Interested in a yoga or pilates class?

The YMCA Southside branch, 8284 Perkins Road, offers the two popular exercise classes.

At the yoga class, instructors will go through a series of poses designed to help with physical alignment, with an understanding of correct anatomical movements and various deep relaxation techniques.

The classes are held at 6:45 a.m. For a complete schedule, visit

The YMCA’s website also has information about its pilates class.

The class teaches traditional mat pilates that can be done anywhere and is designed to lengthen and strengthen your entire body using core muscles.

Boot camp Thursday

Baton Rouge General’s Bluebonnet campus is hosting a fitness boot camp Thursday, May 29, at 8585 Picardy Blvd.

Fitness boot camp is a group exercise class that mixes traditional calisthenics and body weight exercises with interval training and strength training.

Class costs $3. Call (225) 763-4050.

Library sites under review

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library Board is weighing possible locations for the long-discussed south branch, but officials say they are still months away from moving forward with a purchase.

A consultant hired to scout locations for the south branch library has turned over 15 potential sites. The Library Board has decided to hire an engineering firm to help select three to five top choices among the suggestions given by Leotta-Evers Consulting. Issues such as environmental and wetland impacts will be weighed.

The library has been proposed to serve a loosely defined area that stretches from Essen Lane on the east to Stanford Avenue to the west, and from Perkins Road on the north down to the river at its south.

A map and details about the prospective sites have been posted on the library system’s website at

Highland Court plans OK’d

Plans are moving forward on the Highland Court subdivision near Highland Road Community Park.

The City-Parish Planning Commission unanimously approved plans for the 17-lot residential subdivision during a recent meeting.

Developer Rusty Guilorum said he anticipates the subdivision will be made up of single-story homes, each approximately 2,200-square-feet. The subdivision is located north of Amiss Road and west of Westchester Drive. No one spoke out against its development during the commission’s meeting.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email, or

Deadline: Noon Monday.