Fitness Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to information about Fitness. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (game directions, lists of exercises, lessons) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.
- A teaching unit in which the students learn about the key components of
physical fitness and how important it is to their livelihood. The aerobics
classes are designed to get students involved and moving to give them a good
an Expert: Fitness/Health/Medicine
- This CLN page has links to Websites featuring experts willing to answer
questions in the area of exercises, fitness, and personal training.
Lesson Plans : Skill Related Fitness
- A number of lesson plans on fitness covering K-12 grades but primarily
for elementary students.
- In this webquest activity, intermediate students conduct web research to
find out how to make a healthier body. Their research is done from one of
four perspectives, depending on the expert role they have assumed: food, exercise,
hygiene, and safety. Starting points for the research are provided.
- Online Yoga Videos
- A great site with free full length high definition videos of yoga poses, yoga classes, breathing techniques and yoga anatomy.
- Yoga DVDs
- Lots of great video suggestions for people starting out with Yoga.
- Over 50 articles on fitness facts from the American Council on Exercise,
accessible through an index or searchable by keyword.
- Lots of information on Back & Neck Care, Exercise, and Injury, including
guidelines for performing specific exercises and dealing with various sports
- Designed for young children, this site features a fitness/game adventure,
learning activities (e.g., crosssword puzzles), and kids' stories
- A whole series of informative articles, suitable for students, in four
topics: fitness fundamentals, get active, the injurenet, and fuel for fitness.
In addition, in their "Pick a Sport " section, find out about the necessary
equipment to play popular sports, get advice to help you decide if the activity
is right for you, and read tips to safely maximize your workout.
- Contains articles, exercises, information, etc. under the categories of
mind/body, nutrition, fitness programs, exercises, lifestyle changes, and
- The Fitness Online mission is to provide you, the user, with all the information,
tools, and support you need to achieve your personal health and fitness goals.
Partner Connection Jumpsite
- A monster meta-list with over 500 briefly annotated links organized within
more than 15 main topics and over 75 sub-topics. In addition, check out their
"Fitness Library" for a series of informative articles on four different topics:
Getting and Staying Active,Fitness Equipment, Managing Your Weight, and Nutrition
- A library of playing instructions for more than 50 of the most popular
kids games plus a set of links to information on over 250 other games.
- An extensive meta-list of links to Fitness, Nutrition and Wellness sites
(in 18 sub-categories), fitness programs (4 sub-categories), and 17 types
of sport- specific sites. In addition, there's a "site of the month" with
an archive of previous winners.
- Six different weight training programs are described in this Jean-Paul
Fitness Specialist site: Men and Women's Pyramid Program; Men and Women's
Standard 3-Day Split; Men and Women's 2-Day Split; Men and Women's Abdominal
Program; Men's Maximum Gains 5-Day Split; and Women's Weight Loss 3-Day Split.
The various exercises within each program are described and illustrated.
Space (LS) Health and Fitness: WWW Research Lessons
- One of the ways to integrate the Internet into your classroom is by using
it as a source of current curricular information. Having students conduct
research on the WWW is an effective and relevant learning activity but teachers
may feel at a loss as to what kind of questions students should be given to
research. This site contains several examples of health and nutrition research
questions (organized by grade levels) which pose motivating, genuine problems
or open-ended real life problems whose solutions and answers are not easily
Physical Education: Fitness
- A search through the Schoolhouse for Fitness Lesson Plans yielded about
10 hits. Most of these tend to be PE lesson plans but they do have a fitness
- "Everything you never wanted to know" about stretching and flexibility,
including explanations, physiology, and exercises.
- Descriptions (and diagrams) of twelve basic step patterns, and articles
on adapting aerobics for special needs.
- Yoga Postures
- The Yoga Posture Guide is an excellent resource center for yogis of all levels. Namaste!
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