Lower School students excel at the Presidential Physical Training Challenge!

At Gerstell Academy, students in first through eighth grades take part in the Presidential Physical Training ChallengeThe fitness challenge events test student’s abdominal strength (sit-ups), speed agility (shuttle run), cardiovascular endurance (distance run), upper body strength (push-ups), and flexibility of the lower back and hamstrings (sit-and-reach).    Students who score at or above the 50th percentile in all five events earn a “Red” National Physical Fitness AwardStudents who score at or above the 85th percentile in all five events earn a “Blue” Presidential Fitness AwardThis year in the lower school, 54 out of 76 participants earned either a red or blue fitness award!!!  Congratulations to all the lower school students who participated!!   

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