Stepping Ahead With Mileage Club®
The Feelin’ Good® Mileage Club is North America’s premier walking/running program for schools. Last year, more than 2.5 million children in nearly 15,000 schools logged almost 30 million miles. This amount of activity helped reduce playground hassles, increase kids’ learning readiness and fight obesity. Students walk or run on the playground several times a week. Mileage cards are scanned every time a child completes a lap. When recess ends. For each five miles (or eight kilometers) walked, the child is rewarded with a Toe Token (brightly colored plastic foot) to put on a shoelace or chain.
Walking helps develop fitness while building muscles, burning calories, reducing stress and creating good lifelong habits. Educators who use this exercise program for elementary schools say their students end the school year in better physical condition than before they began the Mileage Club. Research has shown that not only does this program promote fitness, it will also make it easy for teachers to enhance learning readiness and self esteem - two key elements in children's academic achievement.
Check out our Mileage Club bulletin board near the playground entrance when you are in the building to follow our progress!