WHILE many folk are still wiping the sleep from their eyes, a group of keen Cabbramatta High School students are well and truly up and at 'em.
The school's Fitness Club meets from 7.30am on Tuesdays and Fridays for bouts of cardio, strengthening, team-building and game play.
The school actively encourages its students to take part in the club as an extra curricular activity.
As well as helping participants stay fit, the program also aims to help students gain confidence and develop their team building skills.
The Fitness Club has been a feature at Cabramatta High School for the last seven years.
It has proven its popularity with the increased number of students attending the sessions. Students clearly enjoy the activities, they feel good about themselves and their achievements.
Ms Sophie Le, one of the teachers who operates the Fitness Club, has recently been working with a personal trainer to gain new training ideas and deliver a variety of fun activities to the students each week.
Students who become regular club attendees are rewarded at the end of each year with a camp.
While on the three-day camp, students are able to take part in a range of outdoor recreational activities including rock-climbing, high ropes and many other team games. Students learn to support and rely on one another.
"What I love most is the variety of students from different backgrounds, working hard together and clearly enjoying fitness," Ms Le said.