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3 Kentucky schools to get fitness centers

Posted at 4:32 AM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 04:32:10-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A national group that promotes physical activity and wellness said it would give fitness centers to three Kentucky schools.

Gov. Andy Beshear and Jake Steinfeld, chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, announced in a statement on Monday that Kentucky was selected to receive the equipment. Each fitness center is financed through public/private partnerships, the statement said.

Beshear and Steinfeld encouraged educators to fill out a nomination form, describing why their school deserves a fitness center. Nominations for elementary and middle schools will be accepted through March 20.

Physical activity can have positive effects on students' self-esteem and academics, Beshear said.

"This is a real opportunity for every elementary and middle school in the state to demonstrate what they are doing to be physically active and healthy," he said.