BAINBRIDGE – Kenston High School will host a community fitness day 1 – 4 p.m. April 15 featuring activities and Olympic gold medal gymnast Dominique Moceanu.
Moceanu will sign autographs and pose for pictures from 1-2 p.m.
Called Play Blue – In Motion, the event will take place in the main gym, auxiliary gym, the loft gym area and connecting areas. It is designed to connect physical fitness to academic achievement. Visitors are encouraged to come dressed to play.
Activities will encompass several zones, including fitness, nutrition a play zone and a spin and climb zone.
Each zone will feature a different activity, including a student cook-off, mini sports clinics, performances and demos in zumba, yoga, kuk sul do, swing dance, soccer, basketball, tennis, volleyball, spin cycling and more.
Many activities will be geared for younger visitors, including an inflatable bounce house.
One of the activitities than many guests may not have seen is the Exergaming equipment. What is Exergaming? Exergaming is a great tool to motivate people to participate and engage through games.
“I couldn’t be happier with our “exergaming” equipment purchased from Exergame Fitness! Children of all ages within the Kenston Local School District enjoy this fun, challenging way of exercising, which many have never experienced in a school setting. It is especially exciting to see our younger students after they have used our iDANCE System or Railyard Fitness: rosey cheeked and smiling! Exergame Fitness has allowed us to engage students in the Physical Education setting that may have been previously “turned off” to physical activity,” Jeff Gowdy, PEP Grant Facilitator.
Participants can test fitness equipment, meet Kenston athletes and coachs, meet with a personal nutrition consultant, enjoy free recipes, smoothie samples and healthy snacks.
Fifty fitness-oriented businesses are participating with displays, demonstrations and donated raffle prizes.
The high school is located at 9500 Bainbridge Road.
The Play Blue initiative began when Kenston received a $677,000 federal grant in October 2010 for physical education programming for the district’s 3,100 K-12 students. Today, each of the five district school buildings has a fitness area with age-appropriate equipment to promote a lifetime of physical fitness