Blythe Park Fitness News: Cardio Kids and Bulldog Challenge

Posted by admin on November 11, 2014 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article


Great job to all the students who turned in their fitness calendars for October! They will get their paw print charms this week!  Don’t forget to keep track of your fitness activities in November!

Instead of Wellness Wednesday this month we will have Fitness Friday!  On Friday, November 14, Ms. Gorman will be out fitness guest and she will lead the students in a cardio kickboxing class.

Kickboxing is a defense sport that combines elements of karate, Muay Thai, and Western Boxing.  It originated in Japan in the 1960’s and was brought to the United States in the 1970’s.  There are many different versions of kickboxing, so the American teaching of kickboxing is typically a fusion of several different styles.  Cardio kickboxing, which is what the students will practice on Fitness Friday, is a form of exercise designed to raise the heart rate, target/strengthen the core muscles, and improve overall flexibility and coordination.


Cardio Kids will meet this week on Thursday, November 13th and Friday, November 14th.  Please have your runners/walkers dressed appropriately for the activity and the weather and be ready to go at 7:50am.   Parents are welcome to join in for some exercise as well.

On Friday, November 21st, we will hold our first annual Cocoa Run!  All Cardio Kids will be running.  Mr.Bartelt, Ms. Ravenhorst and Ms. Gorman would love if parents joined us for this run as well.  We will begin a little earlier that morning (7:40 AM).  There will be music, Santa/Elf hats , cookies and hot chocolate. If any parents would like to run, please email Ms. Gorman so she will know how many hats to order. Looking forward to everyone coming out to join the fun!

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