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(CNN) -- Once the bell rings, many school children are ready to call it a day. But not all, some kids are staying late, in the name of wellness.
(CNN) -- Once the bell rings, many school children are ready to call it a day. But not all, some kids are staying late, in the name of wellness.

This isn't your typical classroom, but in this after-school program, you'll find students anxious to put in overtime.

"Cardio Kool Kids" creator Amy Head says the instructors go into schools, churches and recreation centers...wherever the kids are. The group meets weekly over several months.

“We bring the program to the children. It encompasses really the whole child. We talk about nutrition and lots of topics around health and wellness.”

School officials say this after-school program simply adds to what the students are learning in school.

“It is fun but its also becoming part of a healthy lifestyle that we try to promote here. They're picking up on it, they know its a good thing to be doing, and it just falls in line with the other things that we promote throughout the school day.”

Learning plus fun with friends is an equation worthy of an 'A.'

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