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Coach Herendeen from South Jordan UT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pain is Temporary But Gratification is Enduring!

Help me give my students basic space saving weightlifting equipment to improve their physical, mental and self-esteem needs.

  • $1,140 goal

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My Students

I am a Physical Education teacher in a 7-9 grade middle school. My students mean everything to me. These unprecedented times of Covid-19 and all of it's limitations have not slowed down my students gleefulness and excitement to be in my class and to be able to do something so essential not only to the health of their physical bodies but also to their mental health in these times.

While I have some students who are tremendous athletes, many students are not.

I try hard to introduce them to many different team sports, individual games and other forms of fitness. My hope is that by the time my students leave my class, they will have discovered at least 1 fitness activity they can resonate with and continue to do throughout their lives. Receiving additional equipment will allow me to expand learning opportunities within fitness that my students currently do not have.

My Project

Incorporating weight training into physical fitness is imperative to improving muscular strength, joint mobility, bone density, mental health, and self-esteem.

In our school, having virtually no weight training equipment and limited space, smaller, space saving equipment is not only ideal but essential.

The knowledge of weight training that I will be sharing with my students will not only be utilized at South Jordan Middle School during class but can be carried over to their own personal lives in their homes. During these unprecedented times with Covid-19 and the many times my students have been required to stay home and quarantine, the knowledge of strength training will help give them the tools and knowledge in another form of physical fitness. While social distancing weight training will improve their overall health and aid in their performance of team sports.

Coach Herendeen
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 999 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
NIMTO Vibration Plate Exercise Machine Whole Body Workout Vibration Fitness Platform for Home Fitness & Weight Loss + BT + Remote, 99 Levels (Black) • Amazon Business $223.49 1 $223.49
Finer Form Multi-Functional FID Weight Bench for Full All-in-One Body Workout – Hyper Back Extension, Roman Chair, Adjustable Ab Sit up Bench, Incline Decline Bench, Flat Bench • Amazon Business $186.99 1 $186.99
Stamina BodyTrac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine | Compact, Portable Rower | Smooth Hydraulic Resistance • Amazon Business $169.00 1 $169.00
Feikuqi 3 Tier Weight Rack Adjustable Weight Rack for Dumbbells Dumbbell Rack-1000 LBS Load-Bearing Heavy Duty Steel Dumbbell Stand For Home Gym - Black • Amazon Business $109.99 1 $109.99
BalanceFrom Rubber Encased Hex Dumbbell in Pairs or Singles • Amazon Business $94.99 1 $94.99
RELIFE REBUILD YOUR LIFE Hex Dumbbell Heavy Weights Barbell Metal Handles for Strength Training Home Gym Exercise Equipment 40pounds Single • Amazon Business $42.99 2 $85.98
Champion Sports Triple Flag Football Set, Red, Size 32/39 • Amazon Business $27.09 2 $54.18

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