Fitness Room Equipment
School: Algonquin Elementary School
The physical education program at Algonquin and Millside Elementary Schools has introduced a fitness element in the class warmup over the last four years. Utilizing circuit training I have found that my students love this type of warmup, and have become literate to the benefits of exercise. We have now decided to take it a step further and form an afterschool exercise club. This year we will start off with grades four through six, afterward we will decide if we can expand the program further. Regardless every grade level will use this equipment, be it through classroom warmups or through participation in the afterschool club. This grant will allow us to enhance our equipment inventory to provide variety in our exercise and classroom activity. This program will also help those who do not normally participate in team oriented afterschool programs, in developing confidence, attack childhood obesity, and give those children participate in an afterschool program that normally do not.