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Examples of Incorporating Fitness Concepts into Lessons


Understanding Intensity Levels ď Ž

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Perform each activity in class for 5 minutes. Have students record heart rate after each activity and how tired they feel on a 1-10 scale. Discuss benefits and recommendation for each level. Example: Intensity Level

Low Moderate Vigorous

Activity

Recorded Heart Rate

Feeling 1-10


10,000 Steps ď Ž ď Ž

Have students wear a pedometer every day in P.E. for one week. Each day have the students engage in different activities, from low intensity to high intensity (ie. Running the mile) and record how many steps they took.

Example: Day

Activity

Monday

Skill Instruction

Tuesday

Net Game

Wednesday

Aerobic Activity

Thursday

Invasion Game

Friday

Running the Mile

Steps Taken


Balancing Calories Calories Burned during Activity

Calories Consumed

Activity/Time

Calories Burned (per 10 minutes)

Food Item

Calories Consumed

Softball or Baseball

49

10 M & Ms

34

Aerobics

64

1 Can of Coke

145

Running (9 minute mile pace)

108

1 Pepperoni Hot Pocket

530

**Based on a 130 pound person**


Balancing Calories (2) ď Ž

In an adventure race, each lap have students eat 1 M & M and perform the designated activity for the 155 pound category. Lap #

Activity

Seconds to burn the calories from 1 M&M 130 lbs

155 lbs

190 lbs

2

Fast Ballroom Dancing

50

42

34

3

Moderate Jump Rope

27

23

19

4

Playing Frisbee

92

77

63


Recommended Activity Each Week ď Ž

Class records activity log during P.E.

Monday

Sport Unit (recreational activity)

Tuesday

Fitness Day: Strength, Cardio, and Flexibility

Wednesday

Sport Unit (recreational activity)

Thursday

Fitness Day: Strength, Cardio, and Flexibility

Friday

Sport Unit (recreational activity)

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Students record activity log outside P.E.


Fitness Components & the FITT Principle ď Ž

Have the students record a FITT log for the week. Include activity in class and outside of class. Example: Day

Fitness Component

Activity

Monday

Cardiovascular Endurance

Basketball Game

Tuesday

Muscular Strength Muscular Endurance Flexibility

Fitness Day

Wednesday

Cardiovascular Endurance

Basketball Game

Thursday

Muscular Strength Muscular Endurance Flexibility

Fitness Day

Friday

Cardiovascular Endurance

Basketball Game

Sunday

Saturday


Skill Related Physical Fitness Components ď Ž

Create a circuit course with one station per skill related physical fitness component. Example:

Skill Related Component

Activity

Agility

Agility Course: Hoops, ladders, tight corners, etc

Balance

Yoga Poses

Coordination Power

Weight Lifting or Calisthenics

Reaction

Soccer Goalie: Rotate students between shooter and goalie

Speed

Relay Races (small teams of 2 or 3)


Benefits of Warming Up ď Ž

Have students perform stretching fitness tests before warming up and after warming up.

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Compare results and discuss the importance of warming up and how it affects the body.

***Caution: Ensure students do not stretch to the point of experiencing pain***


Stage of Physical Activity 

Have each student assess what stage they are in and what strategies they should use to get to the next level.

(See “Strategies for Each Stage of Physical Activity” PowerPoint)

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