Commit to Be Fit Newsletter
April 18th, 2022
23 September 2022/ Issue No. 219
Our Commit Club is in full swing! We would like to give a shout-out to everyone that has participated in one (and, in most cases, many) of our activities! It is so incredible to be back in-person and take this wellness journey together!
How do YOU join the Commit Club? It's simple! Simply attend one of our free classes, workshops, or events and you are in! It's the most NON-exclusive club ever! Every RCPS staff member and Rapp community member (18 years and older) is invited to attend.
What's the Benefit of the Club? Besides having fun and working towards your wellness goals, you can also win prizes! For each C2BF class, workshop, or event that you attend this school year, you will receive 1 point for attendance. We will keep track of this through our sign-in sheets. Starting in October, we will announce all point standings. Trade in your points for prizes! You can either cash out your points for smaller prizes or save them for bigger prizes. It's your choice! The prize menu will be available very shortly. Some of you are already halfway to earning a prize! Additionally, for every 20 points you earn, you will be entered in our end-of-year grand prize drawing! More details coming soon!
Meditation & Relaxation
Monday FunDay- 9 Square in the Air
Other Recent Happenings
Poses and Positive Affirmations
During ABL on Tuesday, students enjoyed a follow-along activity that combined deep breathing, poses, and positive affirmations.
Upcoming Classes & Workshops
REMINDER--- Fitness Circuit (on Wednesday) and Mediation & Relaxation (on Thursday) WILL NOT BE MEETING this week due to the school calendar.
As a friendly reminder, classes will not be held on early release days or when school is not in session for students. Be sure to join our Facebook GROUP (search Commit to Be Fit) or sign-up for our newsletters at the bottom of our website homepage (www.rappc2bf.com) to receive class updates and/or cancellations.
Location information is available on our website www.rappc2bf.com/activities
Have additional questions? Email Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our October calendar will be available in our next newsletter!
Announcements & Reminders
POP-Bucks Market Bags for Students
All RCPS students are eligible to redeem a FREE market bag filled with local produce, protein, bread, and more! Sign-up is required. Visit www.rappc2bf.com/pop-bucks for more details.
Class Notifications Update
Due to technical difficulties, we have made the decision to not use GroupMe for class cancellations. We sincerely apologize to those that signed up for the app. Class cancellations will be announced on our Facebook GROUP and by email to our newsletter group. If you currently receive our newsletter by email, you will not need to sign-up for this. If you have do not receive our weekly newsletter and would like to receive this and class cancellation information, please sign-up at the bottom of our website homepage. www.rappc2bf.com
Fresh Food Fiesta- Registration Open for Kindergarten Students
Commit to Be Fit is thrilled to offer an afterschool cooking experience for students. Groups will meet from 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm and will be taught by Ms. Viviana and Ms. Kim. Our first session is open to all students in Kindergarten. Select to register your kindergartener for Group A or Group B. Group A will meet on Monday, Oct. 17th and Monday, Oct. 24th. Group B will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 19th and Oct. 26th. Each group will be limited to 10 students on a first-come, first-served basis. This cooking experience will be made available to other grade levels throughout the year.
For more details and to register your kindergarten student, CLICK HERE.
Tips from the Team
Increase Your Daily Movement
Sometimes there may be days when a workout is just not going to happen. It’s easy to let that turn into two, three, or four days in a row. Try finding sneaky ways get some extra movement in when time may not allow a planned workout. Do lunges when going from room to room in your house. Get a few squats in when brushing your teeth. Of course there is always park in the spot furthest from your destination. Throw in a few push-ups in between errands. The possibilities are endless. Get creative because these small activities will add up fast.
Make sleep a priority! According to the Sleep Foundation, getting a healthy amount of sleep (7-9 hours per night) has been shown to boost your mood, improve heart health, decrease your risk for Type 2 diabetes, improve cognition, supports the immune system, helps to manage stress, increases athletic performance, and helps to maintain a healthy weight. For more information on each of these benefits, CLICK HERE. While there are many helpful tips for getting a restful night of ZZZs, keeping a consistent bedtime schedule can further promote the restorative benefits associated with sleeping. In addition to enhancing the quality of sleep, you will find that it will help you fall asleep and wake up more easily.
Happy Fall Equinox where the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. On that note, get outside and enjoy the daylight and fall like weather while you can. This is a beautiful time of year to hike local trails and explore nature. Also, take advantage of a waived entrance fee on Saturday, September 24 into the Shenandoah National Park.