With obesity rates skyrocketing among our youth, Woodcraft Rangers is implementing an inter-school Health & Fitness Challenge for 4000 students.
The challenge, which began Sept. 29, will run every Friday for eight weeks at all the elementary and middle schools that participate in Woodcraft’s After School Programs. Woodcraft Rangers operates after school programs in 61 public schools and community centers in Los Angeles County, from the San Fernando Valley to the San Gabriel Valley to South Los Angeles to Southeast Los Angeles. Fifty-seven of the schools are participating in the Challenge.
The purpose of the Challenge is to excite and engage students in fun fitness activities during the hours immediately after school until 6 p.m. and on Saturdays, while at the same time providing them with a focus on their health and fitness.
Each Friday students will participate in a 45-minute obstacle course with “What Up, Warm Up” and various stations. The course will progressively get harder every two weeks. After the obstacle course or during rotation, students will participate in themed activities such as Zenergy/Yoga, Martial Arts, Caterpillar, KidTribe/Hula Hoops, and Jump for Life.
Schools will compete against the other schools within their region providing a friendly incentive among the students. The winners are determined by the highest attendance and greatest average minutes in movement. The first place student will receive a $1500 gift certificate to Living Spaces, tickets to the Donate Life Rose Parade Reception, four tickets to Wild Animal Park and four tickets to the San Diego Zoo. Second and third place students will receive tickets to the Donate Life Rose Parade Reception, four tickets to Wild Animal Park and four tickets to the San Diego Zoo.
For more information, visit www.woodcraftrangers.org.