SAN MARCOS, TX – As part of its expanding CREATION Health efforts, CTMC is renaming its existing walking trail, extending the course to a full mile and repaving areas of the walkway that have given into last summer’s severe drought.
The new CTMC Healthy 100 Walking Trail will also feature six new workout stations in various spots along the trail as a result of a partnership with Gary Job Corps, who will manufacture the exercise equipment. A total of 12 workout opportunities will include push-up stands, uneven bars, sit-up benches, pommel horses and strength and stretch bars.
“We are very pleased to be making these improvements to our Walking Trail,” said CTMC PR/Marketing Director Clay DeStefano. “While we see several hundred people from our community using the current trail every day, we’re confident that these improvements and upgrades will motivate more people to develop regular exercise routines and ultimately better health.”
CREATION Health is a lifestyle and wellness program that is unique to Adventist Health System, CTMC’s parent. A set of eight core principles help guide followers of the program to lead a healthier lifestyle that, in some parts of the world, have been shown to help humans reach the age of a healthy 100 and beyond.
The idea behind the new name for the Trail is to help encourage people that they can live to 100 by staying active and practicing healthy habits. Although parts of the trail will be blocked off throughout the duration of the project, it will remain open for use during renovation. The upgrades are slated for completion in the fall.
For more information about CTMC’s other wellness and health education programming, please visit ctmc.org and click on education and events or call the CTMC Institute for Healthy Living at 512-753-3818.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010 and again in 2011, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. In addition, CTMC added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011.
CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, AHS has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.