Grant creates fitness center at Northeastern High School

Northeastern High School has a new fitness center. (Submitted photo)

A Highmark Healthy High 5 Super+ School Challenge grant has helped create a cardio fitness center at Northeastern High School.

The school received a grant of almost $50,000, split over two years. The first year, heart monitors were purchased to collect data on student effort during cardiovascular workouts, according to a news release. This year, a cardio fitness center with safe and easy-to-use equipment was created.

The fitness center was moved into the auxiliary gym, and now has 10 stationary bikes, five ellipticals, four treadmills, two ARC trainers, one hand bike and a set of weight machines.  There is also a rock climbing wall, agility stations, jump boxes and medicine balls, the release states.

Students can also watch and follow fitness DVDs.

A five-year plan to update and add to the fitness center is in place, the release says.

Gym class has certainly changed since I was in high school. I’ve heard about several schools around York County starting fitness centers, adding equipment such as treadmills or exercise bikes, or offering zumba and yoga during physical education.

What’s new in gym class at your school?

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I want to know what's happening inside York County classrooms. Email me at or follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1
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