Why Gym Class is Ineffective

The problem isn’t physical — it’s also social

Antonia Malchik
6 min readAug 5, 2022

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School is starting up in the northern hemisphere. Fresh books, old friends, maybe some new clothes. Pencils, Chromebooks, markers, loose-leaf paper. And with all of that comes the class that for far too many is synonymous with dread: gym.

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Antonia Malchik

Antonia Malchik is the author of A Walking Life: Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step at a Time; walking, tech, community, and embodiment.