A fitness instructor has added his exercise programmes to the list of services on offer at Hertfordshire's libraries.

In 2023, the county's library services saw a record number of visitors, including many elderly residents who took part in John Molyneux's movement-focused programmes.

John, who runs Herts-based health centre Molyfit, recognised social groups were springing up in libraries all over the county and so launched 'Move Yourself to Better Health'.

The Comet: John Molyneux with library goersJohn Molyneux with library goers (Image: media-vu)

Social care librarian Chris Perera said: "With libraries diversifying all the time, I could see what a wonderful addition John’s sessions would be to our health and wellbeing offer."

Charlotte Bird, from Herts Sport and Physical Activity Partnership, said: "John’s philanthropic approach is truly remarkable.

"He’s already launched a programme to help those with Parkinson's exercise to better health.

"Now he’s focusing on people who perhaps would never consider starting any exercise programme to benefit their health."

John added: "Inactivity can cause all sorts of health problems to people who may be struggling at the moment.

"That’s why I'm starting a range of free exercise sessions to encourage people to become more active and live longer better."

The next library to benefit from the campaign is Letchworth, on the Broadway, in May.