IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Irvington Middle School students are developing healthy habits and increasing their physical activity through the fitness boot camp in their physical education classes, taught by Brian Agosti and Kate Becker.
Through a variety of cardio and strength exercises, the students learned that they can have fun while building up their confidence and working toward a lifetime of physical and emotional well-being.
As part of the boot camp, the students gained an understanding of what muscles each exercise strengthens, how short spurts of muscular strength provide a good cardio workout and learned how to perform different skills, such as planks and squats, with a correct form.
“They performed multiple exercises in a timed interval to the music that they love, which made it fun,” Becker said. “They worked according to their individual fitness levels and learned new skills they can add to their personal fitness routines.”
The students rotated through a variety of fitness stations that had them sweat while doing planks, lunges, squats, hurdle hops, push-ups and sit-ups. Some of the exercises included lifting kettlebells from the floor to one’s shoulder, leaning against a wall while holding a medicine ball and testing one’s agility on a floor ladder.
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