physical fitness

Druid City Bicycle Club

This week is National Bike to Work week and Friday is National Bike to Work DAY.  It’s recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a way to encourage people to ditch the car to get to and from work.  Tuscaloosa's Druid City Bicycle Club is organizing a breakfast for club members.  New members will get a reduced rate.  They’re also gathering on the way home from work at Black Warrior Brewery downtown.  Druid City cyclist Sam Rombokas says sometimes it’s just about getting out and doing it.

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Alabama is changing the way it assesses students in physical education classes in public schools.

The state Department of Education says every Alabama student enrolled in physical education classes in grades 2-12 will participate in the new Alabama Physical Fitness Assessment. It replaces the President's Challenge Fitness Test, which was adopted nearly 30 years ago.

The new assessment focuses on health-related fitness. It measures aerobic cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, abdominal strength and endurance, and flexibility.