Troy School’s New Fitness Center
Fitness legend Jake Steinfeld, known best from his workout series "Body by Jake" was in the Northern Tier this afternoon to help cut the ribbon on a $100,000 fitness center.
September 13, 2012
Troy (WENY) - Fitness legend Jake Steinfeld, known best from his workout series "Body by Jake" was in the Northern Tier this afternoon to help cut the ribbon on a $100,000 fitness center. Troy intermediate school was one out of hundreds chosen by the Governor's Fitness Council to receive the brand new center, all in an effort to promote child health. The school won the contest in May, but today was the day it officially opened. What better way to celebrate a brand new fitness center than a pep rally with Body By Jake's, Jake Steinfeld. He worked with The Governor's Fitness Council to sponsor an intense competition throughout Pennsylvania. Jim Whitehead the Executive Director of the Governor's Fitness Council says only three schools won a state-of-the-art fitness center.
“It was really on the basis of merit after looking at applications from all over the state, this school was selected based on its commitment to physical activity and healthy lifestyles.”
Troy Intermediate School's physical education teacher Christina Sheely put the grant together. She had to prove to the council that troy was a leader when it comes to student health.
“We are going to use the fitness center as much as we can all of our students three through six will be able to come in and we will do it during physical education classes and any other time that we have open,” says Sheely.
The center has 24 different machines and the kids work in pairs in a rotation. Students get a serious workout in just over 30 minutes.
“When kids feel good about themselves they work harder in everything that they do we are hoping that we will give them some life style changes, some things that they can do when they go on that will help them feel good about themselves work hard at everything that they do,” says Principal Rebecca Stanfield.
Troys Intermediate School has no salt shakers in the entire school, making it hard to be unhealthy.