Announcements

FITNESS FOR LIFE

1.  Fitness Testing is completed in the Fall and Spring Months. Components of
fitness tested are:  Cardiovascular (heart-lung endurance), Muscle Strength
(push up and crunches), Flexibility (sit and reach), body Composition
(BMI:  Height and Weight).
The purpose of fitness testing is to have students evaluate their present
level of fitness, and to set individual goals.

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR FITNESS:

F.I.T.T. Principle

Frequency/Intensity/Time/Type

Aerobic:

F:       Food pyramid recommends daily exercise for children.
         Active children can maintain their fitness levels
         by exercising three times per week and to improve
         fitness by exercising 5 times per week.

I:       60-85% of maximum heart rate capacity

T:      20-30 minutes each day

 Muscular Strength & Endurance:

F:       2-3 times per week, per muscle group

I:       Varied:  light to heavy

T:       2-3 sets of 8-15 repetitions per exercise

 Flexibility:

F:       5-7 days per week

I:       Stretch to the point of mild tension and not beyond

T:       Hold for 15-60 seconds, for 1-3 repetitions


***It is important for us as adults to be positive role models by leading an
   active lifestyle.  If you can get outside walk, play, ride a bike,  hike...
   with your children ...it will enrich your day.




2.   We are excited to introduce the fitness center and new curriculum
     to incoming and returning students.
     Indoor tennis, ping pong, disc golf, adventure, snowshoeing, dance,
     geofitness, spinning and more.