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Join the Cherry Creek Fitness Challenge!
Have fun, stay fit, and get your whole family in on the action by joining the Cherry Creek Fitness Challenge this summer.
Designed for Cherry Creek elementary school students and their families, the challenge works like this: between Memorial Day, May 30, and Labor Day, Sept. 5, keep track of all your physical activity and convert it to miles (using the handy dandy mileage conversion guidelines below!)  The goal is to log the equivalent of 26.2 miles – a marathon! – over the course of the summer, with the last mile completed with family, friends, classmates and teachers at the First American State Bank (FASB) Fitness Festival on Sat., Sept. 10.
“Research shows that kids who are healthy do better academically,” said Dr. Scott Siegfried, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Support Services for Cherry Creek Schools.  “So helping kids stay active supports our district goal of academic achievement for all students.”
The Cherry Creek Fitness Challenge is part of the district’s Comprehensive Wellness Strategy, which promotes healthy students and schools through wellness, good nutrition and regular physical activity.
Elementary school students who participate in the Cherry Creek Fitness Challenge and the FASB Fitness Festival will receive a medal and recognition in their school newsletter.  See your P.E. teacher for more information as well as mileage tracker sheets, mileage conversion guidelines, and FASB Fitness Festival registration forms.  Those forms are also available at
All physical activity counts!  Here are some examples from the mileage conversion guidelines:
• Lifestyle/Light Intensity Physical Activity: 30 minutes nonstop = 1 Mile
Gardening/yard work, Housework, Recess, Stretching, Childcare, Recreational sports & games, Tai Chi, Walking, Yoga, Shopping, Badminton, Trampoline jumping, Volleyball, Skateboarding, Water Aerobics
• Moderate Intensity Physical Activity: 15 minutes nonstop = 1 Mile
Aerobics Class, Bicycling, Dance, Football, Golf w/out cart, Hiking, Ice Skating, Rollerblading, Jogging, Martial arts, Skiing-Downhill, Snowboarding, Swimming, Tennis, Walking, Brisk Weights, Basketball, Racquetball, Football
• Vigorous Intensity Physical Activity: 10 minutes nonstop= 1 Mile
Mountain Climbing, Backpacking, Circuit weight training, Ice/field hockey, Jumping Rope, Soccer, Racquet Sports, Running/race walking, Cross country skiing, Snowshoeing, Boxing
So get up, get going, and join the Cherry Creek Fitness Challenge and FASB Fitness Festival!
Posted 6/15/2011 2:17 PM
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