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Here are some suggestions on how best to work with the FitnessGram program. If you read the introduction to the program, you know the ultimate goal of the FitnessGram is for the student to learn how to evaluate their own health status and to keep evaluating for the rest of their life. Our job is to teach them to take responsibility for taking care of their health. In the resource books "You Stay Active" several ideas are given on how to get the family involved with monitoring healthy activities. There are monthly calendars, newsletters, assessments, etc. The FitnessGram encourages you to create your own challenges for your students.

Increasing contact hours with your students is, of course, the best way to insure that they get as much meaningful activity time as possible. However, that is a discussion for you and your principal.

To gain more activity time for your students, consider encouraging your classroom teachers to do more physical things with their classes. Offer them some structured lesson plans for use in the classroom, outside or during their recess time. Some of you have morning announcements via studios, possibly a short exercise show could be put together by the students for the students. What a great time to combine art, music and physical education!

Many of you have exercise trails that could be combined with Math, Science or Social Studies lessons on walking/running to a particular place in the world, observing the environment and monitoring their heart rate on the way.

Possibly a before or after school activity club that you, other teachers or a parent might want to sponsor that would go along with your teaching themes. Give credit to students who are already involved in outside lifetime activities, i.e.: horseback riding, swimming, golf, tennis, ice skating, bowling, in-line skating.


Note to Parents: Please be aware that Physical Educators, while valuing physical fitness, hope that the public understands this test represents only a portion of their entire program of physical education. The instructors welcome inquires relating to the rest of the curriculum. They also hope you will take the time to review the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Physical Education.


  PE Central
  Human Kinetics
  Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators-Health & Fitness
  PE Links 4 U
  PE Teaching Ideas
  Get Fit Florida

 Professional Organizations

  AAHPERD - American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  FAHPERDS - Florida Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, and sport

 Grant Information

  SPARK Grant-Finder
  The Foundation Center
  Grants Gov
  After School Gov
  Education Gov

Archery Badminton Basketball Boating Bowling
Cheerleading Climbing
Rock, Wall
Cross Training Cycling
Mountain, race, road
Ballroom, square, folk, round, clogging, country, western, line, aerobic, jazzercise

Disc Sports
Golf, Freestyle,
Ultimate, Guts

Equitation Fencing Football
Floor exercise,
apparatus, rhythmic,
stunts, tumbling,
Handball Hockey Jogging LaCrosse
Martial Arts
Tae Kwon Do, 
Karate, Judo 
Outdoor Education
Ropes, orienteering, backpacking, mountain climbing, hiking, camping

Recreational Sports
Angling, pickle-ball, shuffleboard, croquet, lawn bowling, horseshoe pitching

Rope Skipping
Double dutch, egg beater, single/double
Running  Skating
Inline, roller, ice
Soccer Softball Swimming
Water, cross
country, snow
Table Tennis Tennis Track and Field Volleyball
Volkssports  Walking
Endurance, fitness, race
Water Polo