First Row House in Tennessee to Open in Franklin

Offering members low-impact, high-energy workouts!

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Music City Yoga Festival to Take Place on February 15th

WHAT: Small World Yoga will be hosting its annual Music City Yoga Festival Presented By GoNoodle on Saturday, February 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. by bringing together the region’s top yoga instructors and wellness experts for a day of self-care and community that features live music, diverse vendors, food trucks and local businesses. Attendees have the opportunity to take yoga classes throughout the day from a robust line-up of local and national yoga teachers. This event is open to all ages and yoga levels. Tickets are available online for $50 at or at the door the day of the festival for $65.

All proceeds from the event support Small World Yoga, a Nashville nonprofit inspiring growth, connection, and possibility through yoga across Middle Tennessee. Serving an average of 2,000 students per month, Small World Yoga has over 140 certified teachers helping to increase access to the physical and mental benefits of yoga. Classes are offered in more than 100 outreach locations throughout Music City, including Room in the Inn, the Davidson County Correctional Facility and The Next Door.

WHERE: Rocketown, 601 4th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37210

COST: $50 for General Admission; Food and beverage vendors will be available for individual purchases, as well as various retail vendors in the Festival Marketplace.


9:00 a.m. – Registration opens
10:00 a.m. – Welcome and Meditation, Brooke Widmer (Small World Yoga)
10:10 a.m. – Powerful Vinyasa with Cindy Lunsford (Yogasoul) and Amanda Bell (Bend and Zen Hot Yoga)
11:15 a.m. – Standing 26 with Nora Shabayek (Fahrenheit Yoga) and Madison Blackwell-Dotson (Madison Ryan Yoga)
12:10 p.m. – Vinyasa Flow with Emily Wilterdink (Life Time Athletic – Franklin) and Kristin Gore (FreeBird Fitness)
12:55 p.m. – Mission Moment: Connecting People, Creating Community with Liz Veyhl (Small World Yoga)
1:15 p.m. – Bootcamp with Derrick T. Billups Jr. (City Fit Concierge) and Lindsey Hahn (Burn Boot Camp – Bellevue)
2:10 p.m. – Cacao Bliss Flow with Debbie Williamson and Kellie Lin Knott (Wild Kauai Chocolate)
3:05 p.m. – Yin Yoga with Liz Stewart (Sanctuary For Yoga, Body & Spirit) and Ashley Brooke James (TRILUNA Wellness)
3:55 p.m. – Namaste

 For more information on the Music City Yoga Festival, or to purchase tickets, visit or the festival page on


Small World Yoga is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and accessibility to yoga. Small World Yoga’s mission is to inspire growth, connection and possibility by increasing access to yoga. The organization connects yoga teachers to areas of the Nashville community that have limited access to yoga. Currently, Small World Yoga is sharing yoga in over 60 locations throughout Nashville including children and adults in low income neighborhoods, homeless families, cancer patients and caregivers, women in recovery from domestic violence or drug & alcohol abuse and many more underserved populations. More information is available at


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Community Options to Host Annual Cupid’s Chase 5K at Shelby Park

The annual Cupid’s Chase 5K is back!

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AVP America to Debut First National Grass Championships in Nashville

The AVP America debut is coming to Nashville!

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Nashville’s First Recycled Outdoor-Clothing Shop Opening In East Nashville

Oct 1, 2019 | East Nashville, TN – On Saturday, October 5 from noon to 6:00 p.m., Orbital Outdoors will host the grand opening of its brick and mortar store at the Shoppes on Fatherland in Five Points. The store will feature upcycled outdoor-centric clothing and gear, ranging from National Parks memorabilia to vintage Patagonia, the North Face and other outdoor brands. The owners, Mark and Kelsey, want to inspire Nashvillians to get outside, and look good doing it.


Kelsey Silverstein and Mark Donoher live in East Nashville with their three dogs Maddie, Ollie and Rocky. Their journey together began when they met in Savannah, Georgia six years ago. Mark and Kelsey took a year-long road trip to climb and mountain bike their way across the U.S.

Their cross-country trek started in a Subaru with a homemade trailer attached, and they eventually upgraded to a van. To sustain their trip financially, they scoured the nation’s thrift stores along the way and sold the best pieces of clothing they found on Ebay. Mark and Kelsey eventually ended up in Nashville and got married. Mark also founded and runs Orbital Climbing, LLC, a company that specializes in homemade skincare remedies for climbers, aptly named Boulder Balm. They are passionate about environmental conservation and are motivated to inspire others to take steps to mitigate their environmental impact. Boulder Balm is handmade with sustainable materials by Mark, and Kelsey procures all items sold at Orbital Outdoors.

The store mural was created by Clare Horne of AMARANT ART & DESIGN.

For more information and updates on Orbital Outdoors please visit or follow along on Instagram and Facebook.

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Ben Lankford

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Boutique Fitness Studio barre3 Opens in Brentwood

Everyone’s first barre3 class is FREE September 20 – October 20

Sept 26, 2019 | BRENTWOOD, TN – Barre3, a global network of studios and the innovative leader of the barre fitness movement, will open its newest location in the Brentwood, Tennessee area this Friday, Sept. 20 at 4908 Thoroughbred Ln. To celebrate the barre3 Brentwood opening, Co-Owners Jessie Ganick and Francie Corcoran will be offering everyone’s first class for free throughout the grand opening month.

Since launching in 2008, barre3 has grown to over 140 studios around the globe, building a worldwide community of fiercely loyal fans who are inspired by healthy, balanced living and captivated by the full-body workouts in studios and online. A modern evolution of barre created by fitness expert, Sadie Lincoln, barre3 offers a full body, balanced workout combining strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness.

Ganick notes that opening this Brentwood studio was a dedicated work of passion, embracing the opportunity to create a supportive community of health and wellness in her home town.

“I discovered barre3 in college when I was studying at the University of Knoxville,” said Ganick. “There was something magical about the atmosphere and community, and I quickly fell in love with the classes, instructors and welcoming staff that made me feel strong and challenged. It has been my dream to bring barre3 to the Brentwood area for several years, and I look forward to sharing my dedication to fitness and wellness with our community.”

Barre3 is a full-body mindful workout that delivers remarkable results from the inside out. You’ll be guided through sustained holds, muscle-burning micro-movements, and heart-pumping cardio bursts. The barre3 signature approach will leave you feeling balanced in body and empowered from within.

Fisher adds, “Barre3’s mission is to make fitness accessible to anyone, anywhere. Our classes are designed to make everyone feel welcome, and Jessie and I look forward to helping redefine what success in fitness truly means. We are excited to finally be opening our studio doors – a project we have been working on for more than a year – and we can’t wait to connect with the Brentwood community in a few days.”

Barre3 Brentwood is the third location to open in the Greater Nashville area. The Brentwood studio joins Nashville studios in the Gulch and on White Bridge Rd. The studio is located in the Merchants Walk shopping center near the intersection of Franklin Rd. and Old Hickory Blvd. For more information about barre3 Brentwood, please visit the studio website at or call us at 629-203-6065.

Brentwood Grand Opening Details:

To celebrating their opening, barre3 Brentwood is offering everyone’s first class for free starting Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 20. Continuing, for a limited time, the Brentwood-based business will offer their specially priced membership option for unlimited classes at the studio plus many perks. Ongoing, barre3 Brentwood will make their whole-body health lifestyle easily accessible to all with a robust class schedule (classes will run seven days a week as early as 6:00 a.m. and as late as 6:45 p.m.) with barre3’s signature Play Lounge for children available during many classes each week.


About barre3:

Barre3 is a fitness company comprised of more than 140+ studios around the globe, 300+ streamable online workouts, wellness retreats held throughout the year, a thriving digital magazine, and thoughtfully curated retail products. Through fostering a culture of good health, barre3 is a community where every individual can feel balanced in body and empowered from within. Founded by renowned fitness and wellness expert Sadie Lincoln in 2008, barre3 features a highly effective system of one-inch isometric variations and fluid motions. Barre3 combines strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness. Every dynamic barre3 workout is designed to increase energy and produce serious, lasting results. By focusing on whole-body health, we empower you to feel your best from the inside out! Barre3 is adored by everyone from busy moms to A-list celebrities, earning media attention from How I Built This, WELL + GOOD, TIME, SELF, INSTYLE, VOGUE, People, US WEEKLY and many more.

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Achilles Nashville Brings 6th Annual Hope and Possibility Race to Music City

Hope and Possibility® 5-Miler and 1-Miler to Be Held October 19th, 2019 at the Dominican Campus

September 11, 2019 | NASHVILLE, TN – Achilles Nashville will hold its 6th Annual Hope and Possibility® 5-Miler and 1-Miler (, on Saturday, October 19th , 2019 with Start, Finish, and Post-Race Celebration on the beautiful grounds of The Dominican Campus (4210 Harding Pike, Nashville). More than just a race, the mission of this community-unifying event is to celebrate Hope and Possibility® in our great city of Nashville.

The Hope and Possibility® is the signature race of Achilles International, an international 501(C) 3 that brings together able-bodied runners with athletes with disabilities, welcoming all to the wonderful world of athletics. Athletes with and without disabilities will run alongside one another throughout the 5 or 1 mile course.

Awards will be given to 5-Miler participants for the Top 3 M/F Overall, Masters, Grandmasters, Top 3 M/F Age-Specific Categories, and Top 3 Handcycle, Pushrim Wheelchair, Power Chair, Push Division, Ambulatory-Disabled, Above-Knee Amputee, Below-Knee Amputee, Double Amputee, and Visually Impaired Categories.

Sponsors for this year’s race include Capital Spring, HG Hill, Baird, Fleet Feet, Calypso Café, Nashville Striders, Dell, Heritage Medical, Wil Power Sports Training, along with other Friends of Achilles.

In the spirit of its mission, Hope & Possibility® participants designate $5 of their registration fee to local non-profit organizations that provide Hope and Possibility® to people in our city every day. The 2019 Beneficiaries are ABLE Youth, Achilles International Nashville, Ainsley’s Angels, Mending Limbs, and Tennessee Association of Blind Athletes.

To register and learn more about Hope and Possibility®, visit

Media Contact
Amy Saffell
P: (615) 480-4331/E:

About Hope & Possibility®

The Hope & Possibility® is the signature race of the not-for-profit Achilles International and began in 2003 with the remarkable story and recovery of avid runner Trisha Meili, author of “I Am the Central Park Jogger, A Story of Hope and Possibility®.” Achilles’ flagship chapter in New York City has hosted 12 Hope & Possibility® races in Central Park, acknowledging and celebrating the abilities of all athletes, running side-by-side. Attendees have included Prince Harry of Wales, Jon Stewart, Gloria Gaynor, Heather McCartney, Cindy and Meghan McCain, and former New York governor David Paterson (now Achilles International’s Chairman, Board of Directors).

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St. Jude Walk/Run Nashville to Support Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Reah Aitken
ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Office 615-760-8006

Annual event on Sept. 28 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

WHAT: As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, thousands of Nashville, TN residents will participate in St. Jude Walk/Run Nashville to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year St. Jude Walk/Run events will take place in more than 60 communities nationwide to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.

The event will feature a St. Jude patient family speaker, activities for all ages and live entertainment. Registration for adults and children ages 6 and older is $20 for the timed 5K and $10 for the walk. To sign up, volunteer or donate, visit

Special thanks to event sponsors: ADESA, Lee Company and Hughston Clinic

WHY: Funds raised through events like St. Jude Walk/Run Nashville help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. But that means that one in five of those children will not survive. Together with the support of participants, donors, volunteers and more, St. Jude will not stop until no child dies from cancer.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28

7:30 a.m.          Check-in
8:00 a.m.          Welcome and St. Jude patient family introduction
8:30 a.m.          Timed 5K starts
8:30 a.m.          Walk starts 

WHERE: Nissan Stadium – Lot C
1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213

 Visuals: Welcome stage with presenters, including patient families and sponsors. Walkers and runners in St. Jude T-shirts carrying related posters

Interview Ops: Interview opportunities with ALSAC/St. Jude reps, sponsors, participants

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Innovative 5K Supporting Veterans Returns to Nashville

Aug 19, 2019 | NASHVILLE, TN – A inspiring 5K supporting injured veterans is right around the corner in Nashville. The Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Carry Forward® 5K, delivered by CSX®, returns to Music City on Sept. 21 outside Nissan Stadium.

The event is building on an incredible first year when more than 800 participants coursed streets and crossed the Cumberland River, all to support the mission of honoring and empowering wounded veterans and their families.

“With all of the hundreds of people that are here supporting us, it really warms my heart to know this is the country we live in,” said one veteran after last year’s Nashville event.

WWP is putting that mission in motion again this year by encouraging participants to take action in one of three ways:

  • Carry a flag to show support and patriotism.
  • Carry a weight to represent the responsibilities veterans carry while serving our country.
  • Carry another person to symbolize one warrior carrying another in their time of need.

To sign up for the event, visit the Carry Forward website. 100% of the registration cost goes toward supporting wounded veterans and their families. Warriors never pay a penny for any WWP program or service; they paid their dues on the battlefield.

Can’t make it to the Nashville event? Carry Forward events will also be held in San Antonio (Oct. 5) and Jacksonville, Florida (Nov. 9).

You can also host your own virtual Carry Forward event; more than 300 people have already participated virtually this year. For more information on how to create your own 5K, check out the virtual Carry Forward page and register your squad today.

Contact: Chris Obarski – Public Relations,, 904.570.0823

About Wounded Warrior Project

Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition.

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CycleBar Studio Opening at Hill Center Brentwood

CycleBar opening a new location in Maryland Farms.

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