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Circus Fit: Clowning Around to Stay Active

A smiling PAL youngster wearing his clown nose

PHILADELPHIA, PA – February 11, 2011 -Being the “class clown” will usually get you into trouble. If your teachers are clowns, however, goofing off is encouraged! On February 10, 2011, children at the Paley PAL Center in the Germantown section of Philadelphia were treated to a fitness-based, clown-taught course called Circus Fit.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® clowns, Mike and Watson, from The Greatest Show on Earth® visited Paley PAL and spent time interacting with dozens of children. Youngsters enjoyed learning about many of the clowns’ tricks-of-the-trade, including juggling, a unicycle demonstration, balancing acts and lots of

Mike & Watson

 laughter. Mike and Watson, who provided each child with their own clown nose, taught children the importance of remaining active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through clowning around. The Circus Fit demonstration also explored fun fitness basics, including warm-ups, stretching, aerobics and strength building. Youngsters in attendance also received tickets to attend the circus in person at the Wells Fargo Center!

Thanks to Adopt-a-Center Sponsor Comcast Spectacor, who provided the program, Paley PAL youth experienced a wonderful and meaningful afternoon that they will treasure forever.

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