DOWNTOWN FITNESS

DOWNTOWN FITNESS, powered by Baptist Health Systems, will open August 1 to provide fitness, health and wellness programs to downtown Jackson. The facility will be where the University Wellness Center Downtown was previously located at 100 East Capitol. Chris Baker, who formerly managed the University Wellness Center, has been named the executive director. Baker has more than 20 years of experience in the fitness facility industry and holds numerous fitness certifications.

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