GREAT FALLS — Saturday, the Great Falls Public Library hosted “Move it at the Library”, a free fitness program that encourages families to exercise not only their minds but their bodies too!
A fitness instructor guides the class through a workout every Saturday morning starting at 10.
Youth Services Librarian Rae McFadden is one of the program’s innovators and is pleased to see her plans in action.
“This is a brand new program. It’s something I've wanted to do for several years. We are really happy to have it up and running,” McFadden said
She added that libraries throughout the state and country have started similar movement initiatives.
McFadden also says, “It’s actually kind of a trend in libraries to have more fitness programs more movement opportunities for the community.”
Let’s Move in Libraries is an international project that promotes physical activity in libraries. There are several participants in both the US and Canada.
The Great Falls Public Library will continue to offer indoor fitness opportunities until the weather clears, at which time they’ll implement outdoor options.
Each Saturday during the winter, children ages 8 and up and their families are welcome to try out each new workout class of the week.
Some of the upcoming classes include OULA, Tai Chi and Zumba.
Click here to learn more about upcoming classes. Or if you’d like to volunteer to teach a fitness class contact Rae McFadden at (406) 453-049, ext. 215.