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Knoxville Teachers Hope to Expand Personal Fitness Class

Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 6:28 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Aaron Gernes

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Knoxville High School Physical Education teachers Troy Rider and Rhonda Douglas are hoping to expand their personal fitness class in the upcoming year. They discussed with the school board on Monday what they have seen with the new class this year.

Personal fitness focuses on individuals; Rider and Douglas explained that there are no units – students spend 1-2 days a week in the weight room, and 1-2 days a week working on cardio. Many cardio workouts take place at the Knoxville Recreation Center, and include things such as Zumba classes, spinning classes, and agility work.

High school student Katie Utterback gave a testimonial to the board, telling them how taking the class in the first semester helped her in all facets of life. Rider and Douglas say they want to be able to offer another section of the class in the early morning, starting before school starts. Superintendent Dr. Randy Flack says the board will look to find a way to make the class available to more students.