February 2020 Healthy Hero

February 2020 Healthy Hero: BMS 6AM Workout Group
Posted on 02/14/2020
 BMS 6AM Workout Group

Congratulations to the Boeckman Middle School 6AM Workout Group: Heather Ballstadt, Nicole McGuire, Jen Venz, Kendra Caduff, Manuela Mathies, Lori Lukasezck, and Amy Leafblad! These Farmington Area Public Schools staff members are our February 2020 Healthy Heroes. They were chosen by the Wellness Committee for their consistent and long-standing commitment to physical and mental wellness. 

     “For the last two and a half years we have committed to exercising to help balance daily stresses. It’s a great way to wake up and get going and have enough energy for the students,” said Heather Ballstadt. “We started with just two of us doing different workouts in the morning.  We decided to workout together to help hold each other more accountable. Doing the same workout made it easier for us to push each other and to give it our all. There are now seven of us that work out five days a week,” she explained.  

     Ballstadt said there were many benefits to exercising in the morning including increased motivation, creativity and decision making skills. When asked if she had advice for others who might want to make similar commitments to wellness she said, “Don’t be afraid to just start; modify exercises if needed.  Even if you have an injury there is something you can do. Set up challenges/goals for yourself make sure you check those every now and then.”

     Thank you to the Boeckman Middle School 6AM Workout Group for setting a positive example of wellness in our Farmington Area Public Schools community!




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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