Members of the Cumberland Fitness Center will be hosting the second annual “Brr Run & Walk” on Saturday, Feb. 15 starting at 9 a.m. in Cumberland. The event will begin at the center’s address, 109 Main Street, in Cumberland and take walkers and runners throughout the streets of Cumberland. A two mile route will be set, with a shorter route available for those who would prefer covering a shorter distance. Warm refreshments will be available to all participants following the event at the Cumberland Fitness Center.

The event is also being organized as a fund-raiser for the town’s exercise center. Cost to participate in the run/walk is just $5 per person with all proceeds raised going to help cover insurance and rental costs for the health and fitness center. Event entry forms are available at all CAM schools, at the Cumberland Youth Fitness Center at 109 Main Street in Cumberland, or by contacting Deb Brown at (641)745-7434.

The “Brr Run & Walk” is being held in conjunction with February as American Heart Month. Some health-related tips from the American Heart Association include: watch your weight, stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke, control your cholesterol and blood pressure, eat healthy and stay active.

As many of us know, regular exercise is an important part of staying healthy. Some exercise guidelines for various age groups include: Children and Adolescents: at least 60 minutes of exercise daily, Adults: at least 150-300 minutes of exercise per week. Older adults are encouraged to be as physically active as their health, abilities, and conditions allow. The Brr Fun Run & Walk is a great way to jump-start your 2020 exercise and fitness program. Of course, everyone should consult with a health professional before beginning any new exercise program.

Again, the public is encouraged to participate in the “Brr Run & Walk” on Saturday, Feb.15, and check out the Cumberland Fitness Center. The center is now open for use by any individuals 12 years or older regardless of where they live. It features treadmills, an elliptical machine, squat rack and weights, spin bikes, as well as bands and core mats. The Cumberland Fitness Center is open from 4 — 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, and on most Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. For information on the fitness center or the upcoming fun run and walk, contact Deb Brown at (641)745-7434.