Friday, February 1, 2008

For Students, New Gym Is an Exercise in Health

“Club 49, named after the number of the classroom it replaced, has 24 stationary bicycles, 20 elliptical trainers, exercise balls, four flat-screen TVs and six computers used to store and track students' progress. During school hours, students who couldn't pass a state fitness test use Club 49 instead of going to a regular PE class. After school, it's open to all students in San Marcos Middle's after-school program. All are trying to meet state standards in areas such as cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and upper-body strength. The state test also requires that a student's body-mass index, calculated using height and weight, is within a healthy range.”

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