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Posted on: April 26, 2019

2019 Installments of Move with Mayor Broome Announced

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 26, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the 2019 installments of Move with Mayor Broome, an initiative focused on improving the health of Baton Rouge residents through physical exercise. This year, Mayor Broome is partnering with BREC Parks and YMCA gyms throughout Baton Rouge.


Mayor Broome will also incorporate her newly adopted rescue pup, Mordecai, into her workouts for 2019. Known as Move with the Mayor and Mordecai, residents and their dogs are encouraged to join the mayor and her pup as they walk around local BREC dog parks. Non-dog owners are also welcome to join the walks.


At the YMCA, Mayor Broome will join popular group exercises classes at various locations beginning with YMCA Southside on May 6. YMCA members can expect to see the mayor in line dancing and Zumba classes this year.


“I am eager to continue my health journey and encourage residents to make physical activity a regular part of their lifestyles,” said Mayor Broome. “This new partnership with BREC and the YMCA will enable us to explore new and fun workouts with residents of all ages.”


Schedule of events:

  • April 30 at 6 p.m. - BREC Forest Community Park's Dog Park
  • May 6 at 5:30 p.m. - Zumba at the Southside YMCA 
  • May 21 at 6 p.m. - BREC City Park's Dog Park
  • June 19 at 10 a.m. - Line Dancing at the A.C. Lewis YMCA 
  • June 22 at 11 a.m. - Dog Day at BREC Bluebonnet Swamp


All events are free and open to the public. Details about each event can be found here, or by calling 225-389-3100.

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