Fitness Activities at Wellspring Academy of California
Many parents report a growing concern about their child's lack of physical activity as a major reason for choosing Wellspring. Activity level has a dramatic impact on students' weight loss, as well as their motivation and engagement in academic and personal lives. Wellspring Academy of California's scientifically-based Activity Management program ensures that Wellspring students achieve an unprecedented level of activity – starting at 10,000 steps per day as measured on a pedometer, but often exceeding 20,000 (approximately 10 miles of walking).
Activities Students Enjoy
Many of our students arrive having been inactive for a considerable amount of time. Many believe that they are not capable of participating in fitness activities, while others have convinced themselves that they prefer a sedentary life. At Wellspring Academy of California, we quickly change students’ beliefs about activity and exercise, showing them that not only is an active lifestyle within their reach, it’s also a lot of FUN.
We introduce and train students on the fundamentals of a range of activities, including group sports, weight and cardio training, adventure activities, and horseback riding. Our goal is to teach students as much as possible about a range of activity options, knowing that they are most likely to continue with the activities they enjoy.
Activities at Wellspring Academy of California include:
Daily Activity Goals
At the heart of Wellspring’s Activity Management program is a simple guideline—students set daily activity goals and record their progress toward meeting those goals. Every student begins with the goal of taking at least 10,000 steps (approximately 5 miles) each day. With the help of a pedometer and self-monitoring journal, students are able to quickly see the progress they are making toward meeting their goals.
As students rise up the Wellspring Level System, the required number of steps per day increases. Through adopting the habit of daily goal-setting, students experience the rewards of meeting goals and continually working toward greater challenges.