Fitness program gets kids moving at the Abington Community Library


By Robert Tomkavage - [email protected]



Personal trainer Stephanie Hatfield and her daughter, Evie, 6, participate in an activity during a Get Moving! fitness program on Monday, June 27 at the Abington Community Library.


Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Paige Holgate, 11, and Violet Holgate , 5, both of Clarks Summit participate in a Get Moving! fitness program on Monday, June 27 at the Abington Community Library.


Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Participants stretch during a Get Moving! fitness program on Monday, June 27 at the Abington Community Library


Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Personal trainer Stephanie Hatfield led children through a variety of exercises during the Get Moving! fitness program on Monday, June 27 at the Abington Community Library.


Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal


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    The Abington Community Library hosted a Get Moving! fitness event

    CLARKS SUMMIT —Insteadof surfing the internet,children simulated surfing waves during a Get Moving! fitness program June 27 at the Abington Community Library.

    Personal trainer Stephanie Hatfield led a group of approximately 20 kids,ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade,through a variety of exercises in an effort to promote an active lifestyle.

    The program was part of the Pennsylvania Library Association’s21st Century Literacies Initiative,PA Forward,which emphasizes basic literacy,information literacy,civic and social literacy,health literacy and financial literacy.

    “It’sa way for the libraries to highlight the different literacies through our programming,”AbingtonCommunity Library Head of Youth Services Laura Gardoski said. “Everythingwe do funnels into one of those literacies. I knew we wanted to do a few fitness events because the theme of our summer reading program is,‘OnYour Mark,Get Set…Read.’Itwas very creative and a good way to show parents ideas to help their children become more active.”

    Personal trainer Stephanie Hatfield and her daughter, Evie, 6, participate in an activity during a Get Moving! fitness program on Monday, June 27 at the Abington Community Library.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-Library-Fitness-1-1.jpgPersonal trainer Stephanie Hatfield and her daughter, Evie, 6, participate in an activity during a Get Moving! fitness program on Monday, June 27 at the Abington Community Library. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

    Paige Holgate, 11, and Violet Holgate , 5, both of Clarks Summit participate in a Get Moving! fitness program on Monday, June 27 at the Abington Community Library.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-Library-Fitness-2-1.jpgPaige Holgate, 11, and Violet Holgate , 5, both of Clarks Summit participate in a Get Moving! fitness program on Monday, June 27 at the Abington Community Library. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

    Participants stretch during a Get Moving! fitness program on Monday, June 27 at the Abington Community Library
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-Library-Fitness-3-1.jpgParticipants stretch during a Get Moving! fitness program on Monday, June 27 at the Abington Community Library Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

    Personal trainer Stephanie Hatfield led children through a variety of exercises during the Get Moving! fitness program on Monday, June 27 at the Abington Community Library.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-Library-Fitness-4-1.jpgPersonal trainer Stephanie Hatfield led children through a variety of exercises during the Get Moving! fitness program on Monday, June 27 at the Abington Community Library. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

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