Washington Middle School recently dedicated a new fitness center, complete with state-of-the-art equipment funded by a $40,000 UCLA Sound Body Sound Mind grant.
For more than a decade, UCLA Health has provided modern fitness centers, fitness education curricula and educator training to schools across the country.
The grand opening of the Washington fitness center included a ribbon cutting, and students showed how to use the new equipment.
UCLA Health partnered with the Long Beach Unified School District’s Marshall Middle School to open a similar fitness center at the school last year and will help to dedicate yet another center at LBUSD’s Franklin Middle School later this month.
Schools implementing the program have seen significant gains in the number of students passing state physical fitness exams.