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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       
August 10, 2006

 

 

FREE PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AT FARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

           

            The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will begin offering free physical activities on September 5 at Farrington High School for students and adults in the Kalihi community.  This is the second year DPR’s In-motion Program has been operating at Farrington High School.

 

            The In-motion program offers five different activities for Farrington High School students: circuit training, lunch volleyball, lunch dance, support group and hip-hop. Activities take place either during lunch or after school. Circuit training is a new activity, which involves specific exercises for one minute and rotating to other exercises. According to Meghan McGurk, Project Coordinator, “The activity is basically a ‘Curves’ for teenagers. Each session takes approximately 16 minutes, and we are open Monday through Thursday two hours after school, giving students four chances to get their workout in. Each 16-minute workout is offered every half-hour.”

           

            For adults, DPR will offer three classes—basic body fitness, exercise for educators, salsa and swing dance. Exercise for educators (M/W 3:15-4:15) is designed for the faculty at Farrington High School. However, this year’s program has invited teachers and faculty from nearby schools. Basic Body Fitness (M/F 5:30-6:30) and the salsa (W 5:30-7:00) are designed for working adults who are not normally active. “All the classes are designed for beginners,” said Reid Tamashiro, Project Manager. “The atmosphere is casual and friendly. The participants seem to like the social aspect as much as the physical activity.”

           

            The project is a collaboration between DPR, Department of Health’s Healthy Hawai’i Initiative and Farrington High School. For more information about the other classes, please call Meghan McGurk at 554-4858.

 

 

 

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

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