At C.M. Russell High School, hundreds of students are benefiting from a new exercise option thanks to help from One Class At A Time.
Health Enhancement Department Leader and C.M.R. head softball coach Lindsey Gustafson was able to buy 24 penalty boxes for her students.
The new materials can be used in a number of exercises that work the whole body in a short amount of time.
“It definitely helps, like especially for height, you can bend it up and then you can jump over it and you can use multiple ones to do speed and height,” said C.M.R. freshman and basketball player Brooklyn D’Ewart.
Gustafson said the penalty boxes help students during conditioning days, but the workout materials also provide something new as well.
“It’s gonna be really exciting to work on footwork and agility and just building strength with our legs and quickness,” she said. “And I think that’s something that we can always improve on-whether you’re a student in P.E. classes, you’re in the fitness classes, weight training or being an athlete.”
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