Polar Bear Plunge and Free Access to Fitness Fun


CULLMAN – On Saturday, January 3, 2015, the Cullman Wellness and Aquatics Center will offer folks a full day of health and fun. This Community Wellness Day will feature free access to CWAC for both members and non-members alike. They will be able to come participate in their featured fitness classes, go through their community health fair, and tour the facility and see what a great place it is for them.

CWAC has never offered free access to the center before, so this will be a great opportunity for everyone in the community to come out and enjoy the center’s pools, fitness center, and other facilities with no out-of-pocket expense. The wellness day will be geared toward helping people reach the number one New Year’s resolution in the world, which is living healthier in the coming year by losing weight, eating healthier, or getting into shape.

CWAC will host speakers on how to start a workout program, losing weight, and other health related topics, in addition to hosting multiple businesses and organizations in the community who offer products and services to achieve a healthier new year.

At 11 a.m. that day there will be a Polar Bear Plunge in the outdoor pool. It will offer one participant the chance to win a 12 month family membership which is an $850 value for free! The Plunge requires participants to jump into the outdoor pool and get fully submerged in the water. They then draw one of the participant’s name to win the membership.

“The Polar Bear Plunge is something we came up with during our first year at CWAC to offer members and non members alike to have a chance to win a free year’s membership to the center,” Waid Harbison, Marketing and Programs Director at Cullman City Parks and Recreation, explained. “In the past, we have charged to participate in the plunge with proceeds benefiting the free programs of Parks and Rec. like the recent phone calls from Santa and our therapeutic programs; however, this year we are doing the plunge with our community wellness day on Jan 3 and it will be free to compete in.”

Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center will also offer free enrollment on any membership on January 3, a $50 savings. The Community Wellness Day will last from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you or someone you know would like to get fit in 2015, or are just interested in a free visit to the Wellness Center, make sure to stop by and see them that day. The Wellness Center is located at 1636 Field Of Miracles Dr SW, Cullman, AL 35055. For more information, feel free to give them a call at 256-775-7946.