Our gym classes provide students with physical exercise on a consistent basis. This class is particularly important for the physical well-being of children who do not engage in physical activities outside of school. This class features activities that raise the heart rate, increase the pulse rate and rev up metabolism. According to the American Heart Association, gym classes can help teach children skills that can help them be active their whole lives. The physical exertion also helps the mind, as children will find they are able to think more clearly and are able to focus better in other classes following a physical education period.
Our classes helps students strengthen their coordination. We provide a variety of activities that increase coordination, such as ball throwing and catching, swinging a bat, kicking a ball, and maneuvering a racket.
Hoops for Heart
Hoops For Heart is a national fundraising program jointly sponsored by SHAPE America and the AHA. Hoops for Heart promotes physical activity, heart healthy living, and community service. Hoops for Heart is a fun event for the entire school, promotes community service, funds lifesaving research and educational programs that fight heart disease and stroke, and teaches students to set goals and discover that they can make a difference!
PS 145 Gymnastics Club
The PS 145 Gymnastics Club is an exciting, non-competitive gymnastics experience that will help students develop and continually improve their strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and self-esteem. Through this program, students learn different gymnastics techniques, work on their flexibility, and improve their form. Students are also given the opportunity to form new relationships with peers and adults, while working together and building confidence.