Fitness team comes to Lincoln

LINCOLN CENTER THIRD AND FOURTH graders work out with the Hy-Vee KidsFit staff during an afternoon presentation on Tuesday. Students learned how to do exercise at home as well as good eating habits from Hy-Vee KidsFit staff members.

Certified personal trainer Daira Driftmier and Hy-Vee dietitian Taylor Grgurich have teamed up to provide a program for schools that teach you how to properly excercise, make a great post-workout snack, challenge your family to a fitness challenge and more. The program, which provides structure and education for all ages and abilities and requires no equipment or gym space, came to Lincoln Center’s third and fourth grade on Tuesday.

Driftmier, Hy-Vee's personal trainer with her assistant Annie Stolte, and Albia Hy-Vee dietitian, Taylor Grgurich presented the program.

Driftmier showed students how to make fitness fun and showed them how they can get moving in their own living room. Students went home with fitness challenges such as tracking how many push ups, sit ups, burpees etc. that they can complete. Once the challenge is complete they can bring it back to the store at Customer Service to win a KidsFit prize.

Driftmier also discussed how to sign up for the free Hy-Vee KidsFit website and showed students how to utilize the site and find their favorite fitness videos to participate with.

Nutritionally, Grgurich went over the different food groups and the importance of the 5-2-1-0 rule, teaching students to try and eat 5 fruits and/or vegetables per day, 2 hours or less of screen time per day, 1 hour or more of exercise per day, and consuming 0 sugary beverages per day.

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