GETTING FIT FOR LIFE
Imagine thousands of fifth graders from three parishes gathering on a football field to move and groove.
That was the scene Wednesday at Independence Stadium at the State Fairgrounds in Shreveport, where more than 1,600 Bossier Parish students participated for the first time in "Fit For Life." The annual event, the brainchild of fitness guru Robert "Superman" Blount, centers around the importance of exercise and adopting healthy habits.
With the music cranked up, Patrick Moseley with Moseley's Movements, got the kids' hearts pumping as he led them in aerobic dance. Lifted In Faith inspired students as they demonstrated feats of strength. Several children showed off their fencing moves while others did a karate and self defense demo to the sounds of "Footloose," the point being it doesn't matter how you exercise as long as you do it -- and do it for a lifetime.
Students on Benton Elementary's Archery Team were also put in the spotlight for their outstanding showing at the state archery tournament. Again, a sport that is another form of exercise.
The student version of "Fit For Life" is a precursor to another big event this weekend at the Shreveport Convention Center. For more information on that, just click on this link. http://www.bfitforlife.org
In the meantime, get outside and get fit this summer. That goes for moms and dads, too! And if it's too hot to be outdoors, you can still break a sweat 'inside' by getting the body moving and the heart pumping.