If you find doing laps on the high school track boring, you now have an alternative! A fitness trail has been developed surrounding the high school grounds. The fitness trail is .74 of a mile in length and it is interspersed with six fitness stations. Pictured above is the station for arm strength and upper body flexibility. The students in Ms. Nancy Kloss' fitness class devoted several class sessions to working out on the "Walk for Port Fitness Trail." The trail was funded by The Port Washington Education Foundation.
Ms. Koss, physical education teacher, said, "The fitness trail is great in keeping one motivated throughout the workout. Moving quickly from one exercise to the next combines cardio and strength moves. Running or walking the track is cardio only whereas, the fitness trail combines strength training for upper and lower body and flexibility. You get an excellent total body workout."
Marissa Fox, a junior at Schreiber, said, "It's definitely more challenging and interesting than doing laps on the track." classmate Jessica Liss, a sophomore said, "I agree, it's nice to have this change."
The community is welcome to use the Fitness Trail. There is a map and diagram posted at Station #1 next to the high school track and tennis courts. Copies of the "Port Fitness Trail" brochure are available at The Port Washington Library and Administration Building on Campus Drive.