Research by the Women’s Sports Foundation reveals that active girls are more likely to have a positive body image, increased confidence, and higher self-esteem. Simply moving and playing are fundamental solutions for many of the serious health and social problems faced by girls. GirlsBeeFit (GBF) is an eight week after-school physical fitness program for girls in 4th and 5thgrade. Girls will spend approximately 30 minutes in a structured, supportive study environment and the goal will be to complete one homework assignment. Following the homework period, girls will participate in an hour of physical activity consisting of a warm up, running/fitness activity, and a cool down. We strongly encourage girls to wear appropriate workout clothes, such as shorts, t-shirt, and running shoes, to school on GBF days. There is an opportunity for girls to change clothes during the homework time; however, it takes away from the time to work on homework and can be time consuming due to the need for supervision and the minimal settings appropriate for changing. Most important this program will help promote self-confidence, good health practices, and academic achievement.
At the program’s conclusion, the girls will complete the Trick-or-Trot, a 5K (3.1 mile) running event. Trick-or-Trot is a Halloween-themed 5K run sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Brecksville. The race is scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 28 with the location to be determined. Timeline for the Fall 2017 Season:
Registration ends Thursday, August 31
Fall season begins on September 5 and concludes October 26
Program will run from 3:15 – 5:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Central School
5K event is Saturday, October 28 at 9:00 AM
Program Fees: $30/per participant. Includes the 8-week program, a technical t-shirt, and the 5K race registration fee which includes a race t-shirt. Race registration forms will be distributed as soon as available.
Check written out to Central School PSO for $30.00
All forms are available at http://www.centralschoolpso.com. Return completed forms, along with a check for $30 payable to the Central School PSO, to Central School Office – Attention: GirlsBeeFit byThursday, August 31, 2017. If you don’t have access to a computer, forms are available in the Central School office.