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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Get fit @ your library

Get fit @ your library

Libraries have been helping people achieve their fitness goals for years. Whether it’s finding information on the latest diet or training for one’s first 10K race, there’s a book for that, and many people opt to borrow it from their local library.

Libraries, however, also help in other ways. Many provide a comfortable place for exercise.

At the Lafourche Parish Public Library, people turn out to work out. They come by to exercise, drop a few pounds, and receive support from others who are also mindful about their fitness at several group exercise programs the library offers.

During these, people work out with others to exercise DVDs, have a good time, and, hopefully, move closer to their fitness goals.

This month, for example, get a workout in by doing a bit of country line dancing at the Raceland Branch Library, 177 Recreation Drive. That program is set for 4:30 p.m. on April 24 and is open to all ages.

The Raceland Branch also offers monthly DVD workout sessions, so check its calendar.

You can also help keep your weight in check or tone up at the South Lafourche Branch Library’s weekly exercise program. Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, people gather at the South Lafourche Branch, 16241 E. Main Street in Cut Off, for its weekly walking program. Beginners are welcome, and participants are free to follow along and take breaks as needed.

The times for this program vary, so those who are interested should take a look at the South Lafourche Branch’s calendar for more information.

Several of our other library branches also offer exercise and other fitness programs periodically. Keep up-to-date of those by checking your library branch’s calendar each month at, or pick up a copy the next time you stop by.

The library is always open to new ideas.

If there’s a program that you’d like to see implemented, call and talk with staff members at your local library branch to see if it’s possible. Don’t forget to check out what’s happening by visiting our website at, liking us on Facebook, or following us at Twitter @LafourcheLib.

Katina Gaudet is the reference librarian at the South Lafourche Public Library. She can be reached at 632-7140 or