayetteville Planet Fitness has a grand opening sale going on through Jan. 29 where you can get a super affordable $10 monthly membership. For more workout advice, ask the helpful trainers at Planet Fitness during your next visit!