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CONVENTION BRINGS PRINCIPALS TO LA CROSSE.

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE, WI.  OCT. 2011 WittFitt exhibits tools for movement in the classroom for principals to try out.LaCrosse Tribune, WI Lisa Witt, the owner of Witt Fitt, shows Arrowhead High School principal Gregg Wieczorek how stability balls can be used for seating in classrooms at the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators annual conference in […]

Q-C Students Swap Chairs for Exercise Balls

Quad-City Times, February 21, 2011 Steve Martens In most ways, the students in Diane Bodnar’s third-grade class at Mark Twain Elementary School in Bettendorf looked very much like any other third-grade class as they sat quietly and worked on their handwriting last week — with one glaring difference. Rather than traditional plastic desk chairs, the […]

BOUNCY BALL

“K” MAGAZINE [ENERGIZING CHILDREN’S MINISTRY], JULY/AUG., 2010 WittFitt stability balls are featured in the magazine. Read article.

STUDENTS HAVE A BALL

STUDIO CLASSROOM MAGAZINE, TAIWAN.   SEPT. 2009. Former teacher Lisa Witt felt so strongly about the use of balls as chairs, she started WittFitt. This company encourages the use of the balls. In addition, the company educates not only teachers but also students on how to use them. Sitting on a chair all day in […]

In Some Classes, New Way to Sit Down Gets Around

By Rebecca Vandermeulen, For the Associated Press WOMELSDORF – Some fourth-graders at Conrad Weiser West Elementary School love their new chairs – probably because they’re not really chairs at all. The kids are sitting on stability balls, the air-filled, resin balls often used for exercising. But unlike the exercise variety, these have small legs that […]

SAINT PAUL PUBLIC SCHOOLS STAFF MEMBERS GET ON THE BALL.

SPPS LIVE , MN.  DEC. 2007. More than 50 classroom teachers, physical education teachers, therapists and support staff attended a stability ball training hosted by Student Health and Wellness and funded by Steps to a Healthier MN, St. Paul. Saint Paul Public Schools staff members get on the ball Steps to a HealthierMN—St. Paul hosts […]

INDUSTRY TREND – HAVING A BALL

WORKING MOTHER MAGAZINE, AUG. SEPT. 2007. When Lisa Witt was a grade school teacher in Colorado and replaced her uncomfortable chairs with a stability ball, she realized she was literally sitting on a good idea. PDF ARTICLE

THE BALL’S IN YOUR CUBICLE.

WALL STREET JOURNAL, NY. FEB. 2007. New Workplace Trend Replaces Office Chairs With Gym Balls; A Debate Over Health Benefits By ANJALI ATHAVALEY February 27, 2007   People have searched for the perfect office chair for decades, one comfortable, adjustable and easy on the back. Now some professionals are abandoning chairs altogether — in favor […]

HAVING A BALL IN SCHOOL.

THISWEEK ONLINE, MN.  DEC. 2006. Having a ball in school Local school first to trade chairs for stability ball program Posted: 12/8/06 by Laura Adelmann This week newspapers Christian Heritage Academy in Lakeville is encouraging students to get on the ball during class. Literally. This week, students in grades 6, 7 and 8 will begin […]

STABILITY IN THE CLASSROOM

KODIAK DAILY MIRROR, AK.   NOV. 2009. Stability in the classroom East Elementary class uses balls to sit on instead of chairs Article published on Friday, November 13th, 2009 By LOUIS GARCIA Mirror Writer – kodiakdailymirror.com.   Big, blue, bouncy stability balls are what 20 students get to sit on when learning at East Elementary […]