PHIT America's AMPED program is opening up to schools in the Pacific Northwest, including two in Southern Oregon.
19 Oregon schools that have this program are in Sweet Home, Pendleton, Madras, Redmond, Lincoln City, Newport, Sunriver, Ranier, and Fairview. Some of them have multiple AMPED schools.
The two schools in Southern Oregon are the Brookings Harbor Christian School and Sunny Wolf Charter School in Wolf Creek.
"We just started it and our kids are extremely excited," director of Brookings Harbor Christian School Kari Schultz says, "Especially with the music. They are running laps around our school. They are doing this on their own as well."
The AMPED program is a program that rebuilds physical activity programs in schools and have programs which get kids to play sports.
PHIT America says it has already helped 400,000 student in 730 schools nationwide.
PHIT America founder Jim Baugh says in a global study of 50 developed countries in this world, U.S. kids were ranked 47th out of 50 countries in the world.
He also says 93 percent of kids don't meet CDC for physical health standards.
"The program we are talking about with AMPED really helps get these kids moving, but helps them academically as well," Baugh adds.
Phit America is partnering with the Julie Love Private Foundation to bring programs to the Pacific Northwest, and hope to help 100,000 kids.
Their ultimate goal is to get 10 million children fit and healthy nationwide.