Get Up & Go

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Get to the Y

In early July, almost all of the Ys will be getting new cardio equipment — 124 new Precor and Cybex machines are coming to town. Now there’s no excuse for not hitting the gym because you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite TV show and workout at the same time!


Hey ladies, find out what yoga can do for you.

WHAT: Yoga demonstration and discussion of the benefits of these relaxing


WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20.

WHERE: East Baton Rouge Parish Library Zachary Branch, 1900 Church

St., Zachary.

REGISTRATION: (225) 658-1840.

LAGNIAPPE: Conducted by a certified yoga instructor, this

demonstration will teach you how yoga can help to connect

with your mind, body and spirit. For adult women only.

Registration required.

Freedom Mile

Get your Independence Day started on the right

(running) foot.

WHAT: 1-mile races.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m., Thursday, July 4.

WHERE: Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd.


LAGNIAPPE: Runners will go in waves starting at 8:30.

Races are divided by age and gender.

Biking on

There’s a new ride in town!

WHAT: Baton Rouge Bike Club’s Capital Heights Cruiser Rides.

WHEN: Every Thursday at 7 p.m. this summer.

WHERE: BREC’s Webb Park at Country Club Drive and


INFO: Check out Capital Heights Cruiser Ride on Facebook

or visit

LAGNIAPPE: This “laid back, fun and safe” evening ride will take riders around the Capital Heights neighborhood and a little beyond at a pace easy enough to bring the kids along and chat with the neighbors. Each week will have a different theme for dressing up bike and

riders, as well as pre- and post-ride optional happy

hour. All types of bikes are welcome.

This study needs you

Do you have diabetes or are you at risk?

WHAT: A Pennington Biomedical Research Center study is looking for people to participate in a diabetes study. To participate, you cannot be taking any diabetes medication and must be willing to visit the Perkins Road facility five times for four weeks. The ProCo study will help determine if a dietary fiber, in the form of a blueberry smoothie, may decrease hunger and appetite and improve blood sugar control. By participating, you also may learn more about your overall health. The staff will check your blood sugar levels, cholesterol, digestive health and liver and kidney function. You also may earn up to $250 for participating in this study.

INFO: Call (225) 763-3000 or visit

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