Gallup McKinley School District

In the small town of Gallup NM, located 135 miles west of Albuquerque, a group of teachers and principals grew increasingly concerned over what they were seeing: an inactive student population that was becoming obese and at high risk of developing diabetes. With only minimal physical education classes being offered as exercise options to the students, the group knew a fitness overhaul was in order.

And overhaul they did. With the help of the US Department of Transportation's Carol M. White Physical Education Grant, Gallup-McKinley County Schools purchased 26 Fit- Trail systems.

"One out of 10 in our population develops diabetes," says Lany Linford, Grants Coordinator for the Gallup-McKinley County Schools, "and we're seeing it in children now. That's the reason we got the Fit-Trail systems. Prior to this we didn't have much to
offer students."

One of two flatbed tractor trailers being loaded, to transport (26) Fit-Trail systems to
New Mexico. The total weight of all these systems was approximately 50,000 pounds!

Fit-Trail Parcourse
Fitness Trail Fit Trail