On Monday, November 30, as part of the NFL's HOMETOWN HUDDLE program and in partnership with Optum, United Way Silicon Valley and the NFL's PLAY 60 Campaign, the San Francisco 49ers converted a former classroom into an innovative health and fitness center for students at Fischer Middle School in San Jose.
Select students took part in the after-school assembly followed by the unveiling of the fitness classroom where the students broke in the new fitness equipment with 49ers players.
49ers players who participated included P Bradley Pinion, TE Garrett Celek, CB Kenneth Acker, and TE Brian Leonhardt.
"It's great to be able to give back to the local community while educating kids on physical fitness," said Pinion. "I really enjoyed watching the students' reactions after we unveiled the equipment."
The indoor fitness zone will provide a venue to inspire students to become physically fit while demonstrating how the body can reach its full potential with the help of state-of-the-art technology and assessment equipment. Students will be able to measure their athletic performance while learning the science behind how exercise affects their health and wellness.
Some of the donated equipment included stationary bikes, medicine balls, and rowing machines.
"The San Francisco 49ers are not only about the games we play on the field," said 49ers chief operating officer Al Guido. "More broadly, we're about the positive impact we can make in the community. Our 49ers Foundation strives to keep kids 'Safe, On Track, and In School,' and overall health and wellness is part of that mission statement. The new indoor fitness zone will help students at Fischer Middle School to do just that."
The 49ers Community Mondays program is presented by Dignity Health and includes weekly events involving players giving back to the community in the spirit of the 49ers Foundation's mission to keep kids, "Safe, On Track, and In School."
San Francisco 49ers converted a former classroom into a technology-driven health and fitness center for students at Fischer Middle School in San Jose.