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North Carolina is introducing a pilot program to let high schoolers take PE from home.

There's no "i" in "team," but there is in "iPad." (stock photo)

When I was in high school, I hated gym. Being forced to compete, the teacher shouting at me to "hustle," changing in the locker room with the other boys… it was a daily nightmare. I was a chubby, unathletic kid way out of my element. But if I had been able to take gym at home, using a computer, I would have been much, much happier. And at least twice as chubby.

North Carolina's Virtual Public School, a service that lets kids in the state take courses not offered by their local school system, is testing a revolutionary idea: virtual gym. In case you're imaging someone wearing a VR headset and doing jumping jacks, don't worry. It's not nearly that cool. According to the press release, here's how it will work:

Sources: The Charlotte Observer