Grant brings exercise equipment to Delavan-Darien High School
DELAVAN A new 40-by-24-foot climbing wall and two new fitness areas will soon be available for use for students and residents in the Delavan-Darien School District.
The project is part of a $1 million federal Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant the district received in late 2009.
By late March, the high school will receive 10 Cybex treadmills, five Cybex total-body and five Cybex lower-body "arc trainers," three Cybex recumbent bikes and three Cybex upright exercise bikes. The school also ordered two Sci-Fit Pro trainers and eight Pro-Elite Spinning bikes that will go into the newly renovated cardio-fitness room.
An adjoining room is being renovated for group fitness training activities such as Zumba, Pilates, kickboxing and more. That room will be stocked with smaller fitness equipment required for those activities, such as BOSU balance balls, exercise balls and resistance bands.
The existing weight room at DDHS will be updated with new Cybex-brand strength training equipment, which will replace many of the circuit-training items students and DDHS athletes currently use.
A new fitness curriculum will start the next school year when DDHS begins offering new health and fitness course options.
Equipment will soon be purchased to develop a high-ropes course at the high school, a cross-country running track around the perimeter of the middle school and high school and outdoor gear such as kayaks and canoes.
As part of the grant, the high school fitness areas will be opened for public use after the development is complete. The grant also will help pay for staff supervision.