Dear Storm King Community;
I hope this email finds you safe and healthy. In addition to academics, one of the major impacts the COVID-19 virus outbreak has had on our community is in the area of physical fitness and athletics.

Physical fitness is a daily and important aspect of not only life at Storm King, but also life in general. Unfortunately, taking classes online and sitting in front of a computer for long periods may cause us to lose muscle tone and affect our fitness levels over time. Research conducted by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has shown that the health benefits of regular physical fitness activities are greater than what can be listed here.

Physical fitness and physical education at Storm King is acquired through interscholastic and intramural athletics and clubs. With this being lost for the season, we all now have an increased need for fitness activities. To help address this, the Storm King Department of Athletics has designed a daily fitness routine and will update this workout periodically.
This program is specifically designed to do at home and will require no special equipment. Our goal is to assist in keeping you healthy through this crisis and in good physical condition for when you return to school in the future. These workouts will not be sport-specific and are designed for anyone, at any physical fitness level.

Competitive student athletes may also hear from coaches who have prepared sport specific training. I know that many of you are disappointed that we will be losing our spring season, but please remember that you are still a member of your team and can still interact with your teammates and coaches through Zoom, Blackbaud, and social media. I will be sending you more about this in the coming weeks.

Adversity builds character and that is the purpose of our Athletic Program at Storm King. In a world full of uncertainty right now, I know two things for sure: 1) We will overcome this crisis together, and 2) We will all become stronger because of it.

Please remain safe and healthy, and try to keep moving! Feel free to contact me at any time with any suggestions, questions, or concerns.
Sincerely,

Joseph Graziosi, Director of Athletics
To learn more about the COVID-19, please visit the following resources:


Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

In addition, The Storm King School will post updates and relevant information on our COVID-19 dedicated web page: https://www.sks.org/coronavirus/.