Dogwood Elementary Schools gets fit with DrumFIT

Germantown, Tennessee--11/5/2021--Entering into the doors of the Dogwood gym, one can find students with drumsticks in hand. However, this is not a music lesson; it is DrumFIT. DrumFIT is a cardio drumming

program that combines the mental health benefits of drumming

with the overall health benefits of physical fitness for a full body

workout. Dogwood Elementary School started a DrumFit program just this year but it has

been around since 2006. It is fun, easy to learn, and a challenging workout for

all fitness levels and abilities. Additionally, there is no learning curve. Physical education teacher Angela Martin says, "Everyone can drum and it is non-competitive."Children drum together with drumsticks and yoga ballsboy with drumsticks

In addition to being a

great source of physical activity, DrumFIT provides

essential ‘Brain Fitness’ components such as fine motor skills,

coordination, reflexes, cross lateral movement, bilateral

movement, spatial awareness, hand-eye coordination, unilateral

movement and cognitive association. Elementary school children have an excellent time working their bodies while making rhythmic beats on their “drums”.