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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • AHS Family Fitness Night a moving success a moving success

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  • Everyone received a workout Monday as the Ardmore High School Healthy Life Skills class had Family Fitness Night.
     
    "It went smoothly and as planned," said junior Conner McDaniel. "It was good for us to practice planning. We know now we can do this."
     
    The event featured students and YMCA instructors leading workout stations in various fitness activities. The class organized the event to share the things they learned with the community.
     
    Freshman Keana Noland attended the event and tried yoga for the first time.
     
    "I thought it would be boring when they said it was stretching," said freshman Noland. "Then they said it could help me with wrestling."
     
    Noland, who also plays softball and track, gave body combat a try.
     
    "It was hard. It made me sweat a lot," she said.
     
    However, yoga is the activity she really enjoyed and would do again.
     
    "It was cool. I didn't know I could do that," Noland said.
     
    The event also included booths from AHS Fuel Up to Play 60, Students Working Against Tobacco, Carter County Health Department, HerbaLife, Full Plate Diet and the Oklahoma Blood Institute.
     
    "Overall, for a student-led event, it has gone smoothly," said teacher Aimee Garrett. "They have learned about the production of a community service activity."
     
    Garrett plans to have students organize a similar event each semester.
     
    "Gyms can be threatening to some people," Garrett said. "Here, people can be with their friends and family, and we can build bonds with community."

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