Health Adventure returns to Smithville

Health Adventure is back with more free classes

SMITHVILLE – The Community Health Adventure is back for its second-annual event. The 2018 installment will feature a variety of healthy activities for all ages and skill levels.

“The DeKalb Community Health Adventure focuses on physical and emotional health, while breaking down potential financial or mental barriers to try something new,” said Shan Burklow, Regional Community Relations for Saint Thomas Health. “Oftentimes, when making a decision to try a new healthy activity, sign up for an exercise class, or learn a new skill; we make excuses. Time, money, lack of energy, or even lack of opportunity are at the top of that list.

“This program, available through a partnership with Tennessee Three Star, Saint Thomas DeKalb, and the DeKalb Prevention Coalition, help to make many of those reasons obsolete,” Burklow added. “The Community Health Adventure has created programs for children to senior adults that are offered completely free of charge to anyone living in DeKalb County. We urge anyone interested in trying any of these classes to sign up quickly, as limited space is available. Our goal is to improve the health of our community, one person at a time.”

The following free classes will be offered at no cost from now until May 31:


  • Gentle Yoga 9 a.m. (No reservation needed.)
  • Family Style Karate Class: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Call Doug Ross at (931) 418-6220 for more information.
  • Level 1-2 yoga from 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. (No reservations needed.)


  • Watercolor Classes at DeKalb County Complex Art Room 10 a.m. Call Justin Potter Library for reservation information at (615) 597-4359.
  • Gentle Yoga from  4 p.m. – 5 p.m. (No reservation needed.)
  • Family Style Karate Class from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Call Doug Ross at (931) 418-6220 for more information.
  • Level 1-2 yoga: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (No reservation needed.)


  • Level 2-3 Advanced Yoga Class: 8:30 a.m. (No reservation is needed. However, advanced training is required.)


  • Family Style Karate Class from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
  • To schedule special needs yoga for children and adults with disabilities, call Amy Schwartz at (615) 418-6220.
  • Call Doug Ross at (931) 418-6220 to schedule special needs karate for children and adults with disabilities.
  • Center Hill Crossfit for beginners will begin Apr. 2 at 2580 Nashville Hwy, Smithville. Call (931) 239-5948 to make reservations.

“What our athletes gain through their training at Center Hill CrossFit goes beyond what can be measured by a weight on a bar or a mile time; it’s not just physical’s growth on the inside, as well,” said co-owner Caroline Cantrell. “We have three words that are proudly represented at our gym: faith, strength, and community. Our faith-based community sets us apart from other realms of the fitness world. For many, it is an outlet, a home away from home.

“The CrossFit community includes people committed to a common goal of continual self-improvement while simultaneously bringing out the best in others. There many ways to explain what CrossFit is, but only one way to understand it (and) experience it. We urge anyone interested in trying CrossFit for the first time, to come out and see what it is all about!”

Classes are located at 2580 Nashville Hwy. in Smithville unless otherwise specified.

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