A perfect way to start the day
Thursday, 13 February 2014 16:32
For some time now, West Point Elementary School Physical Education teachers Barb Rolf and Jason Redmond have wanted a way to promote additional exercise and fitness.
Leading an active lifestyle is not only essential to a child’s health and well-being, but it also helps improve brain function, both teachers said.
As a way to promote fitness and wellness, Rolf and Redmond are co-directing a Cub Cadet Morning Fitness Club, which was launched at the beginning of the school year.
“When our PE classes got cut back to once a week, we decided we had to do something. And this is what we came up with,” Rolf said.
The fitness club, while optional, is open to all West Point Elementary students. The club meets every weekday morning from 7:30 to 7:55 a.m. for organized fitness activities.
Depending on the time of year, or the weather, students are either outside on the WPES playground or inside of the school’s gymnasium. Regardless, students have stations in which to workout. After a two-minute session, students rotate to a different station.
Various drills at each station are done to help improve conditioning, coordination, agility, strength and various athletic skills.
Each month, something new is added to the fitness regiment in order to help with the overall physical development of students.
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