Grand Prairie Libraries help you get fit, have fun

Post Date:12/07/2017 2:30 PM

The Grand Prairie Libraries offer a variety of programs to help you stay fit and have fun. All are free, some require registration.You don’t have to be a Grand Prairie resident, or even have a library card (although we’d love to make you a free card).

 

FOR KIDS


Kids Zumba Series with Katie Riedinger
Warmack Library: Select Mondays, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 8, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5
For grades 1-5. Workout with kid-friendly Zumba routines that incorporate games, creativity, coordination and cultural awareness along with fitness. Registration for the series is required, please email Linda at llaib@gptx.org. This series is currently FULL.

Hip Hop with Ernesto
Main Library: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 4:30 p.m.
For elementary school grades 1–5. Start the new year off right with this special edition Full STEAM Ahead program. Learn and practice the latest in popping, locking and stepping with Ernesto from United Dance Academy.

 

FOR ADULTS


Try it Tuesday 
Select Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Main Library.
Join us select Tuesdays as we try new workouts! Registration required. To register, email Kristi Olabode at kolabode@gptx.org.
• Zumba: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30
A high-energy dance class to Latin American beats!
• Step Class: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
Turn up the music and step up to the challenge. We’ll be doing a body weight exercise routine on an aerobic step.

New Year, New You: The Perfect Workout
January 18 and 25, 6-7 p.m at the Warmack Library
Come join in for these 20 minute high-intensity workouts that you can duplicate at home or at your local gym. We will also discuss nutrition and health.

Zumba Class
Every Thursday, Feb.-March, 6:30 p.m. at the Warmack Library
Join us for a free workout class.

FOR FAMILIES:

FIT for Health Program
Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. at the Warmack Library
The YMCA offers a free nutrition and health program for families with children 6-12 years of age. The program consists of 11 group sessions that meet once a week for 1.5 hours. Each session consists of a
physical activity and a nutritional education portion for the families.
• Jan. 18: Introduction and Registration Forms
• Jan. 25: Run In (Physical Activity and Nutrition)
• Feb. 1: Goal Setting
• Feb. 8: Energy Balance
• Feb. 15: Communication
• Feb. 22: Portion Distortion
• March 1: Screen Time and Family Meetings
• March 8: Junk Food, Fast Food and Soda
• March 15: Social Support and Communication
• March 22: Slipping Up
• April 5: Potluck Celebration and Review
For early registration or questions, contact Julio Abonza at 469-515-5763 or jabonza@ymcadallas.org.


The Grand Prairie Main Library is located at 901 Conover Dr. The Warmack Library is located at 760 Bardin Rd. For more information, call 972-237-5700 or visit us online at www.gptx.org/library.

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