2017 will be a great year for our Exercise to Achievement after-school program!

There’s a lot in the works for our Exercise to Achievement program this spring and summer, and we wanted to offer you a preview of some of the exciting updates for 2017.

First, we have created the Exercise to Achievement Lite program!  This program is once per week (compared to our twice weekly full program), and includes the same character development, mindfulness, and nutritional components, but does not include biking and swimming days.  Geared towards schools whose students are comfortable with swimming and biking the necessary distances for our triathlons.

Schools Hosting the E2A Lite program in 2017:

  • Elm Lawn Elementary (second site)
  • Midvale Elementary
  • Sunset Ridge Elementary
  • Van Hise Elementary
  • Sandburg Elementary

We’ve also made some changes to our curriculum that we’re super excited about!  Some of the details include:

  • Incorporation of mindfulness, breathing, and yoga techniques into warm-ups, cool-downs, and strength conditioning
  • Updates to our nutrition curriculum and handouts, with more interactive activities
  • Run curriculum improvements to allow for progression of skills for all levels and abilities
  • Age-specific journals to allow for concept permanence in the best way for each group
  • More emphasis on our “Words of the Week,” eight character components that are woven throughout the curriculum
    • Courage
    • Perseverance
    • Respect
    • Caring and kindness
    • Judgment
    • Enthusiasm
    • Integrity
    • Confidence

We’re stoked to be able to offer two options for races as well, and schools will choose the race they are training for – either our Waunakee triathlon (May 20) or our Sun Prairie triathlon (June 24).

Schools hosting a full program in Spring 2017:

  • Elm Lawn Elementary (also hosting a Lite site)
  • Lake View Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Lindbergh Elementary
  • Mendota Elementary
  • Northside Elementary (Middleton)
  • Rome Corners Intermediate
  • West Middleton Elementary
  • Westside Elementary (Sun Prairie)
  • Prairie Athletic Club
  • Wright Middle School

We have several other sites that will potentially host a site this spring, but as they are not confirmed, we will post them on our Exercise to Achievement page when we are certain.

What about this summer?

This summer, we’re working on a site at Harbor Athletic Club, and potentially other community center-based sites in Madison, all of which will train to complete our Middleton triathlon on August 19th.

We are excited to partner with the YMCA at Pabst Farms in Oconomowoc for our first site outside of Dane County!  This program runs during June and July, with students completing the Tri-ing for Children’s triathlon on July 29th.

Where do I sign up?

We’re working on our 2017 registration forms, which will be available online and hard copy in January 2017.  Registration type (online vs. paper) will be set up according to the preference of each school, and available in English, Spanish, and Hmong.  We’re working on other translations, but have only these three languages at that time.  You can always find updates on our Exercise to Achievement page, or by contacting Program Coordinator, Melissa, at mlindemann@tri4schools.org.

We’re excited to help your child learn about healthy habits and complete a triathlon in 2017!