Our hometown libraries offer a tsunami full of fitness resources, both online and in print, for learners of all ages. But on this Pathway eager explorers, teens and adults alike, will enjoy oodles of fitness resources and routines, guaranteed to keep you fit on these hot summer days!

So pull down those learning swim caps - and let's get started with Fitness for Adults and Teens!

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BicycleThe bicycle commuter's handbook : gear you need, clothes to wear, tips for traffic, roadside repair by Robert Hurst

In The Bicycle Commuter’s Handbook, veteran cyclist, bike commuter, professional messenger, and author Robert Hurst gives you all the answers you need for worry-free riding.

FootballFootball training like the pros : get bigger, stronger, and faster following the programs of today's top players by Chip Smith

Are you ready to go hard core? Then let top performance trainer Chip Smith break you down and build you up into the biggest, baddest player on the field.

NanoNano workouts : get in shape and lose weight during everyday activities by Joakim Christofferson

Follow the clever and fun approach to exercise in this book and you’ll discover how everyday activities can quickly and easily be transformed into workout opportunities. Turn all idle moments in life into exercise opportunities! There’s no need to go to the gym if the time you dedicate to brushing your teeth and riding the bus is also spent building muscle and burning fat. The wide range of exercises in this book works every part of the body, and when done here and there throughout your day produce a toned, healthy physique.

Fitness Pilates for beginners : from couch to conditioned, a beginner's guide to getting fit by Denis Kennedy, Sian Williams, and Dominique Jansen

Discusses what pilates is, who does it, and techniques used for this exercise to increase your strength, flexibility, and coordination.


StrengthStrength training for teen athletes: exercises to take your game to the next level by Karen Latchana Kenney

Contains helpful strength building exercises and tips.

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YogaAnatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting the Most from Your Yoga Practice by Amy Auman and Lisa Purcell

With training tips, exercises, and injury remedies, this is an essential book for every yogi and instructor!


MarathonRunning a Marathon for Dummies by Jason Karp

Running a Marathon For Dummies helps aspiring marathon runners prepare to successfully complete their first race, and shows experienced runners how to take their game to the next level. This book gives you exercises, programs, and tips to improve your running stamina, speed, and overall health.



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Attend Free Library Programs

Check the PLS online library calendar to find more  Teen fitness programs and Adult fitness programs.



Dig Deeper With Databases

Use your library card to access fitness information from magazines, newspapers and professional journals.

Consumer Health Complete -  This full-text database provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.




HealthSourceConsumerHealth Source: Consumer Edition - This database provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, including information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.


MEDLINEMedline - Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine.


MedlinePlusMedline Plus - MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Download Free Magazines Through Flipster

Use Pioneer’s Flipster service to view free digital Fitness magazines on your mobile device or desktop.


  • Bicycling
  • Clean Eating
  • Cooking Light
  • Dr. Oz The Good Life
  • Men's Health
  • Prevention
  • Runner's World
  • Women's Health
Explore These Fitness Magazines at Your Library



For more fitness resources available at your library, check out WORD magazine and the Explore Learning Pathways lists on the OverDrive homepage.

Check out our new Pioneer Library System Connect app! With your library card number and 4-digit PIN you'll be able to:

  • Search for Print & eBooks;
  • Place holds on Print & eBooks;
  • Retrieve eBooks that are ready for download;
  • Using OverDrive® Read technology, open & read eBooks directly in the PLS Connect app;
  • Renew Print & eBooks, that are eligible for renewal;
  • Return eBooks before the expiration date;
  • Easily get program & event information for your library.

Available for App Store for Apple and Google Play for Android.

As always, if you don’t see the resources for the particular goal you have in mind, your hometown librarian will be happy to help!