Standard 1: Personal Health and Fitness (After School Fitness Program)

During my student teaching, at the end of our Fitness Unit, students had to create an After School Fitness Program that they could promote throughout school.  Below you will find the lesson plan that was used for the activity.  

PA STANDARDS:  10.4.6.A – Identify and engage in moderate to vigorous physical activities that contribute to physical fitness and health

                The student will identify various physical activities to participate in.
                The student will design an after school fitness program.
I. Planning a Fitness Program
A. Safety First
i. Follow safety tips to keep risk during exercise at a minimum.  Better safe than sorry.
    1. Choose a safe place to exercise
    2. Choose a safe time to exercise
    3. Choose proper, loose fitting clothing
    4. Wear light colored or reflective clothing at dusk or night
    5. Drink plenty of fluids
    6. Begin exercise by warming up and then cooling down
    7. Never exercise when injured
B. Setting your Fitness Goals
i. Identify a realistic goal
ii. Create a clear goal statement based on your current fitness level
iii. Set a specific plan for reaching your goal
iv. Evaluate and reflect on actions
C. Choosing the right exercise
i. To improve your heart and lung endurance, flexibility, and body composition, you need to do aerobic              exercise
ii. For muscular strength, you need to do anaerobic exercises; intense, short bursts of energy
iii. For muscular endurance you should have a program that is part aerobic and part anaerobic
II. Checking your progress
A. You may see positive changes
i. Feel better
ii. Sleep well
iii. Have more energy
iv. Weight loss
    1. After a while you may have less fat and more muscle, you may weigh more because muscle tissue is heavier than fat tissue, but you will look thinner.
v. Feel more confident
vi. Resting heart rate may be lower.  A resting heart rate, lower than 72 beats per minute indicates              a healthy level of fitness.

Introductory: (5 minutes)
Welcome the class. Take attendance.  At The Bell question, “Explain how you would check the progress of your fitness program.”  Hand back any student work during this time. Have students share their answers with the class.
Developmental: (35 minutes
The students will have the entire class period to work on their After School Fitness Programs with their partners.  The students will be writing their one page papers, and creating the posters/flyers they would hang up for advertising.  The students will be given construction paper and markers to complete the flyer.  The students will have their rubrics to look at to make sure they included everything they need to in order to receive all the points.  The students will also be able to use any of the materials handed out throughout the fitness unit.  The teacher will walk around checking the student’s progress and answering any questions the students may have.  At the end of class, the students will hand in their paper on the program and the flyer   they created with the rubric. 
Culminating: (2 minutes)
At the end of class, ask students to explain what their favorite part of the after school   fitness program was.  Ask students if they enjoyed creating an after school fitness program?  The last thing to ask is if students would like to have some of these after school programs at their school.  Allow students to back up their belongings and wait for the bell to ring.

·   Overhead projector
·   After School Fitness Program Rubric

·         After School Fitness Program

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