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Healthy Hijinks On The Fun Bus

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Kids having fun on the "Fun Bus."  (Source: FunBuses.com)

Kids having fun on the “Fun Bus.” (Source: FunBuses.com)

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MIAMI (CBS4) – The wheels on the bus may go “round and round, round and round” but now those in charge of keeping it rolling have added a little fun into the equation.

The big green “Fun Bus” is rolling around town bringing fun and fitness to school children in South Florida.

For the past five years Jeovanna Dominguez has been visiting schools and pre-schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to show kids the importance of fitness and have fun while doing so.

“We teach here that fitness is fun through music and imagination and best part about it it’s all on the bus”  said Dominguez to CBS 4’s Marybel Rodriguez outside of the Creative Learning Center in Kendall, one of the many pre schools she visits once a week.

The outside of the “Fun Bus” is a painted a bright green, instead of school bus yellow, and is adorned with pictures of kids and colored flowers.  The inside is a complete kids gym on wheels.  There are no seats.  Instead it is outfitted with colored mats, a rock climbing wall, monkey bars, tumbling balls, punching bags and much more.

But before any of the physical fun can begin, Dominguez likes to get the kids warmed up with a bit of stretching to ‘Itsy, Bitsy Spider.  Then it’s on to the ‘Freeze Dance’ followed by tumbling the bars.  In all it is a 30 minute work out which includes not only fitness but also coordination, counting and discipline.

Seven days a week Dominguez is on the road not only visiting schools and birthday parties.

“Rain or shine we are here we take over and when we leave the kids always want more”  said Dominguez as she packed up her mats, turned off the music and drove off to another school where kids were waiting to have some fun.

For more information on the Fun Bus visit their website www.funbuses.com.

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