The first-grade students at Carrie Busey Elementary School took a break from their reading Wednesday morning to get up and dance.
Their teacher, Noelle Stinson, put on an alphabet aerobics song, with an accompanying action for each letter (arms in the air circling around for A, bounce for B, etc.), and got her students moving.
URBANA – Maybe you tried a new sport or played a little too hard, and now you're paying with aches and pains.
Do you go to the doctor, or wait and hope the pain goes away?
Starting Monday, Provena Covenant Medical Center will remove at least one of the pains – the one you feel in your wallet when you pay a professional to take a look at your injury.
DANVILLE – On Friday afternoon, Northeast Elementary Magnet School was only about 8,400 votes away from winning a $500,000 grant, which school officials want to use to build a new gymnasium.
CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign podiatrist is giving away free pedometers and pamphlets about how to start walking for exercise.
"I've seen more people with increased weight and increased foot problems," said Dr Kimberly Eickmeier, a podiatrist at Christie Clinic.
DANVILLE – Faith in Action is offering Danville area seniors a chance to get up and move.
It's offering a new body movement class called "Body & Soul."
The class is free to seniors 60 years old and older, but registration is required.
We will use this space to compile our coverage of the 2010 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon.
With 5,000 more runners than last year's inaugural run, the 2010 Christie Clinic Marathon is being called a success by organizers.
Luke Moore had no motivation.
"I was lazy," he said. He'd been to gyms and exercise facilities before but "they just weren't appealing to me."
DANVILLE – The Ridgewalkers Walking Club is sponsoring a 10K guided walk beginning at 10 a.m. April 17 at the Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St.
Sanctioned by the American Volksmarch Association (AVA), a member of the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), the walk is for credit only. The trail is not marked, since it is guided.
DANVILLE – Christopher Adkins' walker may hold him up, but he doesn't let it hold him back.
That's never more obvious than when the 11-year-old practices his moves, or techniques, at the Danville ATA Tae Kwon Do Academy.
Christopher strikes boards with his hands and throws front and side kicks with his feet right along with all the other kids in his class.
Some of his classmates even look for guidance from Christopher, who's almost always on cue with the next technique or shout.