Parish Library to offer free Zumba Classes



The Natchitoches Parish Library will continue its fitness series by hosting “Zumba with James” Tuesdays in August from 6-7p.m. There is no fee, but participants,18 and older, are asked to preregister at the library’s second floor circulation desk as the indoor space is limited.

Zumba is a dance fitness program with aerobic movements performed to energetic dance music. It was created in the 1990s by Columbian dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez. The movements in Zumba are meant to build strength and increase endurance and can be adapted for any age or fitness level.

Registration for next month’s series “Tai Chi with Jennifer” has also begun. September’s fitness series will take place on Thursdays from 6-7p.m. and will be taught by Jennifer Sheffield, Founder and Teacher at Spark Studio of Natchitoches.

“The purpose of the fitness series is to introduce different forms of exercise to our patrons as one of our many services,” says Martha Uchino, adult programmer at the Library. “We hope to continue the fitness series as long as people show interest, so please come and sign up for one of our events!”

For more information regarding the library’s fitness series patrons may call Uchino at  318-238-9246.