Pie Town

A few years ago, a South Nashville neighborhood began a rebranding effort named for its delicious shape formed by the borders of 8th Avenue, Lafayette Street, and Interstate 40. And if Google Maps is any indication, I would say the campaign was indeed successful. Type "Pie Town Nashville" today and you will see the undeniable pie-shaped image containing such cool Nashville businesses as Third Man Records, Tennessee Brew Works, Hot Diggity Dogs, and City Winery. This used to be known as a pretty seedy part of town, and it remains rough around the edges. There are still remnants of that gritty, urban feel. But as local artist and owner of Isle of Printing Bryce McCloud states in a 2014 Fox 17 interview, "It's a place that it's okay to be a little crusty on the edges, but sweet in the middle. It's Pie Town." 

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Making S.M.A.R.T.er Goals this Year for Results Built to Last

Well, it is that time again: the day when we publish our “New Year’s resolution post.” FW is a wellness-services company, after all, so helping individuals meet their exercise- and nutrition-related goals is kind of our thing. This year, however, we are doing this a bit differently. Today’s article is written by both Foundation Wellness Owner/exercise physiologist Miller Chandler and Resident Dietitian Hope Anderson. We thought it would be beneficial to deliver our New Year’s message from the perspectives of both an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM EP-C) and a Registered Dietitian (RD). Exercise and good nutrition go hand in hand. If your goal involves getting fitter and/or losing weight, you cannot have one without the other. And at Foundation Wellness, what we want for you is lifestyle change, not a flourish of misguided activity that peters out well before St. Patrick’s Day. So, without further ado, we will begin with Miller explaining how you should exercise if the primary goal is to burn fat.

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Harpeth River Greenway

Over the past couple decades, the movement within the U.S. to development greenways in and near urban areas has really picked up steam. Merriam-Webster describes a greenway as "a corridor of undeveloped land preserved for recreational use or environmental protection." All over Davidson County in recent years we have witnessed this very type of preservation from Old Hickory Dam to Downtown Nashville to Ellington Agricultural Complex. In this final installment of FW's where-to-run-in-Nashville series, I will be discussing my favorite trail of Nashville's greenway system, the one I love to run the most, the Harpeth River Greenway.

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