Children Dance Their Way to Fitness at Everglades Elementary in Weston

This is a kick-off to the Rotary YFit Mayor's Challenge - a one mile family health walk. The mayor, YMCA, and Rotary Club are disguising the exercise as fun to get as many kids as they can active.

By Christina Hernandez
|  Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013  |  Updated 6:17 PM EDT
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Dancing is how nearly 1,000 kids started their Wednesday morning at Everglades Elementary in Weston.This is a kick-off to the Rotary YFit Mayor's Challenge - a one mile family health walk. The mayor, YMCA, and Rotary Club are disguising the exercise as fun to get as many kids as they can active.

Dancing is how nearly 1,000 kids started their Wednesday morning at Everglades Elementary in Weston.This is a kick-off to the Rotary YFit Mayor's Challenge - a one mile family health walk. The mayor, YMCA, and Rotary Club are disguising the exercise as fun to get as many kids as they can active.

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Dancing is how nearly 1,000 kids started their Wednesday morning at Everglades Elementary in Weston.

"It's a warm morning and they are standing here, jumping around and running, and exercising," Weston Mayor Daniel Stermer said. "It's a wonderful way for young people in our schools to start to understand about physical fitness from an early age to carry through to my age because I go to the Y every morning."

This is a kick-off to the Rotary YFit Mayor's Challenge - a one mile family health walk. The mayor, YMCA, and Rotary Club are disguising the exercise as fun to get as many kids as they can active.

Outside the school,the 934 students danced to music played by a DJ for 35 minutes.

"We are going to give a prize for the school that has the most participants in the mayor's challenge run," said Julian Gazzal Jr., the VP of the Rotary Club of Weston. "We're going to give $1,500 for the first place school."

The 4th Annual Mayor's Get Fit Challenge Cup will be Sunday Dec. 8 at the Weston Town Center. Registration opens at 5:00am with races starting at 6:20 a.m.

Last year, Everglades Elementary and Gator Run Elementary had the most student participants.
 

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