Every ShapeUp physical activity workshop ends with students gathering in a circle, hands together in the center, to shout out our motto: “Fit for life!” Physical trainer Billy Locke, who leads our P.A. workshops, uses this motto to remind students that fitness is a lifetime goal that we work toward day in and day out.
ShapeUp students not only learn the fundamentals of good exercise habits, including warming up, stretching, circuit and strength training, and cardiovascular exercise, they also learn about body composition, anatomy, and why physical activity is so important for a healthy body.
The beauty of these workshops is that they’re fun. From relay races to swinging from the monkey bars, Billy Locke is constantly coming up with new, creative ways to make the kids laugh and have fun while being active. In fact, the workshops are often more like playtime than workouts!
When physical activity is this much fun, being “fit for life” is a walk in the park.