Duncan Public Library will soon play host for a national study set to begin early next year.

The study is a three month video-led fitness study conducted by the Geri-Fit Company and volunteers are needed to participate.

To qualify, individuals must be over 65-years-old and not participate in any kind of strength training exercises, though walking, tai chi and yoga are allowed.

Most exercises performed in the study will allow

participants to sit in a chair and they will not have to get on the floor.

According to a press release from Geri-Fit, those who participate in the study must complete as many of the 24 classes given over the 12-week period, which begins Jan. 14 and ends mid-April.

Attendees should bring their own set of two to three pound dumbbell weights, a stretch band or towel, and water to stay hydrated during the workout.

Participants will exercise to a Geri-Fit DVD and several different levels of the workout will be shown over the course of the study.

Classes are set for twice a week for 45 minutes each period. Everyone is encouraged to work out at their own pace, though good attendance is requested.

According to Geri-Fit, “upon completion of the 12-week study, each participant will fill out a survey to help evaluate the effectiveness of the video-led classes and to determine if their strength, stamina, balance and range of motion has improved.”

The Geri-Fit video fitness classes begin Jan. 16 and will be hosted from 9-9:45 a.m. Wednesday and Friday. Limited space is available.

To sign up, call the Duncan Public Library front desk at 580-255-0636. To learn more about the “evidence-based” fitness program, visit gerifit.com.