Stay Fit—Borrow a Home Gym Kit!

By Aurora S. RSS Wed, January 29, 2020

New year, new you! Let one of our new Home Gym Kits help support your health and fitness goals. You can use your library card to borrow the kit for up to two weeks. 

Inside the kit you will find:

  • A non-slip yoga mat
  • A resistance band for strength training
  • A jump rope for a warm-up or cardio workouts
  • A Workout Log to track your goals and progress

Visit these Neighborhood Libraries to join the Free Library wellness community and borrow a Home Gym Kit:

Not sure what to do with home gym equipment? Get started with these exercises:

Push-Ups or Modified Push-Ups

Hip Bridges

Resistance Band Tricep Extensions (Seated or Standing)

Resistance Band Bicep Curls (Seated or Standing)

Resistance Band Chest Press (Seated or Standing)

Resistance Band Bent Over Row

Home Gym Kits are made available through the new Healthy Communities program, a partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention and the Free Library of Philadelphia that increases our capacity to offer free and accessible cooking, physical activity, gardening, and mindfulness programming at neighborhood libraries throughout Philadelphia. 

Medical approval is always recommended when starting an exercise program.

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What about the Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library?? Why did you leave them out?
Bev Maloy - Philadelphia
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Hi Bev: Thank you for reaching out! We're happy to hear that you're interested in using one of the Home Gym Kits. Since this is a new program, we are only able to offer the kits at limited locations. Apologies for the inconvenience, but we will keep your feedback in mind moving forward. If you're able to, I would recommend checking out a Home Gym Kit from the Overbrook Park Library location.
Aurora S. - Free Library of Philadelphia
Friday, February 7, 2020

I cant wait till you guys come back to North Philly!!
Natalie Walker - North Philadelphia
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

This is so cool! Go Aurora!
Jamie B. - Philadelphia
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Yay! So excited!
Jamilah - North Philly
Thursday, February 13, 2020

This is exciting...Great idea to show examples of how the equipment should be used...Great Job Aurora and partner...
renee bundy - Philadelphia
Thursday, February 13, 2020

This is a great item to pick up from the Free Library. They also are hosting Yoga classes at some Free Library Locations. There is one at Coleman Northwest Regional going on now!
Kevin I. Ivery - Philadelphia
Sunday, February 16, 2020

That's awesome! I wish we had those offered in my local Library on Eastwick.
Joseph - Southwest Philly
Sunday, February 16, 2020