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Pushing Yourself Up To Success
Many of us rarely contemplate doing 1,000 pushups in a week, let alone in a single day. Not so for the TLC (Therapeutic Learning Center) students at Canyon Springs school.
Located in Caldwell, Idaho about 20 miles from the Bodybuilding.com headquarters, the school is a particularly dazzling gem in the crown of Canyon County schools when it comes to preparing students both mentally and physically for the challenges of life. The daunting goal of doing 1,000 pushups in a single sitting is meant to be just that: seemingly unobtainable. Seemingly unobtainable at first, that is.
Part of the "Goals for Life" wellness program taught by the TLC staff which includes teacher Julianna Eggleston, ably assisted by Mike Cadmus, Janet Tooley, Ce'Anne Cardinal, Tobey Bobo, Mitch Smith, and John Parish. Students in the TLC system are taught the importance of setting major life goals and working to complete them. The employees of Bodybuilding.com were only too happy to help motivate these bright, young students toward reaching their fitness challenge.
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The Employees Of Bodybuilding.com Were Only
Too Happy To Help Motivate These Students.
The teachers reached out to Bodybuilding.com from the outset of the challenge on the first day of school. A company dedicated to the achievement of health and fitness goals, they were glad to lend a hand. Bodybuilding.com sent several teams of dedicated fitness experts to the school throughout the year to check up on the student's progress.
During these visits they gave motivational, fitness and nutritional pointers to the young pupils. On the day of the challenge, representatives of Bodybuilding.com were there to cheer on the exceptional boys and girls of the TLC system as they pushed themselves to success. And succeed they did!
Every single student, who's ages range from 8 to 16 years old, rose to the challenge. They smashed the goal by completing 1,000 pushups each in two breathtaking hours!
The importance setting challenging life goals and working to achieve them is a lesson that is rarely learned through traditional lecture and reading alone. It is best taught through experience rather than by conventional means. Some of us are lucky to learn this lesson on our own, however, the students of the TLC program have the great fortune of experiencing this first hand under the careful guidance of their teachers.
Ten year old Jacob Hunter remarked of the "Goals for Life" program: "The best part of the challenge was knowing that I can set another goal in life and finish it." Equipped with these tools, the TLC students of Canyon Springs are ready to succeed in life regardless of the challenges because they know that reaching any goal is possible, no matter how daunting it may seem.
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