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Fitness Testing and Goal Setting

In P.E. class we are completing our fall fitness tests for the year and setting personal goals. We review and practice skills that will help reach our health and fitness goals. Developing a healthy body, a healthy mind, a healthy spirit. 


In Physical Education, students participate in a variety of funtional fitness. sport and swimming activities each class throughout the year. The skills they learn are developed throughout the school year to be transfered into their personal life outside of school. Sport specific skills like throwing, catching, kicking and other manipulative and locomotive skills are incorporated into each class lesson with games and activities that will enhance their learning throughout the year. This allows students to develop these skills improving confidence as they go. If they have difficulty learning the skill the first time, they will be exposed to it again the next time it is presented during the year. Their grade each marking period will be based on their attendance, level of class participation, along with special projects and tests. If a student is not participating in class, a doctor or parent note will be required for them to be excused. I look forward to having a great year. 
10 General Physical Skills
Our goal is optimum physical competence, in all of these general physical skills.
1. Cardiovascular /Respiratory Endurance - The ability of the body systems to gather and deliver oxygen. 
2. Stamina - The ability of the body system to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy. 
3. Strength - The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular unites, to apply force. 
4. Flexibility - The ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint. 
5. Power - The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time. 
6. Speed - The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement. 
7. Coordination - The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement. 
8. Agility - The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another. 
9. Balance - The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base. 
10. Accuracy - The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity. 


World-Class Fitness in 100 Words

"Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: deadlift, clean, squat, presses, clean and jerk, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climbs, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports."

Greg Glassman


Students will need sneakers, and clothing comfortable for exercising to participate in Physical Education class.

Students in swim class will need to bring a swimsuit, goggles, towel, and a bag to carry their gear to and from class.




If you have any questions or would like to speak with me about your student please contact me by e-mail address. [email protected]




Thank you,


Thomas Holden


PE / Swim Instructor