GHS Cardinal Fit Club Gives Students a Taste of Boxing, Courtesy Greenwich YMCA

Boxing instructor from YMCA Greenwich Greg Lomis with senior Reese Ochoa and GHS health and wellness teacher Kathy Steiner in the student center on Friday, Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Boxing instructor from YMCA Greenwich Greg Lomis with senior Reese Ochoa and GHS health and wellness teacher Kathy Steiner in the student center on Friday, Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

On Friday, the Cardinal Fit Club, in collaboration with the YMCA, organized a ‘Back to School Boot Camp’ event during lunch block in the Greenwich High School Student Center.

According to Reese Ochoa, a senior in the Cardinal Fit Club, the club is dedicated to help kids stay in shape with through events like the one on Friday and from occasional guest speakers with topics including nutrition for athletes.

Cardinal Fit Club hosted an event with the YMCA at Greenwich High School on Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Kerri Carroll tries out boxing at the Cardinal Fit Club / YMCA event at Greenwich High School on Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Last year the club partnered with Green & Tonic. During lunch shifts, students sampled smoothies, including “The Warrior,” made from made from coconut water, kale, spinach and banana.

Also, a visual demonstration drove home the amount of processed sugar added to several popular drinks. Empty containers of Coke, orange juice, Starbucks flavored latté and Vitamin Water were each filled with the amount of processed sugar they contain.

“The collaboration with the YMCA has been fantastic,” said health teacher Kathy Steiner, adding that last year they partnered for an arm wrestling competition.

On Friday the boxing was clearly a big hit with the students.

“It was really fun and it helped to calm my stress and get some of my energy out,” said 9th grader Delaney Roth.

Students who enjoyed their taste of boxing, received passes for a free boxing class at the YMCA.

Cardinal Fit Club at GHS with YMCA Sept 29, 2017

Cardinal Fit Club hosted an event with the YMCA at Greenwich High School on Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Luca Dodaro, 10th grader, works with Brad Stroble from the YMCA at the Cardinal Fit Club event on Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Cardinal Fit Club hosted an event with the YMCA at Greenwich High School on Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

9th grader Delaney Roth tries boxing for the first time at the Cardinal Fit Club event at Greenwich High School on Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Cardinal Fit Club hosted an event with the YMCA at Greenwich High School on Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Maddy Wright tried boxing at Cardinal Fit Club / Greenwich YMCA even on Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Cardinal Fit Club hosted an event with the YMCA at Greenwich High School on Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Cardinal Fit Club hosted an event with the YMCA at Greenwich High School on Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Cardinal Fit Club hosted an event with the YMCA at Greenwich High School on Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Cardinal Fit Club hosted an event with the YMCA at Greenwich High School on Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Cardinal Fit Club hosted an event with the YMCA at Greenwich High School on Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Class of ’18 Masai McGhee had a workout at lunch time courtesy of the Cardinal Fit Club and the Greenwich YMCA. Sept 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

See also:

PHOTOS: GHS Fit Club Arm Wrestling Tournament is Good Gritty Fun

Cheers to the Warriors: GHS Cardinal Fit Club Collaborates with Green & Tonic


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