In a quiet room at Lodi High School, a group of about 30 students work out to an aerobics tape while their teacher, Michelle Guardardo calls out how many minutes are left until the next water break.
Outside, physical education instructor Gary Knackstedt waits for his sweating students to finish running the track.
Some of the students are exhausted, but others are ready to move on to the next activity.
It's an average day for Lodi Unified School District summer school students. And though temperatures came close to record highs, the local high schoolers aren't letting the heat deter them from their daily workouts.
Neither are their teachers.
Summer school Principal Jeff Palmquist said the summer school administration is keeping the students' health in mind.
Schedules have been rearranged so the students are doing difficult aerobic exercises in the morning and swimming when the weather becomes unbearable.
But precautionary measures don't stop there.
"They've been doing the exercises but at the same time, we know it's hot," Guardardo said. "So we have them get water about every ten minutes."
Still, many students sound off disagreements, much to the amusement of their instructors.
"They complain, 'Can we get in the pool?'" Guardardo said with a chuckle.
Knackstedt has a different approach on whining students.
"Most students are 15 so they're going to complain no matter what," Knackstedt said. "We live in the valley … just keep hydrated."
Despite what teachers hear, many students still enjoy the day filled with activities such as running, weight lifting, ultimate Frisbee and swimming.
"I'm doing OK, it's tiring, but I'm just going along … I like running, I just don't like Tae Bo (aerobics)," said Tokay High student Yoselin Rangel.
Lodi High student, Scott Denton has found a way around the heat. He brings four water bottles a day and reminds himself that swimming is coming at the end of the day.
"Running is (the worst) because it's the hardest physically," Denton said. "Swimming is the best because I play water polo."
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