CLN - Community Leaning Network CLN Community Learning Network


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.

[The] Aerobics/Fitness Unit
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 cardiovascular workout.

Ask 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.

AskERIC Lesson Plans : Skill Related Fitness
A number of lesson plans on fitness covering K-12 grades but primarily for elementary students.

Body Tune Up
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.

Do Yoga With MeOnline Yoga Videos
A great site with free full length high definition videos of yoga poses, yoga classes, breathing techniques and yoga anatomy.

Fit Facts
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 injuries.

Fitness Fever
Designed for young children, this site features a fitness/game adventure, learning activities (e.g., crosssword puzzles), and kids' stories

[The] Fitness Files
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 pro's center.

Fitness Online
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.

Fitness 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 Made Easy.

Games Kids Play
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.

Best Blender for Protein Shakes
Protein plays an important role with fitness. You need to keep your energy up. You'll find recipes for protein shakes and recommendations on blenders and special drink containers to use.

JP Workouts
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.

Learning 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 found.

Schoolhouse: 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 element.

Stretching and Flexibility
"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.
Stretching and strengthening tips for the elderly. Includes articles about gaining mobility and tips on purchasing the right mobility aids.

Top of Page

Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in Fitness. For other resources in Physical Education (e.g., curricular content, lesson plans, and theme pages), click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.

[Previous Page]