Wellness Initiatives

Jamaal Abdul-Alim:

Black pedometer in hand, Greendale Middle School Spanish teacher Barb Rampolla hits the track behind her school to do three or four laps a few times a week.

Last summer, she joined an area fitness center. Over Christmas vacation, she abstained from her favorite holiday treats – and won a contest for not gaining any weight over winter break.

Fruits and vegetables are now a regular part of her diet. She’s feeling better, too.

“And I have to say that my clothes fit better,” said Rampolla, 58. “And for a woman, that’s really good.”