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Gates to Open at 7:00 a.m. Fridays in May & September for Guests to Exercise the Body and Spirit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cheekwood is opening its gates early in May and September this year for Fitness Fridays. Visitors can try a garden circuit blast or Tai Chi with instructors from the Green Hills YMCA. For moms (and dads) looking to include the little ones in their workouts, a stroller stride up and down the paved driveways or in the garden is a perfect way to get arms and legs in shape. For those more interested in working out their mind along with their body, grab your mat and join a yoga class in the Gardens, also led by certified instructors from the Green Hills YMCA.

“Fitness Fridays is another wonderful way to enjoy Cheekwood,” says Anna Chappell, Cheekwood’s Public Programs Coordinator. “We’re opening our gates early so members and guests can exercise their body AND their spirit in and around our beautiful Gardens.”

A wide variety of workout activities is being offered with start times to suit most any schedule.

• Gates open at 7:00 a.m.
• 7:30 a.m. Yoga in the Gardens led by certified trainers from the Green Hills YMCA
• 8:30 a.m. Garden Circuit Blast led by certified trainers from the Green Hills YMCA
• 9:30 a.m. Tai Chi in the Japanese Garden led by certified trainers from the Green Hills YMCA
• 9:30 a.m. Stroller Strides will lead a vigorous workout for moms (and dads) up and down our paved driveways and in the garden.

Fitness Fridays are free to members. Regular gate admission applies for non-members.

About Cheekwood
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Our mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.

Cheekwood presents world-class art exhibitions, showcases breathtaking gardens, and offers education programs and seasonal festivals to school children and families as well as to the citizens of Nashville and its visitors. Its attendance and membership have dramatically increased in recent years, and the institution has become an increasingly accessible and relevant place in the Nashville community. In 2013, Cheekwood welcomed over 300,000 visitors, making us one of the city’s top cultural attractions, with approximately 12,000 member households.

Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville, 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday nights May – October, open until 10 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, seniors $12 and children 3-17 are $7. Parking is $3 per car. For further information call 615-356-8000 or visit

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