By Amy Berg, Staff Writer
The Mayo Clinic reports: “Exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever. Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries.”
That was a big part of Connie Lund’s choice to open the Franklin Wellness Center. The Grand Opening was this past weekend on November 8 and 9. It is located on Franklin’s Main Street next to the Franklin State Bank.
Lund’s positive attitude shines through when she discusses the possibilities of the Franklin Wellness Center and what she hopes it will bring to the community. She stressed the “wellness” portion of the facility’s name.
“You can’t just focus on fitness in a small town,” Lund said. “That’s just not going to work because everyone needs something different.”
Lund’s vision for the Franklin Wellness Center includes it being a place of activity, community, inspiration, and improvement, in addition to it being a place to work out.
She mentioned that the intimidating atmosphere that other gyms can have will be absent from the Franklin Wellness Center.
“That’s why I chose not to use the word “gym” in the title,” she said. “I’m looking for those who want to maintain or find overall wellness with fitness.”
People who have never been to a gym before are especially encouraged by Lund to try their hand at Franklin Wellness Center.
“Right after you sign up, you will be trained on how to use the different machines,” Lund said.
For complete story see print edition