Get off on the right foot with the Get Healthy Walking Club!
Everyone knows good nutrition, routine checkups and regular exercise are important to a healthy lifestyle. If you have decided it’s time to make wellness your top priority, sixbellscommunitiesfirst is here to help.
There are many forms of exercise, but the simplest, least expensive and most accessible is walking. To get on the path to good health, sixbellscommunitiesfirst encourages Kentuckiana residents age 18 and older to join its free Get Healthy Walking Club, a walking program for adults of all fitness levels.
Join the Get Healthy Walking Club, and sixbellscommunitiesfirst will send you a Best Foot Forward Kit and notify you of activities to help you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Membership also provides special access to walking paths at area malls, parks and the Louisville Zoo.
Best Foot Forward Kit, including a Get Healthy Walking Club T-shirt, pedometer and membership card
Invitations to Get Healthy Walking Club activities, such as exercise and cooking demonstrations, as well as heart-healthy lifestyle screenings
Free subscription to Get Healthy, a quarterly magazine that includes a calendar of local health and wellness events
Special invitations to Norton Healthcare-sponsored screenings and activities
Invitation-only group walks at area parks and the Louisville Zoo
Free admission to the Louisville Zoo during scheduled walking hours
$5 off any new membership to the Louisville Zoo
For a safe, climate-controlled environment, Get Healthy Walking Club members are welcome at area malls and the Louisville Zoo during special hours, including:
Jefferson Mall opens at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. The Norton Healthcare Get Healthy Walking Club path is nearly three-quarters of a mile per lap.
Louisville Zoo is open to Get Healthy Walking Club members March 1 – October 30 Monday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; Twilight Hours June-July: Thursday and Friday 5-7 p.m. (exit by 8 p.m.) Download map.
Participants must have their Get Healthy Walking Club membership card for admission during these times.
The 1.1 mile long Zoo Walkers’ loop at the Louisville Zoo is a hard-surface walk through the animal exhibits that combines flat areas and hills with the sights and sounds of the zoo for a challenging twist on the traditional “weekend stroll.” Directional signs keep walkers on track and provide special health tips along the way.
Get Healthy Walking Club members receive a 10 percent discount on zoo admission for guests during twilight hours. Members also receive invitations to special activities and screenings at the zoo, as well as access to all the activities featured in Get Healthy magazine’s calendar of events.
Attention parents and grandparents! Infants and toddlers in strollers are welcome to accompany members of the Get Healthy Walking Club during morning and twilight walking hours.
For a little fresh air and sunshine, there’s nothing better than a walk in the park. Shively Park and Leeds Park — both in the city of Shively, just five minutes from Louisville — became the first official Get Healthy Walking Club Path Walkers’ locations. They offer half-mile and shorter walking paths. These parks offer other amenities, such as picnic pavilions, tennis courts, a ball field and playground equipment. Shively Park also features a regulation-size basketball court.