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On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, the Washington Redskins football team hosted the largest virtual exercise lesson in world history. According to information on the Redskins’ website, 646 boys and girls from the Washington, DC, area filled FedExField for a 30-minute workout. The workout was led by players such as Andre Carter and Chris Cooley and was viewed on 100-foot-wide HD video boards. Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb wandered among the children, offering cheers and words of encouragement. “If we can get these kids to be more involved in [physical activity], then they’ll continue to exercise as they get older and they’ll pass it along to friends and family,” said McNabb in a press release. “And also when they get older, they’ll pass it on to their kids”



On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, the Washington Redskins football team hosted the largest virtual exercise lesson in world history. According to information on the Redskins’ website, 646 boys and girls from the Washington, DC, area filled FedExField for a 30-minute workout. The workout was led by players such as Andre Carter and Chris Cooley and was viewed on 100-foot-wide HD video boards. Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb wandered among the children, offering cheers and words of encouragement. “If we can get these kids to be more involved in [physical activity], then they’ll continue to exercise as they get older and they’ll pass it along to friends and family,” said McNabb in a press

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  • Ryan Halvorson is the associate editor of IDEA Fitness Journal.
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