Exercise Options

For many people, cold weather outdoors means more time indoors. But this does not mean you will not be able to exercise and keep fit during those months when the weather is not agreeable to outdoor activity. The Library System can help you maintain an exercise program to keep fit, burn calories, and maintain muscle strength.

Beginning in January, the Lawrence, Ewing and Hopewell Branches will be offering periodic workshops on Active Aging Fitness, a program designed to present exercise techniques and recommendations. It will be offered in each of those locations by Bob Kirby, an American Council on Exercise Certified Fitness Instructor. For more details, including times, dates, and branch locations, see the Library System’s home page, click on the Programs button near the top of the web page, and then click again on Adult Programs to view a list of programs at all branches, which will include the Bob Kirby sessions.

Throughout the System, patrons can take advantage of an extensive collection of exercise books and videos that provide practical advice and demonstrations of a wide array of exercise routines. We have materials geared to address health needs such as cardiovascular exercise, strength development, and weight management.

There are DVDs that provide suggestions for different groups of those interested in exercising. The first group is general cardiovascular exercise. Videos intended for this group include:
Fabulously Fit Moms: Super Energized Workout; Dance And Be Fit: Hip-Hop Cardio; 30-Minutes To Fitness: Cardio Quick Fix; Trudie Styler's Cardio Dance Flow
Fabulously Fit Moms: Super Energized Workout by Jennifer Nicole Lee

Dance And Be Fit: Hip-Hop Cardio by Paul Eckstein

30-Minutes To Fitness: Cardio Quick Fix by Kelly Coffey-Meyer

Trudie Styler's Cardio Dance Flow by Trudie Styler

There are also specialized workout videos:
Plus Size Workouts: Back 2 Basics Cardio Workout; Cardio And Strength Training Workout For Seniors
Plus Size Workouts: Back 2 Basics Cardio Workout by Debby Mack

Cardio And Strength Training Workout For Seniors byAngie Miller

And videos about exercise programs that can help to lose weight yet retain strength:
The Biggest Loser: 6 Week Cardio Crush
The Biggest Loser: 6 Week Cardio Crush by Bob Harper

For those just starting a program of exercise, videos that can introduce people of almost any age to working out include:
Joel Harper's Slim And Fit 9 Short Workouts

Joel Harper's Slim And Fit 9 Short Workouts by Joel Harper and Michael Roizen

For those who are interested in a more demanding exercise regimen or more intense workouts for weight reduction, there is:
Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition: The Workout
Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition: The Workout by Andrea Ambos & Chris Powell

All of the items mentioned above are available at your Library to borrow.

For those who want to take advantage of our home streaming services, the videos presented below are available through hoopla:
Doonya Beginner Breakdown

Trudie Styler's Core Strength Pilates

You can view these videos without even leaving your home! Through the Library’s Virtual Branch, browse through these and other videos and watch them at home through hoopla.

Our other internet streaming service, Freegal, has this to offer:
30 Minute Core Strength Workout
30 Minute Core Strength Workout by Kevin Kearns

-Jim Snow

Comments

  1. Very informative with a very nice layout!

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  2. All newcomers are welcome to Bob's free program; it has been well received and he teaches a wonderful class to all levels of ability!

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