Get Fit, Franklin County

Get Fit, Franklin County is a movement; a call to action to get moving!

According to the 2018-2019 Community Health Needs Assessment, only 20% of our County’s residents reported having exercised for 30 minutes, 5 days per week. Our goal is to increase that number.

We encourage all community members to adopt more active lifestyles for healthier lives. Any increase in physical activity is a step towards a healthier you!

What are the benefits of physical activity?

It can help adults and children feel better right away!

Boost your mood

Sharpen your focus

Reduce your stress

Improve your sleep

Physical activity has lots of long-term health benefits for adults. It can:

  • Reduce risk of dementia, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers - including breast and lung cancer
  • Help manage chronic conditions, like diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Ease symptoms of arthritis, anxiety, and depression

Physical activity has big benefits for kids, too. It can:

  • Help them stay healthy as they get older
  • Build their muscle and bone strength
  • Improve their mood and sleep
  • Boost their grades in school

So get more active --- and start feeling better today.

How much activity do adults need?

Moderate-intensity aerobic activity

Anything that gets your heart beating faster counts.

at least

150
minutes a week

If you step it up to vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, aim for 75 minutes a week.

How much activity do kids need?

Moderate-intensity aerobic activity

Anything that gets your heart beating faster counts.

at least

60
minutes every day

At least 3 days a week, encourage your kids to step up to vigorous-intensity aerobic activity.

Check out the following tools and resources to learn more on how and where you can get more activity in Franklin County!


National Move Your Way Campaign

The Move Your Way campaign provides tools, videos, and facts that make it easier to get a little more active. Learn more about the importance of moving your way.

Resources in Spanish


Move Your Way Resources for Special Populations

This page provides activity resources for specific groups, including older adults, people with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, and those with disabilities.

Resources in Spanish


Move Your Way Franklin County

The Healthy Franklin County Nutrition, Physical Activity and Weight Status Task Force has created a new guide which features local walking routes and tips to help improve your health and well-being.
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Franklin County Recreational Facilities Map

Have you checked out all the recreational assets that Franklin County has to offer? Explore our interactive map to find local parks, trails, gyms, and recreation centers near you!


Let's Play in Franklin County Guide

View this inventory of free and low-cost physical activity opportunities for youth in Franklin County.


Get Healthy Now

Provided by WellSpan Health, this 6-week program will help you develop a healthier lifestyle. Using a combination of wearable fitness technology (such as FitBit) and supportive group sessions, learn strategies to help you improve your health. Like their Facebook page to follow updates: WellSpan Health Get Healthy Now or visit wellspan.org/events.


Prevent T2 Diabetes Prevention Program (FREE)

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a proven program to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Visit wellspan.org/events.


Winter STREAK

The Winter STREAK Wellness Program is a FREE 12-week community program designed to promote wellness by encouraging participants to increase physical activity, eat healthy and reduce stress. The resources can be used year-round.


Worksite Wellness Resources

Many adults spend half their waking hours at work. Regardless of size, resources, setting, and type, all worksites can play a big role in supporting employees to increase physical activity during the workday to feel their best. This page houses resources for worksites with ideas on how to implement and measure policies and initiatives that support increased physical activity and overall wellness.


Workout to Go

Need a workout to go? The National Institutes of Health provides you with a sample exercise routine anyone can do right at home. Pair this exercise routine with 10 to 15 minutes of walking and you will get a great workout for the day!


Healthy Franklin County Event Calendar

There are a variety of health and wellness events and programs available in Franklin County. Make sure to check out the Healthy Franklin County events calendar.