ERMA – Students from one local high school put together a special health and fitness expo for their community, helping to raise money for their class while encouraging friends and family to stay in shape.
Class was in session Sunday morning at Lower Cape May Regional High School but this time it came in the form of exercising as people participated in the school's first health and fitness expo in an effort to help raise money for the class of 2015.
"We were trying to come up with a different type of fundraiser and we thought this was something outside the box promoting health and fitness," said sophomore class advisor Jackie Siscone.
"We chose to do something with health and fitness because we wanted to get people in our school to come out and be healthy," explained sophomore class president Averi Smith.
With a little help from two local gyms and trainers from all around Cape May County the sophomore class was able to put together a wide array of fitness classes including zumba, crossfit, pilates, and many more.
"The community has really reached out and donated their time in order to help us with this fundraiser," Siscone said.
"I'm very appreciative because it helped us a lot and it's helping to benefit our community and our school so it's really nice," expressed sophomore Maddi Franco.
The money raised on Sunday will go directly to the class sophomore class to help fund future school events such as the prom, senior trip, and other activities giving the students something to look forward to.
And with such a positive turnout, students say they are happy to see the support they are getting from their community.
"It makes you feel good about the community coming together to be able to do something like this. You can only experience high school once so go all out," Smith said.