Shutdown protesters

Clayton Cooper Jr., right, of Laurel, was joined by two friends as he protested his furlough near the Capitol Wednesday, Oct. 2. (Photo courtesy of Clayton Cooper Jr. / October 2, 2013)

As the government shutdown moves into Day 4, Laurel city officials are offering free admission to city fitness centers for city residents who are furloughed government employees.

The city's fitness rooms and drop-in gyms are located at the Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, 7901 Cypress St., and the Laurel Armory Anderson-Murphy Community Center, Fifth and Montgomery streets. 

Proof of residency and a federal employee I.D are required for free admission.

For  information,  contact Laurel Parks and Recreation at 301-725-5300.