RB students experience health, activity at family fitness day

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Photo Credit: Jeena M. Boals

By Holly DeCarlo-White
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

Robinson Barracks Elementary School’s PTSA hosted their first Family Fitness Day, Jan. 22 in the RBES gymnasium to share fitness related topics with families.

The event also offered an opportunity to learn about community resources that promote mind, body and health to give the sense of the overall importance of fitness.

The RBES activity day gave families a chance to try several programs and exercise classes offered within the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart military community.

“Our goal is to show RBES families the opportunities that are within our military community,” RBES PTSA President, and yoga instructor, Dorothy Armstrong said.

Children flowed freely in ten-minute intervals between stations with health professionals, coaches and fitness instructors who offered a taste of Zumba, yoga, Pilates, Taekwando, self defense, Four Square, volleyball and boot camp classes, and how fun fitness can be.

Participants included representatives and volunteers from Child Youth School Services Sports, Child Youth School Services, Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program, Army Substance Abuse Program, and Robinson Barracks Fitness Center. AFN broadcasted live throughout the hour-long event, rolling out tips and information to the entire Stuttgart military community.

Families were also able to learn about nutritious topics, such as healthy food choices. To promote tasty no-to-natural sugar content beverage ideas, the event featured a unique flavored water bar with low-cost items used to flavor regular tap water, including sliced apples with cinnamon, citrus fruits and cucumbers.

For information on youth and adult fitness programs available in the Stuttgart military community, visit http://stuttgart.armymwr.com.