Chicago Bulls College Prep’s superintendent set a plain goal: Provide the best health-and-fitness program of any high school in the country.
Likewise, the school adopted CrossFit and further hosted a Level 1 Certificate Course for its P.E. teachers.
“For our teachers to be able to see the quality of the L1 instructors can only immediately benefit what they do as teachers,” says Jason Ronai, assistant principal at the school.
He adds: “CrossFit preaches safety, efficiency, efficacy, and that’s a major part of our classrooms on a daily basis. It has to be there.”
Lisa Maier, a P.E. teacher at the school, was among those Level 1 attendees.
“I’m pushing my students to do things that they never think that they can do,” she explains
She continues: “That takeaway of, like, ‘OK, I can do whatever I put my mind to,’ can be spread throughout their entire lives.”
Video by Mike Koslap.
Additional reading: Daniel Rodriguez’s Big Win by Chris Cooper, published Nov. 26, 2013.