Fitness Retreat Vacations: 7 Destinations
According to the report, students in grades five and seven improved in aerobic capacity and body composition, two of the six areas that are assessed annually. Students in grade nine showed improvement in aerobic capacity, but dipped in body composition and only about a third of students in all grades scored in the “Healthy Fitness Zone” in all categories. “Flexibility was an area that was down across the board and we need to put some focus Insanity Workout Review on that area and see if we can make some improvements,” said Fresno Unified Physical Education Manager Alan Kristensen. Fresno Unified is one of many districts currently taking steps to address the problem.
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California schools’ fitness tests: About one-third of students met the goals
2/ Get well in the Hudson Valley Escape to Shape runs the Destination Detox program in a renovated 18th century house two hours north of New York. Weeklong retreats for all fitness levels are available through Novemberthey come with transfers to and from the train station and are limited to 12participants. A one-day juice cleanse (kale, lemon, and ginger) and a nutritional assessment set the tone for your stay, which includes activities such as three-hour hikes to landmarks like the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, vinyasa yoga sessions, Pilates, and massages every other day. The program is more wellness-immersion than backbreaking boot camp. Meals are low-fat and often organic, but theyre not all about calorie restriction.
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Students at all three grade levels in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties scored above the state average in meeting fitness goals in all six areas. Milpitas High School in Santa Clara County offers a wide range of physical education courses that entice more students to continue taking them in their junior and senior years, said Principal Ken Schlaff. Nearly 40 percent of freshmen at the school scored in the “Healthy Fitness Zone” in all six areas, surpassing the state average. Schlaff said the school plans to start a campaign encouraging more students to walk and bike to school. The school has also added a salad bar to its cafeteria and offers dance and yoga to make students aware of the need to live a healthy lifestyle. “We’re trying to take more of a holistic approach,” he said.
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