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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 plan allows students to project a profile needed for passing and they are encouraged to undertake healthy lifestyle choices.
Staying physically fit takes time, energy, and commitment...but it can also be a lot of fun! This list includes 11 simple ways to stay motivated to exercise and will help your young athletes commit to a life of fitness and healthy living by incorporating activity into their daily lives. The extension activity additionally prompts learners to consider obstacles to a regular exercise routine and possible solutions.
First graders explore and discuss what physical fitness actually is, its benefits and how to obtain it through a variety of ways. They summarize the five parts of physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance,muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility. In addition, they assess the technique of jumping rope.
Young scholars use Internet web sites to discover how physically fit they truly are. Each group must use three web sites to answer questions and make an assessment of the person they have. Each group report back to the class what they have concluded.
Young scholars perform physical activities to test their fitness. For this fitness lesson, students do circuit activities to test physical fitness. Young scholars do warm up activities, then are introduced to the station activities. Students are shown the correct way to do the activities before starting. Young scholars rate their performance by color.
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Get moving with lesson and activity ideas to encourage and motivate students today!
Learners understand the importance of physical fitness as part of a healthy lifestyle.  In this health activity students create a display and presentation about what they learned. 
Students investigate their fitness levels. In this personal health lesson, students participate in the President’s Challenge for Fitness to assess their physical fitness levels and set goals for improvement. The 5 tests students complete are curl ups, sit and reach, push ups, shuttle run, and timed mile run.
Students compare and contrast the way they feel about themselves before and after this month-long project. They ist three reasons why being physically fit is important to them.
Students record their daily physical activity in a chart. In this physical fitness lesson plan, students and adults exercise and see how many repetitions they can do in a given amount of time. They record this in a chart over a period of 4 weeks and see their progress.
Pupils compare sedentary lifestyles to active lifestyles. In this health activity, students discuss the implications of different kinds of lifestyles, complete a worksheet, then participate in a physical activity.
Students set fitness goals. For this physical education lesson, students use science and math principles to help them create personal cardiovascular fitness plans.
Pupils investigate a web-course designed to help them perform tests on various aspects of their physical fitness, participate in a personalized fitness plan and develop strength, endurance, flexibility and aerobic capacity.
Middle schoolers participate in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. In this personal fitness lesson, students warm up and complete the required push-ups, sit-ups, running, and stretching exercises.
Second graders discuss benefits of keeping physically fit, predict effects of exercise on their bodies, perform various exercises correctly, including push-up, curl-up, and jumping jack, discuss and follow safety practices while exercising, and describe how participation in physical activity makes them feel.
Students organize personal fitness data in tables, graphs, and charts while participating in a physical fitness program. They explain their findings on the impact of regular exercise on their health.
Students research the Internet on physical fitness and sports.  In this physical fitness report lesson plan students write a report on an athlete of their choice.
Students use the internet to gather information on physical fitness and nutrition. They calculate their target heart rate and define new vocabulary words. They write an article about sports related injuries and explain the different body types.
Young scholars study physical fitness, in particular the heart and how to live a healthy lifestyle.  In this physical fitness activity students use a heart rate monitor to see their physical fitness level and develop a personal growth portfolio. 
Students search the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports webite. They write a short essay on an athlete whom the student feels best exemplifies a physically fit human machine. In addition, they illustrate their report with a picture or drawing of their athlete performing his or her sport.