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Spring has officially sprung!

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 6:46pm

Spring is here and East Texans are ready to go out and enjoy the warmer weather and all the things that come with the great outdoors.

"People come out of the woodwork looking to see what we have and what other nurseries have that's new that looks good especially after the fairly cold weather we had this year," said regional manager at Breedlove Nursery Mark Bickerstaff.

Bickerstaff said this is the busiest time of year for them.

"Garden centers will do 50% of their business in a 90 day period from about the first of March until the middle of May."

He said people are looking to replace their plants and flowers that were wiped out during the ice storm.

"There are a lot of marginal plants that died and people want to replace things that look bad in their landscape."

Bickerstaff said people are looking for all kinds of different plants and flowers for their yard.

"We have a nice range of plants from azaleas to knockout roses to big trees."

 Of course they also sell tomatoes that their bringing out this week. But, the spring doesn't only draw people to garden. Lots of East Texans are ready to take their workouts outside.

"It's much better running outside than on a treadmill," said Woodcreek Athletic Club running coach Yolanda Romero.

Woodcreek Athletic Club is starting a running team for anyone who wants to break a sweat and enjoy the spring weather

"It keeps you fit, it keeps you motivated," said Romero.

"We cant think of a better way to get people in shape while enjoying the outdoors and the beautiful weather East Texas has to offer,"  said fitness class coordinator Tiffany Acker.

 Don't be intimidated there will be different groups to fit people's needs.

The Rose Rudman Trail is right behind their gym and they thought what a perfect opportunity to get people outside!

They said running outside and in a group releases endorphins, boosts your energy and let's you enjoy the beautiful East Texas scenery.

"We just wanted to bring that class feel and the energy to the run team. Anybody can do it if you just run slowly and if you stick with it your pace will increase and it's just a good exercise for anybody," said Woodcreek Athletic Club running coach Gena Pine.

"we just wanted to bring that class feel and the energy run team. Anybody can do it, if you just run slowly and if you stick with it your pace will increase and it's just a good exercise for anybody."

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