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Woodridge Elementary students dance their way to fitness

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DESOTO – Students at Woodridge Elementary did away with traditional physical education activities and grooved to the tunes of the interactive, music-driven gaming pedometer of C’Motion during the week of March 8-12.

C’Motion, similar to the popular video game Dance Dance Revolution, builds student cardiovascular system through physical activity, improves motor skills and movement patterns and increases foot speed.

Dancing in time to music, students step on arrows indicated on a mat which corresponds to arrows that scroll on a screen. With each step, the mat monitors how many steps have been achieved, number of calories burned and the number of miles completed during each class.

"This is a great way to get our kids moving," said Woodridge Physical Education Instructor Tammy Willoughby.

"Children enjoy dancing and this provides an opportunity for them to get fit while having fun. It’s such a workout for them that they return to class in a calmer state than they were before they entered the gym."

For more information about C’Motion visit www.start-a-cmotion.com.


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