Zumba At Recess


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Students at Sawtooth Elementary school in Twin Falls are getting fit while doing zumba.

It all became reality after a physical education teacher at the school received a large grant.

Darla Peterson has been teaching physical education for 21-years and is excited to bring a new trend to recess, students are grooving to music while exercising.

The school received a $3650.00 grant from the fuel up to play 60 program, funded by the Idaho Dairymen and the NFL.

"They love it, I love it. It's a lot of fun and the gym is packed during lunchtime with the kids coming in and dancing,” said Darla Peterson, Sawtooth Elementary School.

The program promotes school nutrition and physical activity.

Darla Peterson is using the funds to pay for a zumba instructor and a smoothie blender.

"We are purchasing a smoothie blender with the grant money and smoothies add a fun component to breakfast,” said April Bruns, Fuel Up To Play 60.

Peterson chose zumba for the students because it’s the latest trend that gets students moving on their feet.

"I'm really happy our school got involved with this and it was a great opportunity to get out there and moving around and not just walking around talking at recess, it's something to do” said Paige Fullmer, student.

A fun way to teach students about fitness and living a healthy lifestyle.

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