Students invited to work out with Macon County 4-H

DECATUR, Ill. — Physical activity is an important element for a student’s overall wellbeing. Being physically active is good for mental, social, psychological, and physical health. Students engaged in remote learning this fall are missing this essential educational component. Beginning in October, Macon County 4-H will offer Hustle For That Muscle, a twice-weekly aerobics workout program for students ages 8 to 18.

Hustle For That Muscle will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. The first session will begin Tuesday, October 6, at the Macon County 4-H Office located at 3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd. in Decatur. Workout sessions will be outside or in case of inclement weather, in the Illini room. All participants will be expected to wear masks and social distancing will be required.

“Hustle For That Muscle is an opportunity for students who have spent most of their day in front of a screen to release some of that built up energy,” says 4-H Extension Program Coordinator Charles Young. “Let’s get them out of the house and be active because ‘health is wealth’.”

Hustle For That Muscle is a free program. Register by October 5 at For more information, contact Charles at or (217) 877-6042.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact (217) 877-6042. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting access needs.

Source: Charles Young, 4-H Program Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension

Writer: Maria Lightner, Marketing & Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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