Mississippi’s most walkable neighborhood provides real benefits to health and wellness, with tree-lined green spaces and broad sidewalks making getting outside a part of our Downtown lifestyle.
Regular physical activity is essential to health and longevity, as well as concentration and overall mood. There are many health benefits of related to simply being outside in a fresh environment, but a walk or run through the Downtown neighborhood is free, doesn’t require any special equipment, and can be done alone or with a group of friends. Walking 17 blocks is approximately one mile, and is especially enjoyable with Downtown Jackson’s beautiful architecture and historic sites along your route.
For a structured approach to exercise, our friends at Downtown Fitness can help you achieve your goals. The center offers total-body-toning boot camps, indoor cycling, low-impact/high-output cardio machines complete with integrated TVs, and more. Personal trainers and exercise experts are available to structure a target plan for your personal, specific goals. Downtown Fitness is powered by Baptist Health Systems, and can be reached using the contact information listed above.
Whether you are taking a walk on your afternoon break, training on your own in one our beautiful parks, shooting some hoops, or taking a spin class at the gym, Downtown hosts a number of options and activities to keep you healthy and feeling your best!