"I hope that we will not find a day in the United States when all of us are spectators except for a few who are out on the field, I hope all Americans will be on the field." -- President John F. Kennedy
In the 1960's president John F. Kennedy lost his life to the bullet of an assassin in Texas. Fast forward 50+ years and those who were alive on that dreadful day still speak of where they were the day the president died. President Kennedy's legacy didn't just involved politics, he also influenced the world of physical fitness.
In 1957 there was no PE program more impressive than the one at La Sierra High. Their results were so amazing that the program captured the attention of John F. Kennedy, who announced his famous challenge for America to make a "Great National Effort" to become physically fit. JFK believed that a country is only as strong as its citizens. Plus, he had two young children himself and wanted them to live a long, healthy life full of vigor and energy. Excitement surrounded La Sierra's PE curriculum and eventually over 4,000 schools across the nation followed this program (click here for a sample of La Sierras program). But something happened over the last 20-30 years. Now, there are some schools out there who don't mandate PE as an educational requirement or worse, cutting PE programs altogether. Just like that, Kennedy's goal for physical fitness for our children was virtually forgotten.
Now, more than ever, there needs to be a revival of President Kennedy's Great National Effort. The need to educate teachers, parents, coaches, mentors, etc is at an all-time high. We need to motivate our country to accept the challenge laid down over 50 years and try to do it once again. Join my mission to bring quality physical education back for our youth today. Keep reading to find out how.
In a short span of 2-3 months, we can change the physical health of our children. This challenge was laid down to our ancestors and we failed to live up to it. We owe it to the next generation to right our wrongs and show the next generation how to improve the current state of physical physical. Starting on June 15 I am opening my doors for the next generate of Americans to improve their fitness. I am offering a Physical Education Training Course (click here for information) geared to improving the lifestyles of those who need it most: our children! To register and get the early bird discount, scroll down and click the yellow button. Discount expires in 10 Days so click now!
Chris is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has recently served as a high school football and wrestling coach. Chris loves swinging kettlebells around, watching football and reading books!