A pint-sized celebrity surprised Idlewild Elementary School students Thursday morning by showing up to work out with them during P.E. class.
The Lakewood students knew exactly who C.J. The Workout Kid Senter was. After all, theyd been exercising to the 10-year-olds DVDs for months. Teacher Ira Jarmon introduced C.J. into his curriculum, believing kids might benefit from seeing someone their own age placing value in fitness.
Jarmon decided to bring C.J. to the school and started a coin drive competition late last year, telling the students that whichever class raised the most money would get to shave his beard and receive a surprise.
The students raised $1,200 and after an impromptu grooming session in class, Jarmon spent the day walking around with patches in his beard and a Hitler-style mustache.
On Thursday, the surprise C.J. walked into class and encouraged the kids to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.
They were star-struck.