Get in Shape at the Ralph Ellison Library


You’re making a New Year’s Resolution to get back into shape, aren’t you?  Now you just need to find a way to make it more fun.

Try dropping by the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23rd Street, every Thursday evening in January for a Boot Camp Workout.  Co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Library System and Camp Gladiator, the sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. and last about an hour.  A personal trainer will lead you through fun but challenging exercises.  It’s all free but the library asks that you phone ahead, at 424-1437, to register.

“We’ll demonstrate some exercises you can do here and at home at other times during the week,” said librarian Taryn Kingery.  “You might feel a little sore at first, but that’s how you know it’s working.”

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website,

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