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Teaching Kids The Importance Of Individual Responsibility For Fitness

Elementary Students Get Kid-Sized Workout Machines, Teaches Kids The Importance Of Individual Responsibility For Fitness

An elementary school in Mishicot, Wisconsin, has been furnished with a room full of cardio machines fit for a kid, according to The small room contains several miniature-sized cardio equipment machines common to typical health clubs: ellipticals, stair steppers, and rowing machines. During a typical physical education class at the school, students start out with group exercises in the gymnasium before going into the cardio room for a more individual-based approach to fitness.
Robert Hagenow, physical education instructor, told the news source that the intention is to teach children how to exercise on their own. "If you think of adults, when they continue to work out when they get out of school, usually it is individual based and they go to a (gym) or wellness center," Hagenow said. "We are trying to promote that idea of staying physically fit through doing your own thing."

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