LSMA Students Have Opportunity to Stay Active with Life in Motion Program

Jonathan Rivera has taken his love of physical activity that began when he was a little boy watching his grandmother rise each day at 5 a.m. to work out and introduced Life in Motion to students and members of the faculty and staff at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.

“My vision is to jumpstart a health promotion program that will increase the value and importance of physical activity on academic success for the student body prior to transitioning to college and beyond,” said Rivera, a residence life intern at LSMSA and a graduate assistant in fitness and wellness at Northwestern State University. “This extends beyond that holistically to other dimensions of wellness.

“I focus more on intellectual wellness because, of course, there has been a number of activities the school has hosted talking about mental health, considering how students may experience depression, anxiety and stress. I feel that using physical activity is a positive platform for them to release that stress and really find a way to feel better.”


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