How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success by Gretchen Reynolds

CRUfit recognizes the many benefits realized by children who are physically fit. Our Fitness for Teens after school program and summer camp both deliver rigorous cardiovascular and strength training with an eye towards the synergies that can be realized between physical and mental fitness. ~CRUfit

The results of a study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign showed that over all, physically fit and not-so-fit children performed similarly when they were asked to recall names for the map when their memorization was reinforced by testing. But when the recall involved the more difficult type of learning — memorizing without intermittent testing — the children who were in better aerobic condition significantly outperformed the less-fit group. This study seems to indicate that children who are more physically fit perform better when it comes to more challenging types of learning… If children are to develop and maintain the kind of aerobic fitness that amplifies their ability to learn, said co-author Charles Hillman, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Illinois and a fellow at the university’s Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, they should engage in “at least an hour a day” of vigorous physical activity.


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About CRUfit: CRUfit offers leading group exercise classes and personal training in the Montclair District of Oakland. The CRUfit approach to cycling, rowing, TRX training and circuit training differs from most clubs in that CRUfit brings a progressive model to group classes which guides individuals at all fitness levels towards real results. CRUfit Youth Fitness Programs