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Photos from Arizona

We ended our 2016 Tour in Arizona.  What a fantastic finale to a very successful year!  A big thanks to all of our National Fitness Champions.   Your optimism, dedication and enthusiasm is contagious.  You are the stars of this campaign.  Don’t Quit! Jake greeting students at Stanfield Elementary School. Governor Doug Ducey, Principal Chris Lineberry, and Superintendent Jill Broussard help Jake cut the ribbon. Governor Doug Ducey shows his support by doing some pull-ups on Stanfield’s new circuit training system. Don’t Quit, Stanfield Roadrunners! Celebrating at Hollinger K-8 in Tucson, Arizona. The Hollinger Bulldogs are pumped up at the opening of their new fitness center. Principal Brian Lambert cheers on his students at Hollinger. A warm welcome for Chairman Jake Steinfeld at Holbrook. A room full of students getting fit and feeling good at Hulet Elementary School. Jonathan Nez, Vice President of the Navajo Nation, (left) joins Chairman Jake Steinfeld and Superintendent Robbie Koerperich at Holbrook to support youth fitness and healthier...

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Photos from Washington

After a week break from the road, our NFGFC team set out for Washington where we had the opportunity to meet some incredible school leaders and and students and take part in their Don’t Quit! celebrations.   Jake high-fiving students at Cascade Middle School in Sedro-Woolley. This school will not quit on their students. We are grateful to have such wonderful sponsors!  Chairman Jake Steinfeld; Daryl Edmonds, President of Amerigroup Washington; Governor Jay Inslee; George Allen, Director of Coca-Cola West Region. Students getting fit inside Jason Lee Middle School’s new Don’t Quit! Fitness Center. A student blowing glass for the Governor and Jake. Students stepping up to the challenge at Keithley Middle School in Tacoma. Go Keithley Kolts! “You can do anything you set your mind to.”  – Benjamin...

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For Immediate Release                                                                                                                               Contact: Bill Bradley (916) 213-5230 Families, dignitaries and Washington students cut ribbon on new DON’T QUIT!™ Fitness Centers Olympia, WA – Governor Jay Inslee, Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils and students from Jason Lee Middle School in Tacoma, Perry G. Keithley Middle School in Tacoma and Cascade Middle School in Sedro-Woolley celebrated their schools’ commitment to fitness by cutting the ribbon on their new DON’T QUIT! Fitness Centers. The three winning schools earned the title of National Fitness Champions and were awarded the fitness centers for demonstrating new and innovative ways for promoting student physical activity and wellness. In addition, Governor Inslee issued a proclamation deeming October as DON’T QUIT! Fitness Month. “These three new fitness centers will help students get healthy, fit, and ready to change the world,” Gov. Jay Inslee said. “Together with the National Foundation for Governor’s Fitness Councils and Jake Steinfeld and his team, we will work toward the Healthiest Next Generation in Washington state.” “Governor Inslee has worked hard to bring fitness and wellness to Washington’s students through his Healthiest Next Generation Initiative. He welcomed us into Washington to further inspire students to keep making healthy choices and make physical activity part of their daily routine and it’s paid off! Today we are visiting three Washington schools to cut the ribbon on...

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Photos from Wisconsin

After stopping in Ohio, our team travelled to Wisconsin to visit the National Fitness Champion schools up north.   There were smiles and excitement across the board! Lincoln Center of the Arts in Milwaukee. Getting tips from the pro!  Jake Steinfeld training students at Lincoln Center of the Arts. Students and staff showing off their muscles at Washington Middle School in Kenosha. Partners in youth fitness:  Chairman Jake Steinfeld and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Hanging around to celebrate fitness at Badger Elementary School in...

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Photos from Ohio

During the first week of October, our NFGFC team travelled to Ohio to visit our 2016 National Fitness Champion schools and cut the ribbon on their Don’t Quit! Fitness Centers.   Governor John Kasich joined us at Liberty Schools in Youngstown to celebrate the opening of their new Don’t Quit! fitness center.   The Don’t Quit! Fitness Center at Glendale-Feidlbach Elementary in Toledo. Glendale-Feidlbach Elementary students “get huge.” Working hard and having fun in Cleveland. Jake poses with the Willson School dance...

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  • Great day at #lulingelementary in #luling #louisiana cutting the ribbon on the school’s new #dontquitfitnesscenter #fightingchildhoodobesity #fitness #lemons2lemonade. @louisiana_gov Photo cred @loveyerland

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