Across Minnesota, schools are working to increase physical activity within the instructional setting, building a foundation for lifelong physical activity. Active classroom breaks, physical education and recess all mean kids not only are healthier, but also learn better. Regular physical activity helps improve overall health and reduces your risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression and cancer. Freeborn County Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) collaborated with Albert Lea Area Pickleball Club and Martin’s Cycling & Fitness to provide Lakeview Elementary students a new prospect of Quality Physical Education helping demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Pictured Left to Right: Pickleball presented to help students meet K-12 Physical Education Standard. Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) Coordinator: Lana Howe, Lakeview Elementary Principal: Nick Sofio, Albert Lea Area Pickleball Club Member: Margie Barber, Owner Martin’s Cycling & Fitness: Scott Martin, Lakeview Elementary Physical Education/ Dape Teacher: Dyann Baumann , Albert Lea Area Pickleball Club Member: Gail Leverson.