Revitalize your workout

The library can help you exercise more than your brain. We have fitness kits to help you get physical exercise and revitalize your workout routine! The fitness kits allow you to try exercises before you buy equipment or enroll in a class.

Push that coffee table out of the way, turn on your DVD player and start exercising with a kettlebell in your living room. Make some space in your basement, fire up your laptop and get a healthy sweat going. Choose from a dozen different fitness kits that include equipment such as kettlebells, weighted balls or resistance bands and exercise DVDs to demonstrate the routines. Each kit checks out for 21 days.

To browse for the fitness kit that is right for you, visit the catalog and search for “fitness kit” or visit the Health Information Neighborhood and browse what is available on the shelf.

Another physical activity option for a small fee is the Topeka Metro Bikes parked at the library. You can pick up a bike at any Topeka Metro Bike station and ride it to the library or bring your bike helmet to the library and make us your starting point for a ride around town. Learn more about the bikes.

Knowing your personal health measurements is a starting place for learning about healthier choices and it’s a great way to monitor your progress. Check your blood pressure, pulse, weight and BMI in the Health Information Neighborhood. While you’re in the neighborhood browse books and DVDs arranged by health topic.

We also have a wide variety of exercise and healthy living audiobooks, ebooks, streaming videos and digital magazines on the “Download It” tab.

Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks offer you a energizing selection of reading on healthy living or entertainment options to enjoy while you exercise.

Hoopla gives you access to exercise videos by fitness gurus like Jillian Michaels, new audiobooks and motivating music — all with free streaming and downloading.

Flipster gives you access to 16 fitness and health digital magazines with new ideas, tips and inspiration to live your best life.

Make a healthy choice and use your library card!

Ginger Park

Ginger Park is the library’s communications editor. She helps spread the word about all the amazing library resources, services and staff. Ginger has a bachelor's and master’s in communication from Washburn and K-State. She is a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters and a volunteer at Helping Hands Humane Society. She loves reading fiction and always has a stack of books waiting to be read. Ginger lives in Topeka with her husband and three dogs.