By Rob Kuznia, The Daily Breeze For students at Westport Heights Elementary in Westchester, physical education is usually led by their classroom teacher. But on Thursday, the fifth-graders went out on the blacktop and were greeted by an Olympic athlete. Standing 5-foot-11 and looking upbeat, swimmer Rada Owen — renowned for a flawless technique that has been widely analyzed and imitated — … [Read more...] about Olympians Bring Their Zeal for Fitness, Competition to Local Schools – The Daily Breeze
Welcome back Olympians, Paralympians, Teachers, Principals and Staff! The start of the school year also marks the return of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) highly acclaimed Ready, Set, Gold! (RSG!) program, which tackles the epidemic problems of childhood obesity and chronic diseases by pairing Southern California Olympians with 50 Los Angeles area public schools to help promote … [Read more...] about Back to School!
Why be physically active? Many people correlate a healthy diet with weight loss. Physical activity is just as important as a healthy diet when it comes to weight management. The combination of making the right choices in the kitchen as well as being physical active has proven to increase the chances of losing weight and more importantly keeping it off. Unfortunately many people use calorie … [Read more...] about The Importance of Physical Activity in Healthy Weight Management
Olympic Day~ What is Olympic Day? Olympic Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the Olympic movement. Annually, on June 23rd, more than 150 countries come together to celebrate the birth of the modern day Olympic Games. Although Olympic Day is meant to remember, rejoice, and commemorate the efforts of reviving the Olympic Games, it is also used to promote every day fitness and well-being. … [Read more...] about Olympic Day. What? How? When? Where?
As the school year is coming to an end we would like to reflect on all of our amazing accomplishments as a program this year and more importantly individually in schools all throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. Throughout this school year we have reached over 50 schools within LAUSD while working with over 40 Olympians & Paralympians. RSG! Fun Facts Oldest Olympian in our … [Read more...] about 2012-2013 – One of the Most Successful RSG! Years!
We need YOUR help! As many of you know Ready, Set, Gold! Program is a non-profit organization that relies solely on funding to be able to function. Please help us and vote for our submission in the My LA2050 challenge. Spearheaded by the Goldhirsh Foundation, the winner of this challenge will receive $100,000! This could be HUGE for the students of all Los Angeles Unified Schools. We need your … [Read more...] about It’s in YOUR hands. We need YOUR vote!