We were born to move. The human brain evolved from the need to develop motor skills. We envision our earliest ancestors as brutes who solely relied on physical prowess to survive. In reality they had to use their “smarts” to find and store food. As Dr. John J. Ratey, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and The Brain,” states, “The relationship between food, physical activity and learning is hardwired into our brain’s circuitry”.
But more and more we are engineering movement out of our lives. We drive instead of walk, take the elevator rather than the
stairs, use the remote to change the channels, the drive-through to order food, and shop on-line rather than take the time to walk through the mall. This engineering has affected us physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. And nowhere is the lack of movement more apparent than in the typical school classroom where we have, over time, created an anti-learning, anti-creative, unhealthy environment. The average child spends 4.3 hours in a sedentary position during a typical school day. Many become bored, disengaged, restless and often disruptive. Likewise, teachers become frustrated with their student’s lack of motivation, focus and cooperation.
We are meant to move! When our bodies are in motion our brains are better able to perform at optimal levels. Research has shown that individuals who engage in physical activity perform better in school and at work. By moving the body through specific aerobic
and anaerobic exercises and focusing the mind with brain training exercises, the Kinetic Learning Academy classroom provides students - K thru 16 with the optimal learning environment. The, Kinetic Learning Academy is dedicated to re-engineering the classroom to include movement, in-tandem with instruction, and is igniting a revolution in the way students learn today.
WHAT IS KLA?
Kinetic Learning Academy is part of a family of brands designed to improve the link between physical fitness and cognitive health:
WHAT KLA PROVIDES
Initial assessments (fitness and academic)
Custom designed after school program or incorporated into the daily curriculum
Custom designed based on your budgetary requirement
Classroom/weight room makeover
Designed to fit the needs of any size classroom
Constant integration with student, parent, teacher and coach
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