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School Boosts Physical Activity with Equipment Funded by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

March 21, 2016

TOPICS: Community Health | REGIONS: Hawaii | KEYWORDS: fitness, grants, students



student from assets school using new equipment

HONOLULU — Students at Assets School, an independent school that provides an individualized, integrated environment for students with giftedness, dyslexia and ADD, are incorporating fitness into their curriculum for healthy learning. A $14,000 community benefit grant from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii funded the purchase of new exercise equipment at the Assets School Fitness Center, including two treadmills, a recumbent bike, a multi-purpose bench, an ab bench, a multi-functional trainer, and assorted barbells and kettle bells.

“Students, faculty and staff are excited to put the new equipment to good use as we grow our athletics and fitness programs. The equipment, as well as a fitness facility on our new campus, affords us with new opportunities,” said Suzy Travis, principal of Assets High School. “We’re particularly proud of our boys basketball team, which reached the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Div. II playoffs for the first time in history last month. They, and all of our student athletes, are looking forward to continuing their training and development with the new equipment next season.”

assets school accepting checkThe upgraded fitness equipment, unveiled today at an event at Assets School, will benefit approximately 145 students at the high school level, promoting physical health and academic success.

“I’m so grateful for this generous grant from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii,” commented Paul Singer, head of Assets School.  “Not only will all our high school students benefit from the new equipment, but everyone on campus will benefit from it, as well. I look forward to using the new equipment at our fitness facility to help reach my personal fitness goals.”

“Physical activity plays an important role in a well-rounded education, which is essential to learning and development at all ages,” said Jill Feldon, vice president of communications at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, who attended the unveiling at the Assets School Fitness Center. “Encouraging students to live well and prioritize healthy habits in and out of the classroom is an important part of our Thriving Schools initiative.”

About Assets School
Assets School celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Our theme, “60 Years of Learning that Transform Lives,” celebrates Assets’ mission to create a community in which all children thrive and realize their own potential, so that society benefits from their unique talents and abilities. “Assets School serves gifted and capable students, specializing in those with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. We provide a strength-based program, complimented by outreach and training, that empowers students to become effective learners and confident self advocates.”  For more information, visit www.assets-school.net.

About Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has provided total health to the people of Hawaii for more than 50 years, with physicians who are members of the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, the largest multi-specialty physician group practice in the state of Hawaii. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. Visit kp.org for additional information. Become a fan of good health with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii: Like our page at Facebook.com/KPHawaii and follow @KPHawaii on Twitter.