Center Grove Middle School Central students this year will come out of physical education class knowing how to kick a wooden board in martial arts, do the dance steps in a Zumba class or work their feet in a boxing ring.
Starting in November, students will participate in more than the typical team sports during class. A few days a week, the school will offer voluntary alternatives, including jiu-jitsu, boxing and yoga. Kids can choose to stay in the regular class or attend the alternative lesson.
The goal is to make fitness fun by showing kids new ways to get active and encouraging them to get active outside class, physical education teacher Carrie Sumney said.
By introducing them to exercise classes available for adults and kids in the area, the students and their families can learn about ways to get active outside school.