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Liberty Schools wins fitness center for promoting student activity

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A school in Youngstown is being awarded a fitness center for being named one of the state's top three schools promoting student physical activity.

The National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils announced that Liberty Schools will receive a Don't Quit! Fitness Center as part of a multi-million dollar campaign against childhood obesity.

The organization said they want to encourage and reward innovation in youth fitness by awarding fitness centers that use new and unique methods to promote student physical activity and wellness.

The fitness centers are being granted to three schools in the state that the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils named as the most outstanding schools for demonstrating new and innovative ways for promoting student physical activity and wellness.

The National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils said studies show that physical activity improves academic achievement, increases confidence and self-esteem, reduces discipline problems, cuts absenteeism and fosters better interpersonal relationships.

According to a news release from the organization, funding for the fitness centers does not rely on taxpayer dollars or state funding. The Don't Quit! Fitness Center is financed through public and private partnerships with companies like The Coca-Cola Company, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation and Nike.

The new fitness centers will be dedicated at ribbon cuttings ceremonies this fall.

Other schools receiving fitness centers are Willson School in Cleveland and Glendale-Feilbach Elementary in Toledo.

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