Downtown Itinerary: Fitness Trail & Workout Stations

May 3, 2023

Downtown Itinerary: Fitness Trail & Workout Stations

Are you looking for a new way to explore Downtown Jackson and stay active at the same time? This itinerary takes you on a journey through the heart of Downtown, highlighting various outdoor workout stations and fitness activities that are both fun and challenging. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or just looking for a way to switch up your exercise routine, this itinerary is sure to get your heart pumping and your feet moving.


1. Self-Weighted Rower
101 Jackson Walk Plaza, Jackson, TN 38301

The Self-Weighted Rower uses one's own body weight to provide resistance in the exercise. This equipment delivers both cardiovascular and muscle-strengthening benefits for the total body with an emphasis on the upper body. The major muscle groups worked are the back and biceps. Exercise levels can be 5 to 15 minutes in duration. Experiment with various speeds and different levels of effort.

2. Pommel Horse
142 W Orleans St, Jackson, TN 38301

The Pommel Horse equipment features three exercise positions with bars that allow assisted dips to be performed. Dips on the Parallel Bars are very difficult for most people, so this equipment is designed to preserve the value of the important tricep and shoulder exercise for those who need less resistance. The resistance is controlled by the vertical force provided by the legs. The more the feet are underneath the body the more support can be provided.

3. Elliptical Machine
91 Union Ave, Jackson, TN 38301

The Elliptical Machine is a person-powered exercise station that delivers cardiovascular benefits through elliptical motion. The exercise completely avoids the impact stress runners often experience on feet, knees, hips, and lower back. Many people cannot tolerate the jarring emotion of jogging. The machine improves cardiovascular fitness. Exercise levels can be 5 to 15 minutes in duration. Experiment with various speeds and different levels of intensity.

4. Two-Sided Rotator
225 W Lafayette St, Jackson, TN 38301

The Two-Sided Rotator features two positions combining the standing and sitting rotators. The twisting motion stretches the obliques and abdominal muscles and serves to align the spine and lower back. This exercise can be done with up to two people at a time, one in a seated position, and one in a standing position.

5. Do Your Own Exercise
201 E Main St, Jackson, TN 38301

This Do Your Own Exercise spot is perfect for those who want to mix up your routine and try something new or add push-ups or sit-ups to your workout. With ample space, this spot is for creating your own exercise tailored to your fitness level and goals. The green space also offers a relaxing atmosphere for cool-downs and stretching.

6. Step-Rotate Apparatus
409 E Lafayette St, Jackson, TN 38301

The Step-Rotate Apparatus provides two exercise positions that deliver the cardiovascular benefits of stepping or stair climbing motion at the waist, back and hip stretching benefits of a rotator. The exercise completely avoids impact stress on the feet, hips, and lower back. It improves both Cardiovasc fitness and flexibility. Exercise levels can be of 5 to 15 minutes duration for each side.

7. Leg Press Trainer
409 E Lafayette St, Jackson, TN 38301

The Leg Press Trainer provides two positions each with self-weighted resistance. The exercise places emphasis on the quadriceps, glutes, and hip extensors. Since the level of resistance is modest the exercise avoids the wrists that are associated with heavy barbell squats. Most individuals will perform a large number of repetitions, perhaps as many as 20 to 30. For maximum resistance, the exercise can be done with one leg at a time.