Memphis and Southaven Area Community Wellness Resources

There’s a lot going on in your community! Take advantage of these free or low-cost resources to stay focused on your total health.

Physical Activities

  • Teacher discounts for multiple fitness/sport actives: Bikram yoga, BRIDGES ClimBLOCK, Delta Groove Yoga, Grind City Athletics, Recess, Spincult, Victory Bicycle Studio, The Box, The Little Gym – Germantown, & Shred415 Class Pack Discount.
  • Salsa Memphis: Enjoy salsa classes at a discount in Memphis!
  • Old Forest State Natural Area (Overton Park, 1 mile from Memphis): Open to the public anytime, but if you are looking for some guidance, volunteers lead-free nature walks on the second Saturday and last Sunday of every month.
  • Wolf River Conservancy: Three intersecting hiking trails (blue, yellow, and white) that are great for running, walking, and biking. An 8-mile loop, great for beginners.

Public Parks and Gardens

    • Shelby Farms Park: Located in the heart of Memphis, Shelby Farms Park offers 4,500 acres of green space. It’s free Get Outside! Fitness Programs offer a chance for the whole family to get fit, stay active, and enjoy being in nature. Beginners welcome! Check the website’s calendar for the most up-to-date schedule.
    • Memphis Botanic Garden: $10 to visit, check the website for additional information, including the concert schedule.
    • Memphis River Parks: Explore the many parks along the Memphis River.

Community Gardens

  • Memphis Tilth: A network of community gardens, Memphis Tilth offers a way to be a member of neighborhood-level projects, growing food locally and cooking that food together.

Mental Health Resources

  • National Alliance on Mental Health – Memphis: Website dedicated to the city of Memphis, listing programs, calendar of events, and resources, including:
    • Mental illness
    • Mental health crisis line
    • Veterans’ resources
    • 211 resource directory
    • Housing

Nutrition, Physical Activity, Wellness, and More

  • The Well at Church Health: The Well is Church Health’s prevention and wellness center for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old and their families. The program focuses on addressing the root causes that affect the health and wellness of children and families: physical activity, nutrition, body image, self-esteem, safety education, and violence prevention. Go to the website to see their calendar of events.

Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

Tips For Finding Healthy Food

Use the following list of meal services, markets, and grocers available in your area to make healthier food selections for you and your family.


Meal delivery services

  • Home Chef: Take $80 off your first four boxes ($20 off each box).
  • Hello Fresh: Meals starting as low as $6.99 each.
  • Blue Apron: Get $20 off each of your first three boxes ($60 off total).
  • Amazon Prime/Fresh: Delivers fresh produce/grocery items right to your door.
  • IONutrition: All organic, eco-friendly packaging, free delivery.
  • Fresh N’Lean: Ready-to-eat meal plans with a changing menu every week.
  • Soli: Nutritious meals for any time of day.

Natural grocers

Farmers markets

  • Agricenter Farmers Market (Mon – Fri, 7:30 am‒5:30 pm, Sat 7 am‒5:30 pm) Open six days a week between May and October. Offers a variety of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, hand-made accessories, and plants/flowers – all inside a red, barn-shaped building.
  • South Memphis Farmers Market (Thursdays, 9 am–3 pm, 1400 Mississippi Boulevard) This farmers market brings inexpensive, fresh produce to one of the city’s biggest food deserts – South Memphis. The farmers market is open every Thursday afternoon from May until November and accepts EBT cards. The market also has a store called The Grocer, which sells produce and other groceries from 10 am to 6 pm. MonFri, and 10 am5 pm on Saturdays.
  • Memphis Farmers Market (Saturdays ONLY, 8 am–1 pm, Central Station Pavilion) This downtown farmers market is by far the most popular in the area. Every Saturday from April to October, the pavilion is packed with fresh produce, flowers, coffee, seafood, prepared foods, and handmade goods. You can also find live music, food trucks, and kids’ activities.


Southaven & Olive Branch:

Meal/grocery Delivery Services

  • Home Chef: Take $80 off your first four boxes ($20 off each box).
  • Hello Fresh: Meals starting as low as $6.99 each.
  • Blue Apron: Get $20 off each of your first three boxes ($60 off total).
  • Amazon Prime/Fresh: Delivers fresh produce/grocery items right to your door.

Natural Grocers

  • ALDI: 6626 Goodman Road, Olive Branch. High-quality produce and healthy options at a low price. Bring your own grocery bags, or they will charge you!
  • Kroger: 7427 Goodman Road, Olive Branch. Large grocery store with healthy options available.
  • Superlo Foods: Multiple locations.
  • Southaven Location: 945 Goodman Road. An employee-owned grocery store that sells produce and other healthy items. Check out their healthy recipes online!
  • Piggly Wiggly: 6459 Cockrum Street, Olive Branch. Grocery store chain with produce and healthy options available. Click here for some Piggly Wiggly vegetable-friendly recipes!

Farmers Markets

  • Olive Branch Farmers Market: 9200 Pigeon Roost Road, June–September on Saturdays, 8 am‒1 pm.
  • Hernando Farmers Market: Held each Saturday, end of April through the end of September from 8 am to 1 pm. Over 50 vendors during peak season of June and July. Throughout the season, enjoy live music and special events during market hours. The market is located around the DeSoto County Courthouse, 2535 Highway 51.
  • BMBC Indoor Farmers Market: 742 State Line Road East (855.63 mi), Southaven. Fresh salads daily and home and health products; 10 am‒2 pm Monday‒Thursday.
  • Winchester Farmers Market: Daily 8:30 am–9 pm 6616 Winchester Road. Held inside a building, this market sells fresh produce, herbs, and seafood, with a particular Latin American focus.

Financial Wellness

Keep your wallet as healthy as your body with these financial wellness resources and discounts. Keep your wallet as healthy as your body with these financial wellness resources and discounts.

Highest-rated 529 Plans in Tennessee:

  • TNStars College Savings 529 Program: The TNStars College Savings 529 Program is administered by the Tennessee Treasury Department. It features an age-based option, individual investment options with underlying funds from a range of fund companies including Vanguard, DFA, and Primecap, and an interest-bearing account option with First Tennessee Bank.

Tennessee Teach901 Discounts Program:

  • Teach901 Discount Program: Find discounts to multiple vendors in the Memphis area, from activities and attractions to food/drink, apparel, and more!


Credit Unions:

  • Orion Federal Credit Union: (formerly MATCU) As an Orion member, you can expect higher deposit rates, lower loan rates, personalized checking options, and digital banking solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of our community.
  • Shelby County Federal Credit Union: Open to anyone who lives, works, studies, or worships in Shelby County.