Guidelines and Outcomes

Fitness for Life seeks to create healthy habits, not just get students in shape.Expected Learning Outcomes

The Fitness for Life program will develop in students a commitment to: 

  • Lead an active and healthy life 
  • Incorporate exercise into their daily routine 
  • Understand biometric measurements and be cognitive of their own healthy heart rate 
  • View exercise as a personal responsibility 
  • Incorporate their target heart rate into their fitness regimen 
  • Know how to operate fitness equipment in relationship to the various muscle groups 
  • Develop and maintain motor skills 
  • Achieve measurable results toward an improved level of fitness 
  • Feel empowered as a result of their access to the finest facilities available and a wide variety of activities

Education 

  • Educating about the physiology of exercise and proper nutrition 
  • Technology will be a driving force behind the program. Using the tools described below, we will empower students to take control of their own well-being and fitness. We will incorporate the following elements: 

Polar TriFIT 700 System

This computerized testing database and equipment will provide fitness summaries for students and enable teachers to track progress of their students. Each summary provides a personalized report complete with explanations and recommendations based on each student’s test results. All information can be emailed to students and parents at home.

Heart-rate Monitors

We will integrate heart-rate monitors into the physical education curriculum to teach students how to exercise within the proper heart-rate zone to ensure a high-quality and efficient workout. With the use of the monitors, the focus will be placed on individual fitness and personal progress rather than on a group or team achievement. All information from workouts can be downloaded and emailed to students and parents at home.

Pedometers

Pedometers are a great way to gauge activity levels; they provide instant visual feedback about a student’s movement throughout a PE class, as well as during a school day in general. With this data, students will be able to assess their own level of activity and determine if they are being active enough.