San Diego: Get fit for free at your local library

From San Diego Union Tribune

” A new year often means resolutions made by many to get in shape or make other attempts to reset their habits for the better.The reasons many also fail are numerous, but cost is not a factor if one turns to a local library.A wide variety of free fitness classes for all ages, along with one-time or multi-session workshops on health, cooking and related topics, are available locally. The calendars at the Poway, Rancho Bernardo and 4S Ranch libraries show many options this month and in the months ahead. Some programs are provided by volunteers and others sponsored by the branches’ Friends of the Library organizations.4S Ranch Library Branch Manager June Zhou said her library’s offerings are often due to patron requests because “it costs money to join a gym” and locals — often certified trainers — volunteering to share their knowledge with others. Poway Library Branch Manager Marisa Lowe said the same reasons apply for some of her library’s free offerings.”