Grantee Blog 2020

Ringwood Youth Exercise Program

This past August over at E.G. Hewitt School the Ringwood recreation department had a youth exercise program running from August 2nd through August 18th. The program, run by Physical Education teacher and Certified Trainer Brian DeCarlo and intern Evan Mayerhauser (William Paterson University Student, Physical Education Major)  focused on providing participants with a chance to train their speed, agility, quickness, balance, strength and coordination. Focus on upper and lower body was done on alternating days while endurance was added into the different exercises that were performed. Alongside being a good chance to get physically active, but also as a social situation and a chance to make some new friends. One of the exciting benefits of this year program was the inclusion of the new exercise equipment added to the field at Hewitt School.

While it is important to get exercise through a thought-out program, motivation to exercise can also be built from self exploration. The final ten minutes of each class provided participants a chance to play with the other kids there, either on the playground, playing tag, or shooting hoops with the basketball. When having fun you may not even realize that you’re being active.

Whether you want your child to prepare for their fall sports or just want them to get some exercise and have some fun the youth exercise program is a great way for your child to spend their summer. We hope to see you there next year!

This work is supported by funding from the Atlantic Health System as part of the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network.

About the Grantee

Borough of Ringwood

Our team is made up of employees from the Ringwood Health and Recreation Department, Ringwood Board of Education, and Department of Public Works. Our initiative is to promote health and wellness to the residents of the beautiful town of Ringwood!