Article: Fitness without boundaries

Fitness without boundaries

Students running in the gym at CES. Big screen to the right of photo.

PE teachers Shayne Sudol, Bethany Matsko, Brooke Elnicky and Greg Kincaid at Churchville Elementary and Chestnut Ridge Schools got together recently to inaugurate a new cardiovascular endurance challenge for third- and fourth-graders ? the C-C 500 relay. The event was live-streamed on big screens in both locations, so students could see and cheer on their peers. Classes split into teams of four and then each team member ran up to four laps around their gym. As they passed the screen, runners waved and shouted words of encouragement for friends at the other school. Teams tracked their laps and enjoyed congratulating each other at the end of the event. 
 
“It’s a great way to make fitness fun and bring students from different schools together with technology,” said Sudol. “We’re looking at more ways to use the concept to encourage team building, community and healthy habits.”

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