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High schoolers investigate their fitness levels. In this personal health activity, students participate in the President’s Challenge for Fitness to assess their physical fitness levels and set goals for improvement. The 5 tests high schoolers complete are curl ups, sit and reach, push ups, shuttle run, and timed mile run.
Students practice skills of physical fitness to prepare for The Presidential Physical Fitness Test. They practice daily using specific exercises like curl ups and the one mile run/walk. The lesson allows students to project a profile needed for passing and they are encouraged to undertake healthy lifestyle choices.
The six categories of this fitness gram project line up with many of the state standards for fitness testing. There is a component in this project for each individual to set a goal for each of the fitness tests to be taken. In this way, they take a look at their current level of fitness and figure out what they might need to do to reach the goals for each of the tests. This looks both fun and motivating
Students evaluate their fitness levels. In this physical fitness lesson, students compare their performances on the Presidential Fitness Test with the standards of the United States Fitness Council. Students measure their progress by participating in fitness stations which include curl-ups, pull-ups, and push-ups.
Students participate in a variety of aerobic conditioning exercises in preparation for the President's Challenge Fitness Test. As a whole class they participate in a fast walk exercise, and rotate through different fitness stations involving jogging in place, step-ups, curl-ups, and jumping rope.