Gold medal track star Jackie Joyner Kersee chats with Morning Mile founder, Fitz Koehler, about Team USA Track and Field at the Summer Olympics in London and give a bit of “golden advice for our kids participating in the Morning Mile!Read more ›
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We LOVE getting emails like this: We have enjoyed the Morning Mile sooo much this year! Since December, our students have run 2,294.75 miles. Can’t wait to see how many miles we travel next year! Thanks for the program! — Westside Elementary P.E. Teacher and Morning Mile Coordinator Westside Elementary’s Morning Mile program is sponsored by Wuesthoff Health System.Read more ›
Has anyone felt the ground vibrating each morning from 7:45 to 8:15 AM? Don’t worry, it’s not an earthquake – its approximately 426 Poinciana Elementary School students (grades k-5) walking and running the Morning Mile. Introduced by and sponsored to the school by the Lower Keys Medical Center, Coach John Hughes, PE Teacher at Poinciana, loves that the Morning Mile [...]Read more ›
As a pediatric health care professional, I see the growing problem of childhood obesity, due in large part to sedentary lifestyles among students. Safe, fun group exercise is a healthy way to encourage movement and physical fitness in this age group, with such benefits as obesity control and encouraging a life-long love of fitness and physical activity. Mrs. Koehlers’ “Morning [...]Read more ›
Today my five year old son Dillan received his foot for his 45th mile ran at Morning Mile at Talbot Elementary. Running almost every morning has improved his speed and endurance and has even helped with his swimming endurance (he swims for the Gator Swim Club). Dillan loves running at morning mile with his dad, and his friends. It has [...]Read more ›
I was there for the very first Morning Mile event at Hidden Oak Elementary School. There was a good sampling of kids who took to the field behind the school and logged some laps, and I think everyone had a pretty good time. I did, too. I ran a mile or so, a good kick-off to my morning workout. Since [...]Read more ›