John Eager Howard Gets Fit!

JEH student practices taking her pulse after exercising with Coach Kaplan.

JEH student practices taking her pulse after exercising with Coach Kaplan.

This year John Eager Howard welcomes B’More Fit Academy to the family! At JEH, we believe that in order to relieve stress and for our children to be focused learners, we need to be actively taking care of our bodies. That’s why this year we’re partnering with B’More Fit Academy to bring fitness breaks to our classes. Fitness breaks are 5 minute opportunities for teachers to lead students in simple exercises throughout the instructional day because we know when students are physically active they’re better able to focus.

For the first two months of the year, while school staff become accustomed to the program, Coach Jon Kaplan visits classes every Tuesday to lead classes in the activities. Check out these videos from one of his recent visits: