Stepping Up and Stepping Out With Our Monday Morning Fitness Club
- Maria Woods, Postma Elementary School
- Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Teamwork
Over the course of this school year, we have had the opportunity to invite over 50 students to participate in our Monday Morning Fitness Club. This club met every Monday morning for about an hour before school to compete against and with each other in high intensity and high cardio exercises. On sunny days we would go outside and run the track, on rainy days we would stay in the gym and play high cardio games such as Mat Ball. The students and coaches all agreed to wear a pedometer to track our steps during that hour, and the student with the highest steps for that week would get awarded the weekly toe tag for the most steps! Also, when kids would reach a certain mile marker they got to sign a poster for the whole school to see! So far, we have a combined step count for year of over 576,000 steps! That is over 288 Miles. To end our fitness program, the principal has asked us to participate in our End of the Year Show Case event for the community and students. Here we will perform our high intensity 15 minute line dance routine we have been working on. At Postma Elementary we are proud to be a part of the Marathon Kids Play and Fuel Up to Play 60 program. This doesn't just teach us about eating healthy and being active, it also shows us how to motivate and encourage each other so we can all be healthy together!