By David Schultz
At Walt Whitman Middle School in Fairfax County, step dancers are performing at the main entrance. There's a basketball game going in the gym and a karate demonstration taking place in a classroom.
School administrators are hoping their students take up these activities. They're trying to get the students to be active for the federally recommended 60-minutes per day.
Otha Davis, the school's principal, says this is harder than it should be.
"Some of our kids spend a lot of time with computers and iPods and texting."
Davis speaks to WAMU as he does a 2-mile power walk through the halls of his school.
"So this is just one way to say it's Ok to be physically fit."
Whitman Middle School received a $5,000 grant for an after-school fitness club from the NFL's "Fuel Up to Play 60" initiative.