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: 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
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.