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FILE - Students at two Utah middle schools and an elementary school will have the chance to hit the gym a more frequently thanks to the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils program.

SALT LAKE CITY — Students at two Utah middle schools and an elementary school will have the chance to hit the gym a more frequently thanks to the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils program.

The schools — Clayton Middle School in Salt Lake City, Eagle View Elementary in Roosevelt and Bear River Middle School in Garland, Box Elder County — have been selected to each receive a $100,000 Don’t Quit! fitness center.

Each fitness center, equipped by TuffStuff Fitness International, will be financed through public/private partnerships with companies like the Coca-Cola Co., Amerigroup Foundation, Wheels Up and Nike. The centers will not rely on taxpayer dollars or state funding.

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In announcing the winning schools Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert and foundation chairman Jake Steinfeld praised the schools for demonstrating leadership in getting and keeping their students fit.

The Don’t Quit! program — now featured in Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah — will make its way into all 50 states in the coming years in an effort to build a nation of the fittest, healthiest kids in the world.

These state-of-the-art fitness centers will be unveiled during ribbon-cutting ceremonies this fall.

For more information about the foundation, visit natgovfit.org.