R.I.P.P.E.D. 4 Kids Comes to Lansing

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R.I.P.P.E.D. 4 Kids Comes to Lansing

By Jane Sugiyama. CREATED Feb 12, 2014

LANSING, MI--The Institution, a new fitness studio in downtown Lansing, is on a mission to fight childhood obesity by presenting free fitness assemblies for local elementary schools. 

Lansing schools are coping with recent budget cuts, forcing them to change how physical fitness programs are delivered. Instead of having education teachers and classes, classroom teachers are asked to create some sort of a fitness experience for students. The Institution's R.I.P.P.E.D. 4 Kids program helps by providing innovative physical fitness opportunities.

Paul Nagel, the co-owner of The Institution, visits different elementary schools in the Lansing School District during the week to train second and third grade students. He spends an hour with students teaching them the importance of fitness and good nutrition. 

The R.I.P.P.E.D. 4 Kids program is a unique fitness formula aimed at getting children fit, while having fun and moving to music. R.I.P.P.E.D. stands for: rhythm, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet. Kids also learn principles of respect, integrity, positivity, perseverance, example and discipline. 

R.I.P.P.E.D. 4 Kids is absolutely free of charge. The program continues to run on generous donations from donors. To help fight childhood obesity consider donating here

For more information about The Institution and the R.I.P.P.E.D. 4 Kids program visit their Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Click here to see photos of a visit to Kendon elementary school.