Did you know the Baldwinsville Central School District has a fitness trail on its main campus on East Oneida Street, available for all students, staff and community members to use?
The trail consists of 10 fitness stations, each designed to work a different part of the body. It also provides a great walking path. The trail begins behind the high school with strength and stretch bars to warm up the muscles. It then loops behind Elden Elementary School, around Durgee Junior High School, and back to the high school. Other stations along the trail include a sit-up bench, a vertical jump and a leg press.
The fitness trail offers another opportunity outside of physical education classes for students to increase or maintain their physical fitness, which is one of the goals of the wellness policy that the district adopted in 2006. You can read the wellness policy at bville.org, under District Information. All district residents are welcome to use the fitness trail.
Staff members are using the trail with their classes.
Donald Rindfuss, a fifth-grade teacher at Elden Elementary School, takes his students out on the trail about two or three times a week when the weather is good. He said it provides them with a healthy way to let out some stress while getting exercise.
Beth Mahon, a family and consumer science teacher at Baker High School, likes to take her classes out on the fitness trail at least once a month for the same reasons. On the walks, she emphasizes to her students the importance of working physical activity into their daily routines to stay healthy.
Baker High School students (from left) Jim Lang, Nate Stoughtenger and Joey Shaheen use the sitting rotator station on the Baldwinsville Central School District's fitness trail, which is open to all members of the school district community.