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Get Fit Toolkit
Mesa County Public Libraries has a wealth of resources on getting physically active. Our collection contains materials in both English and Spanish on numerous fitness topics and in many different formats. The selected website are from reliable sources with loads of information and tools to help you get moving! Check out our LibGuide on Outdoor Adventures for more ideas on outdoor recreation.
Library Resources on Walking and Running
Check Out Colorado State Parks
MCPLD Central Non-Fiction
Spanish Language Library Resources on Physical Activity
Physical Activity Resources from the Internet
There are numerous government and organizational resources on physical activity and fitness. Here are a handful of sites with lots of useful tips and tools.
MedlinePlus - Exercise and Physical Fitness
Excellent starting point for information on exercise and physical activity from a curated lists of sites chosen by the National Library of Medicine. Links indicate if there is a Spanish language option.
Geared towards older adults, the Go4Life website has a wealth of exercise videos, motivational tips and other enticements to get people moving. Spanish language resources are also available.
Physical Activity - Centers for Disease Control
CDC website dedicated to promoting American's health through regular physical activity and good nutrition. Site includes sample workouts, exercise videos and success stories.
0 to 60 Challenge
In honor of the 60th anniversary of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition the National Fitness Foundation launched the #0to60 Campaign to inspire all Americans to accelerate their journey to living healthy. The site provides tips and motivation to get you moving for the 60 day challenge. Weekly planners provide specific food and exercise goals.
Library Resources on Tai Chi, Yoga and Qi Gong
Physical Activity Resources in our Community
Please see our LibGuide on Outdoor Adventure for fitness and exercise options in our big backyard.
Healthy Mesa County
A partnership of Mesa County agencies with the goal of improving the health and wellness of county residents. The site contains information on community events, physical activity resources, social and cultural opportunities, health care topics and blogs by local citizens about life in Mesa County.
City of Grand Junction Parks & Recreation
The City of Grand Junction offers a myriad of recreation opportunities. The Seasonal Activity Guide is a great place to check for organized sports offerings and exercise classes.
Grand Junction Senior Center Schedule
The Grand Junction Senior Center offers dancing and a chair yoga class for their more active events. Check out their calendar for these and other offerings..
Parks and Recreation - City of Fruita
The City of Fruita offers plenty of recreation opportunities at their Community Center as well as numerous walking, hiking and biking trails. Their website provides all the details.
Colorado Riverfront Trail
The Colorado Riverfront trail in Mesa County is a concrete/asphalt trail over 20 miles long. Located along the banks of the Colorado River for most of it's length, the trail has beautiful views of the river and ample opportunities to watch wildlife.
Legends of the Grand Valley walking tour
Take a stroll through downtown Grand Junction to visit the sculptures of prominent people in Grand Valley history.
Palisade Historical Society - Guided Walking Tours
Learn about Palisade pioneer life, early businesses and fruit industry all while you're exercising!
Library Resources on Sports and Other Exercise