Beach Buddies fitness week brings out hidden athleticism

 

Mia Garces
JUNIOR KENZIE WHITE extends an arm during Tuesday’s yoga session as part of Beach Buddies fitness week. Anyone is welcomed to attend the various fitness activities set up by the club over the course of three days.

 

The Beach Buddies Organization will hold student “integration days” where students with special needs can further interact with club members and more of the student body through various fitness activities. The event is scheduled to happen Tuesday, Feb. 25- Thursday, Feb. 27, in the gym during One Lunch. Numerous clubs plan to show their support and anyone willing to lend a hand to help is welcome to attend.

As each of the three days is focused on a specific aspect, such as yoga, cardio, and zumba classes, Beach Buddies club president Caroline Holland has coordinated the event to include “guest” leaders who will create “classes” for the students.

“The fitness week was created with the intention to make the buddies feel appreciated and included,” Holland said. “We made this event possible by accepting a grant from the City Council, and putting this money towards advertising efforts.”

As the club continues to grow, more activities have been implemented to become more inclusive in attempt to make the CHS community more diverse. The grant received in January has covered the ‘Buddies’ fitness week, has opened up opportunities to purchase interactive toys for in-class activities and will hopefully fund future field trips. The purpose of this week’s activities is to give the Beach Buddies club members a chance to test the waters for new ideas and other upcoming planned activities.

“If the turnout is successful this event may become a monthly occurrence,” Vice President Will Katabian said.

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