Originally published Sept. 7, 2017 by Fox 5 Atlanta.
By: Portia Bruner
ATLANTA – At Rivers Elementary School in northwest Atlanta, physical education is much more than a class. It’s a lifestyle that PE teachers Julie Chartier and Lisa Thibou reinforce every moment their students spend in the gym.
“It’s kind of like the mindset. Like, this is what you are, this is not something just for PE. This is how you’re supposed to take care of yourself throughout life,” veteran APS PE instructor Lisa Thibou told FOX 5’s Portia Bruner.
While the classes are physically rigorous, often looking and sounding like an adult boot camp, the students told Bruner they wouldn’t have it any other way.