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Children celebrate fitness as part of nationwide program

(Photo Courtesy/Mike Beiermeister) Bay Athletic Club exercise instructor Sarah Morrison leads children in an exercise on Project ACES day at Immanuel Lutheran.

Alpena, Mich. — Students all over the country got active on the first day of May, participating in 20 minutes of physical activity.

Students at Immanuel Lutheran ran relay races, took on obstacle courses, and even had a dance party to celebrate Project ACES. ACES stands for all children exercise simultaneously. Exercise instructors from Bay Athletic Club led the group exercise. The goal is to encourage kids to get active and have fun.

“They just need to move for 60 minutes a day, so the more that we as parents and adults in the community can encourage the children to just get out and move, the happier the community is certainly going to be, and we’re certainly going to raise some amazing little human beings,” said Tracie Granata, group exercise instructor at Bay Athletic Club.

Kids even had some bonus activity since the session ran 25 minutes. Immanuel Lutheran has been participating in Project ACES for the past decade, always on the first school day of May.