To promote safety and wellness during the pandemic, students in Fitness classes this term participated in live remote activities led by Greater Level Training (GLT) twice weekly with assistance from Horizons School faculty. GLT performed pre and post assessments to measure student progress during the fall, noted individual improvements, and offered encouragement. Data from the assessments showed that as a group, the students had improved upper body, lower body, and core strength compared to their performance at the beginning of the fall! Students shared individual outcomes, for instance, “My flexibility improved,” “I became stronger and faster,” and “I’m more relaxed.”
In addition, Horizons continued its partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the We Can Do It! Program. Our students benefited from nutrition and fitness assessment and mentoring by eager mentors via weekly Zoom meetings. University mentors developed “smart goals” with each student and evaluated progress during their follow-up meetings. Students will revisit individual goals and continue engaging in physical activity when classes resume after the holiday. Horizons School promotes developing lifelong wellness habits, including healthy eating and exercise!