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New BCLfit Wellness Resource Centers Now Open
  
- Get free health/wellness resources and coaching at two library locations -
  
DATE: August 1, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division

PHONE: 954-357-7402
EMAIL: cmcelrath@Broward.org


BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County Libraries recently launched BCLfit: Broward County Library Wellness Resource Centers, a  new family health and wellness initiative, at the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 and North Lauderdale Saraniero Branch Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068.

BCLfit's goal is to combat cultural, physical and economic barriers in Broward County that prevent access to healthy nutritional choices and active lifestyles. The program, which is free and open to all ages, is scheduled to run until February 2018.

Register for BCLfit either by calling or visiting the two participating locations, then set up free appointments with a nutritionist, fitness instructor and fitness trainer. These health and wellness experts will visit each library at set times during the week to offer advice and encouragement. There will also be fitness equipment such as pedometers, fitness trackers, jump ropes and Frisbees that participants can check out from either BCLFit location.

"Nutrition and fitness go hand in hand," says Michael Bryant, Broward County Libraries Adult Services Coordinator. "With BCLfit, customers can gain a better understanding of how to safely exercise, eat healthily and track their fitness success."

For more information or to register for BCLfit, please call the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (954-357-6282) or the North Lauderdale Saraniero Branch Library (954-357-6660).

BCLfit: Broward County Library Wellness Resource Centers are funded through the Broward Public Library Foundation and has been made possible by support from the following: Community Foundation of Broward Funds:Broward's Tribute to Children Fund; Ann Adams Fund; Jan and Ed Crocker Unrestricted Fund and Community Impact Fund.

About Broward County Libraries Division
Broward County Libraries Division, named 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than 7.5 million walk-in customers visiting its 38 locations annually. Broward County Libraries Division provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website, Broward.org/Library, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter

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