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Richard Simmons is speaking very eloquently about the problems with losing gym class in our country.

"Our kids are sick and depressed."

He's on the Today Show right now and he is kicking butt!

PS he asks people to go to his website to fill out a survey and says he's going to bring the results to DC but the site is down at this moment.

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Good for him! I'm glad somebody is speaking up about this.
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our whole schooling system needs an enema. still, yay Richard for speaking out! i love how we can moan and complain about the alarming rate of childhood obesity and then cut gym class from schools. niiiiiiice.

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good for him.
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when did gym class get cut? I never even heard of this in our schools gym is still twice a week.

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when did gym class get cut? I never even heard of this in our schools gym is still twice a week.
not only is gym being reduced or cut in certain areas but some areas are also cutting recess. i know the schools in my area no longer allow running around or running games during recess.

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My kids get less than an hour a week of exercise in school and some kids in the US get none. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

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when did gym class get cut? I never even heard of this in our schools gym is still twice a week.
IMO, that is not enough! We had gym everyday all though school when I attended public school.
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