Health and Fitness
Research has shown that good nutrition and cardiovascular exercise have a very positive impact on emotional well-being and brain functioning such as concentration, memory, focus and attention. Further, there is a growing body of research suggesting that regular cardio-vascular exercise can be more effective than medications and therapy in treating depression and anxiety.
Simply put, when we feel good physically we feel better emotionally, and we think more clearly.
We have implemented these findings into our programming at Solstice by including several experiential learning interventions aimed at improving the physical health of the young ladies we serve. Soon after joining Solstice, students receive a fitness and nutrition assessment. Together with our nutritionist and fitness director, students develop personal goals to get more active and eat better.
Fitness & Recreation for More Engaged and Active Minds
Knowing the relationship between good physical health and good mental health, we offer ample opportunity for our students to get active in exciting ways; and we offer encouragement every step of the way. Experiential learning is integrated into our daily routine at Solstice.
Students participate in regular workouts, developing fitness goals aimed at improving their cardio-vascular fitness, strength and flexibility. Our students participate in daily aerobic workouts including running, biking, and aerobic classes. They also participate in other weekly workouts including Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and boot camp.
The improvements in their physical condition will have immeasurable effects on their mood, self-esteem and sense of self-efficacy.