- Jul 20, 2009
Our kids are in 5th and 7th grade in the same school. In Health and Fitness class, they test the kids fitness level at the beginning of the school year, and then again at the end. Both of our kids are very active in sports (Flipper in gymnastics, her brother in baseball, soccer and track). Yesterday, both were tested on pull-ups. The teacher indicated that they HOPE each kid can do one, and would be delighted with two. (Seems like we did more then that when I was young, buy maybe I'm just so old I've forgotten!) My sons legs are in much better shape then his arms, but he managed to do 3 pull-ups. Said the 7th grade best was 6. Asked the Flipper how many she did - 20, but she said the last two were getting hard. Flipper said she is looking forward to the mile run testing on Monday because she is confident she'll do well. I LOVE that gymnastics not only gets our kids in great shape, but also gives them confidence!