"Warrior Fitness" beats Obesity - Stewart Home & School

“Warrior Fitness” beats Obesity

We Beat Obesity 

Stewart Home & School students’ BMI’s are amazing! BMI’s (Body Mass Index) of 30 and above are considered “obese”. In 2010, statistics showed that 35% of Americans’ BMI’s were over 30. Our students are weighed each month and their BMI’s are calculated.  Meal intake and  exercise patterns are reviewed with administrative, residential, school program, health services, and nutritional services departments represented and – as of yesterday – less than 10% of our guys and less than 15% of our ladies fall in the obesity category. Given that the statistics for adults with special needs in Kentucky are reported to have an obesity rate of over 90%, our students are amazing! (This is 2013 data from Kentucky.)


Amber is our fitness spokeswoman on campus. Amber interviews her friend about her fitness and health goals and current habits. The questions are great questions … and the answers are equally as awesome.

What is physical strength, what does it mean to you?

It’s like having the strength of an ox to where you didn’t know you had within in.

What is endurance?

Pushing yourself to the the full limit of brutal strength.

What is healthy eating?

I have always loved eating all and every kind of fruits, and vegetable. I’ll eat my favorites which are cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, and corn.

What do you think about playing sports to stay in shape?

That is my specialty in me! I;ve played a whole wadfull of sports while I was growing up like soccer, track and field, volleyball, cross country, basketball, softball, and a little bit of flag football.

Talk to me about health snacks!

I like to eat cheese, yogurt, smoothies with fruit, also eating hummus with carrots, tomatoes, and cucumbers.

What are your choices that you order when visiting a restaurant?

Ceaser salad with grilled chicken, soups, grilled chicken BLT sandwich.

Tell me about drinking water.

Well, of course I drink lots of water. Water is really good for your body to function.

Do you like crossfit?

It’s a gateway to be building your muscles up.

What are some of your healthy habits?

Walking, running around, playing recreation sports with my friends, and I run everywhere.

2 comments on “Warrior Fitness” beats Obesity

  1. Diane Goetter says:

    This is going to be a great tool for urging on the residents. Once they read the interviews and see what Amber is saying, I think they will want to get with the program so maybe they will be interviewed! This is great. The BMI’s are great as well. New ideas just keep showing up. Keep them coming. Well done Amber!

  2. Barry Banker says:

    So proud of these ladies for their focus on fitness ! You are great examples for all our students !! Thank You !!!

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