As the new year approaches, and resolutions begin to creep into our lives once again, it's important to have a support system to achieve your goals. For those who want to get into shape, eat healthier, and have fun, we have a few tips tp help you have a wonderful fitcation with us here in Cookeville, Tennessee. You'll go home feeling stronger, more motivated, and refreshed.
Though you'll hear about a variety of diets and fads when you research what to eat to get fit, the most important thing to know is that everyone is different. But, you can eat lean and responsibly. If you find yourself in the area, we have many restaurants with nutritious choices. Since protein is a major factor in getting your metabolism going, check out Buffalo Brew Coffee House for their protein shakes or check out Poets, where you can get an acai bowl, turkey avocado, or a pesto turkey wrap, among other things. With more than 150 restaurants to choose from, you can also find good eats at places like BackRoom Bistro, Seven Senses, or Char Steak Lounge. Fitness doesn't mean missing out on splurges, so get a scoop at Cream City Ice Cream or a donut at Ralph's before you get physical.
Get your blood pumping with a workout at CrossFit Mayhem. Train at any level here at a gym owned by the "Fittest Man in History," Rich Froning. He's won the Reebok CrossFit Games four consecutive times, and four times with his Cookeville-based team, Mayhem Freedom.
"In the CrossFit Universe, Mayhem is a bucket list visit." says Rory McKernan, Vice President of Business Development; Athlete Representative at Rich Froning Fitness, LLC. " Visitors can drop in on group classes, find their new favorite gear and apparel from Mayhem Nation, Froning Farms and Rich's partner brands, and try to catch a glimpse of the World's Fittest Athletes training hard. Whether or not you're in the mood for exercise, Tennessee-brewed coffee, local food and great conversation are always in heavy supply at our onsite coffee shop, Buffalo Brew."
You can also find a variety of barre classes at Rising Barre Studio or spin classes at Spin City Studio. You can also check out the amazing views around Cookeville when you find a hiking trail that interests you. Choose from Bee Rock Overlook, Pickett State Park, or Window Cliffs. For a full review of a hiking excursion, read how to plan your hiking trip here. You can ride a bike, walk, run, or hike your way to your fitness goals. To mimic Froning's own adventures, you can cycle Phifer Mountain: just rent a bike from Caney Fork Cycles and follow his path laid out here.
After any good amount of exertion, you need to rest your body, soul, and mind. One way to recover is to check out the local med spas, Fire and Ice Cyro and Eden on Broad. For boosting your hydration, visit The Turnaround Juice Bar. They offer a 3-day juice fast, power shots, smoothies, raw juice (kale yeah!), wraps, and more. If you love craft beer, you can also grab a cold "Skinny Bikini" brew at Red Silo Brewing Company. Local events may catch your eye and are a great way to rest and relax; drive-thru light shows in the cold and movies in the park for the warmer days. For peaceful, unique overnight experiences, check out our lodging options for your choice of cabin, cottage, and hotels.
Now that you've had a full experience in Cookeville, Tennessee, you can feel good about keeping those New Year's resolutions for 2021. Remember to stay safe, clean workout equipment, remain social distanced, and interact with businesses following state guidelines etc. We know you'll have a very "fitting" fication here with us.