Healthy Hero: February 2018

Healthy Hero: February 2018
Posted on 02/15/2018
Rachel and workout members

Healthy Hero: February 2018

This month, we decided to re-honor two of our previous Healthy Heroes because they have continued to show such excellent determination and passion for health and well-being! Rachel Olson from Riverview Elementary and Connie Berg from Dodge Middle School have been nominated this time around by colleagues from their buildings and the Wellness Committee. Each of these women have a passion for health and wellness and an unending commitment to help others create and achieve their own personal fitness goals.

“These two are masters at making everyone feel comfortable. They modify the exercises to the level that people can or want to work out at. It’s awesome! They are really topping this off,”  said Lorraine Kennedy, 6th grade teacher at DMS.

Rachel and Connie both said they are motivated to help others with their health journeys because they hate the thought of people wanting to workout and improve their lifestyles, but not knowing what to do to get started. Both women have been volunteering their time Monday - Friday by leading 30-minute exercise sessions in the DMS weight room. The group starts at 3:30 and usually wraps up by 4:15. They want staff to know that all are welcome to stop by any day to see what it’s all about, meet other staff members and learn something new!

They are so dedicated to this program they’ve created, they will show up to teach even if just ONE person wants to work out that day! They do a variety of workouts so people don’t get bored or frustrated: Tabata, cardio circuits, body weight circuits, jogging/walking, yoga, Pilates, aerobic videos etc.

The Wellness Committee is so inspired by these two that the committee has decided to hold the March 19th meeting at DMS so they can participate in Rachel and Connie’s workout session.

The photo above shows Rachel with a few of the participants from an after-school workout session as they pose for a post-workout selfie!! She loves taking pictures everyday with the workout groups to show her pride for getting groups to show up and get to work!

Congratulations Rachel and Connie, and thank you for all you do to keep our district healthy!

Farmington Area Public Schools Healthy Heroes are members of our school community who have made positive changes to enhance wellness in their lives or the lives of others. They are selected from nominations submitted to our Farmington Area Public Schools Wellness Committee. For more information about the wellness committee please click here.

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