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Ives hosts kids' fitness, health boot camp in Wheaton

State Rep. Ives hosts a kids' fitness boot camp in Wheaton

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  • Rep. Jeanne Ives, center, works out with young runners Friday before taking off with them on a 1-mile fun run during her second annual Kids' Fitness and Health Boot Camp at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

       Rep. Jeanne Ives, center, works out with young runners Friday before taking off with them on a 1-mile fun run during her second annual Kids' Fitness and Health Boot Camp at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • A mobile climbing wall was a big hit at Rep. Jeanne Ives' second annual Kids' Fitness and Health Boot Camp at Cantigny Park in Wheaton Friday.

       A mobile climbing wall was a big hit at Rep. Jeanne Ives' second annual Kids' Fitness and Health Boot Camp at Cantigny Park in Wheaton Friday.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Rebeca Riser, owner of Flying Buddha Fitness in Wheaton, shows Jayden Huesca of West Chicago how to do an aerial yoga move during a Kids' Fitness and Health Boot Camp Friday at Cantigny Park.

       Rebeca Riser, owner of Flying Buddha Fitness in Wheaton, shows Jayden Huesca of West Chicago how to do an aerial yoga move during a Kids' Fitness and Health Boot Camp Friday at Cantigny Park.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Kaitlyn Blaha, of Wheaton, was one of many kids who showed they could work hula hoops during Rep. Jeanne Ives' second annual Kids' Fitness and Health Boot Camp at Cantigny Park Friday.

       Kaitlyn Blaha, of Wheaton, was one of many kids who showed they could work hula hoops during Rep. Jeanne Ives' second annual Kids' Fitness and Health Boot Camp at Cantigny Park Friday.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Participants went through more traditional boot camp exercises such as situps during Rep. Jeanne Ives' second annual Kids' Fitness and Health Boot Camp at Cantigny Park Friday.

       Participants went through more traditional boot camp exercises such as situps during Rep. Jeanne Ives' second annual Kids' Fitness and Health Boot Camp at Cantigny Park Friday.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Video: Ives' Kid's Fitness Boot Camp

 
Daily Herald report

More than 150 kids were educated about how to stay active and eat healthy on Friday during State Rep. Jeanne Ives' boot camp.

Officially called the second annual Kids' Fitness and Health Boot Camp, the event was held at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

Ives, who served in the U.S. Army, led some exercises, including a 1-mile fun run, along with her son, who is also in the military.

The kids were also able to participate in an obstacle course, climb a rock wall, take a fitness test and learn aerial yoga and aerobic dance.

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