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Get Moving this May

Warm weather is here, which means it’s the perfect time to get outside and get moving! There are tons of spots throughout Fayetteville to enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise in. Below we have listed some favorite local trails and parks for a stroll, jog or picnic this month.

  • Cape Fear River Trail: This paved path reaches about 5.3 miles one way and is perfect for a walk, jog or bicycle ride. Enjoy a look at wildlife along this trail that offers more than 700 species of plants and trees.
  • Bayard Clark Park & Nature Center: This second largest regional park is an ideal spot for an afternoon picnic. There is never a dull moment here as the Nature Center offers fun programs for individuals and families, like nature story time and a bird appreciation walking group.
  • Riverside Dog Park: Take your furry friend out for some exercise at this dog-friendly spot. The location is open every day from dawn to dusk.
  • North Carolina Veterans Park: Explore downtown and take a stroll through the first park dedicated to military veterans in the state. This spot memorializes veterans from over 100 North Carolina counties from all branches of the Armed Services.

If you’re looking for a way to get involved in the community while spending time outdoors, check out the volunteer program for the Fayetteville-Cumberland County Parks & Recreation department!

Opening this Month: Kids In Sports

Don’t miss the grand opening of North Carolina’s first Kids In Sports location, right here at Marketfair shopping center! A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held tomorrow and the official grand opening is this Saturday, Sept. 17.

Kids In Sports teaches children ages 12 months to 12 years sports fundamentals in a safe, fun, friendly and supportive environment. The educational youth sports program aims to make a difference in the community and future generations by helping youth develop those type of skills that lead to long-term success in life.

All of its multi-sport or sport-specific classes are designed to offer a combined learning experience that engages a child’s mind as well as their bodies – meaning youth of all ages in the Fayetteville community will be able to develop not only athletic abilities, but also everyday skills such as respect and communication.

No matter if your child is just starting to learn a new sport or looking to develop their competitive skills further, there is a Kids In Sports program for children of all ages and levels. Stay in the loop on Kids In Sports updates and more new business coming to the plaza here!

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!