Ch 24: Creating Fitness & Exercise Plans

About This Chapter

A healthy and fit body makes for a strong mind. This is an important concept all children need to practice and understand. In this chapter, we explore how to promote and develop safe and valuable fitness and training plans for students.

Creating Fitness & Exercise Plans - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our professional instructors explain the benefits of healthy and robust fitness and exercise plans for your physical education program. They will guide you through the elements and principles of conditioning and training, as well as help you to design specific fitness plans for individual students. You will also learn how to establish a safety protocol for your classroom and develop strategies for treating and preventing injuries. After completing this chapter, you will be ready to promote and build fitness performance with your students.

The following are some skills you should be able to perform at the end of this unit:

  • Explain the physical, social, and emotional benefits of sports and physical activity
  • Demonstrate and convey fitness and sport activity etiquette
  • Describe the elements of a well-rounded fitness program
  • Apply conditioning and training principles
  • Design and implement individualized fitness plans
  • Evaluate student progress toward fitness benchmarks and goals
  • Apply injury prevention and treatment strategies to your P.E. program
  • Plan and implement safety rules and procedures for your P.E. classroom

The concepts covered in this chapter are presented through brief, engaging videos designed to deepen your preparation for fitness planning in your P.E. classroom. Each lesson has an accompanying transcript and self-assessment quiz to help you review the material and determine your own level of mastery. In addition, you can use the Timeline feature of the video recorder to review specific areas of each lesson. Be sure to track your progress on your dashboard.

11 Lessons in Chapter 24: Creating Fitness & Exercise Plans
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The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

1. The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

The benefits of regular physical activity include positive mental health, stress relief, and a longer life span. Learn about exercise for the mind and body, what counts as regular exercise, and physical activity for the body and mind.

Physical Activity: Health, Fitness and Performance

2. Physical Activity: Health, Fitness and Performance

Physical activity serves multiple purposes, including improving health, fitness, and performance. In this lesson, explore how physical activity relates to health, the overload principle, and the specificity principle.

Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

3. Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

Exercise is an activity that can help human beings stay physically and mentally healthy. Learn about the three components of exercise programs, including aerobics, strength training, and stretching. Review different aspects of exercise, including different types of stretching, aerobic exercises and endurance, athletic conditioning, and flexibility.

The 3 Principles of Training: Overload, Specificity & Progression

4. The 3 Principles of Training: Overload, Specificity & Progression

There are three main principles of fitness training: overload, specificity, and progression. Discover why the principles of training are important and how to apply each one to a fitness regimen.

Using Conditioning & Training Principles

5. Using Conditioning & Training Principles

In this lesson, we will discuss conditioning and training principles. We review some of the principles associated with these two concepts. We present training plans for running and Crossfit. Importantly, we also discuss nutrition, rest, and recovery.

Designing & Implementing Individualized Fitness Plans

6. Designing & Implementing Individualized Fitness Plans

In this lesson, you will learn ways to design and implement individualized fitness plans. You will learn how to initially check your fitness level, preview a sample plan, and set goals and stick with them as you become healthier.

Physical, Social and Emotional Benefits of Participating in Sports

7. Physical, Social and Emotional Benefits of Participating in Sports

There are many benefits of participating in sports, especially for young people. Learn about the positive impact of sports, and the physical, social, and emotional benefits.

Fitness, Sports & Activities Etiquette

8. Fitness, Sports & Activities Etiquette

The expected guidelines of behavior, often unspoken, are known as etiquette and maintain consistent respect in fitness activities. Learn the expected etiquette for sports and fitness activities that all players should follow.

Preventing & Treating Fitness Injuries

9. Preventing & Treating Fitness Injuries

Fitness injuries, such as sprains and strains, can be treated and prevented with techniques like stretching and cross-training. Explore fitness injuries and treatment and prevention options.

Student Progress & Safety in Physical Education Classes

10. Student Progress & Safety in Physical Education Classes

Physical education teachers have an important responsibility to monitor students' progress and safety in class. This lesson provides some strategies for successfully acting as a monitor.

Safety Rules & Procedures for P.E. Classrooms

11. Safety Rules & Procedures for P.E. Classrooms

Due to the particular characteristics of physical education classrooms, teachers need to know relevant safety rules and equipment set-up procedures. Learn about classroom safety rules and procedures that PE teachers must follow.

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