exercise

Zumba takes a break

On Thursday June 20th, the Aldine Library had its first Zumba class. Adults enjoyed gathering in the Meeting Room and participating in a fast-paced workout with dance and aerobic elements. This week, the Zumba class will not be meeting. Also, the library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. Zumba at the Aldine Library will resume on Thursday, July 11th at 5 PM.

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Get Those Kids Moving!

ZumbaIt’s too hot to exercise outside, so how can your children burn off all that excess energy?  You could try checking out a kid-friendly exercise video from your library.  We recently discovered that Zumba really gets them moving.  In addition to Zumba DVDs, the library also has Denise Austin’s Fit Kids, Get Act...

Children's Zumba!

Dancing and working out. What could it be? It's Zumba for little ones you see! Dance and exercise is a great combination. The only requirement is good concentration!

The Aldine Library had a fun and exciting Little Zumba dance workout for children on the afternoon of June 12th. A Zumba instructor was on hand to lead children in this energizing workout.

* * Adults, we will have a Zumba class for GROWN UPS starting Thursday, May 20th at 5 PM in the Meeting Room.* *
 

 

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"Let's Mambo: Salsa for Kids"

"Let's Mambo: Salsa for Kids" on Monday, June 17, at 2:15 pm in the big  meeting room just to the right inside the lobby.  Free tickets will be available  while they last starting Thursday, June 10, at the Reference Desk in the Children's Area,

We have child-friendly movies in the Children's Actiivty Room on Wednesdays at 2:15.  There's free popcorn, too.

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Zumba!

Adults, have you heard of Zumba? It's an exercise routines that feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. It's a fusion of Latin and International music - dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! And it's coming to the Aldine Library! Beginning THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH, Zumba will be offered in the Meeting Room from 5-6 PM. A trained instructor will be here to lead the class. For a full schedule of Zumba dates at the Aldine Library, see our

Non-Traditional Sports

If you're a sports person, it's likely you've played some basketball, baseball, and football over the years. They are classics but they can sometimes get old too. Why not mix things up by trying something a little different? How about archery or rugby or speed skating?

Grab a few friends and start a new sporting tradition:

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Salsa, Sabor y Salud

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Hello and Happy New Year! The Aldine Library is pleased to announce a new program for Latino families. We are collaborating with the YMCA to offer an exciting series of classes - IN SPANISH-  that promote healthy living. Salsa, Sabor y Salud is an 8 week program that meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7 PM starting Tuesday, January 15th. The goal of the program is to have families eat from all food groups, take small portions, be physically active, and take small steps. The program is for the whole family. Kids are welcome. ¡Bienvenidos!


 

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Jamming High With IPad Technology

Wha! Jamming with iPad technology? I have never heard of such a thing. Well, here at Northwest we are always looking for something new and different. This challenge is for any adult looking to shed pounds or just have fun. In the Month of November, we are going to work-off those extra pounds and inches just in time for the holidays. How will we do it? We will exercise using the IPad. Come and join us it will be fun!

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Everybody walk!

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Did you know that walking is the most popular form of physical activity in the United States? 10,000 steps per day – about 5 miles – is a great way to walk your way to fitness. Wednesday, April 4th is National Walking Day. Everybody get up and walk for your health. Walk to our library and check out DVDs and books to help you get started! 

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New Year, New You

exerciseIt’s a new year: A time for new beginnings, big changes and the traditional New Year’s resolutions. The most common resolutions often involve creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Whether your goal is to get moving, lose weight, improve your health or enhance your quality of life, staying active is the key to success. But if you’re like me and find visiting the gym a time-consuming and slightly onerous experience, sticking to a work-out routine seems intimidating. Fortunately, there are DVD’s available for at-home use that cover nearly every form of exercise out there. From walking and dancing, to pilates and yoga, and everything in between, there is a DVD workout to suit almost anyone.

If you’re looking for a new workout, browse the HCPL catalog and request a DV...

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