I’m so excited for you to see the incredible level of physical fitness demonstrated in this video (these are high school students!), and yet, I’m also saddened by how far the state of physical education in our schools has fallen.
President John F. Kennedy took La Sierra High School in Carmichael, California, and made it the “poster child” of his commitment to make America a healthy place.
As said in the video, “President Kennedy knew that if America was physically healthy, it would be mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and patriotically healthy.”
The President was never able to see his vision to fruition, but perhaps the new Administration will see the value in leading a new generation of Americans (and especially their parents) to get beyond “participation trophies” and become their absolute best.
I know the producers of the video have an IndieGoGo crowdfunding page, and are raising money to make a film about the La Sierra High School program. I’m not associated with them, but I encourage you to to go here to find out more about what they’re doing.
I’m 100% behind the desire to get our young people fully functional, and ready for the challenges they–and we as a nation–are facing and will face.
I hope you are too.
We’ve heard a lot about “making America great again.” I’m all for that. Let’s start in the schools.
To your health and fitness,
Patrick Rooney is the Owner of GREEK PHYSIQUE™, LLC, a Personal Training company located in Middle Tennessee, which specializes in body sculpting for men and women. Patrick is certified through the National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC). Patrick is available for Personal Training, Small Group Training, and Nutritional Consulting, both in person and via phone and Skype. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.