ESHE Club is getting kids moving on Saturday mornings

Physical and Health Education major Emily Muncy, right, served as a student volunteer at the 2016 PEAK Program.

School children ages 5-11 are invited to spend Saturday mornings in February running, jumping and playing in the Peters Hall gymnasium at Radford University.

Students in the university’s Exercise, Sport and Health Education Club at Radford University are hosting the Physical Exercise and Activity for Kids (PEAK) Program on Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Sessions run from 9 to 11 a.m.

Activities include a wide variety of playground games, such as modified kickball or four-square. There also will be fitness activities, such as jump rope and tag games, and fun games with parachutes, scoops, cup stacking and juggling scarves.

Registration is 8:45 a.m. on Feb. 4 in Peters Hall. Participants should enter the building through the main entrance off Fairfax St.

Costs for the sessions is $25 per child for all four Saturdays.

“The PEAK Program is really a win-win for both local children and our HHP students here at Radford,” said Jon Poole, a PEAK organizer and HHP professor. “The children have a chance to have a fun morning of exercise and our students have a chance to teach and work with kids, not just their peer students here in classes. It also allows us to show off our amazing facility here on-campus and maybe even recruit some future Highlanders.”

To learn more, contact Poole at, Anna Devito at or Steve Shelton at

Jan 26, 2017
Chad Osborne