Lifetime Fitness

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Lifetime Fitness is required for graduation; students are encouraged to complete the class during the freshman or sophomore year. This course provides an introduction to the components of physical fitness, including cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and agility. Each student maintains a personal exercise workout journal, tracks progress, assesses level of physical fitness, and sets personal goals.


Unit Essential Questions Content Skills and Processes Assessment Resources
Lifetime Fitness

How can I improve, maintain and sustain personal aerobic and anaerobic fitness?
How can I lift weights safely and effectively?
How can I measure my improved fitness?

How can I improve my quality and duration of life by improving physical well being?

How can I reduce the potential  for long term health problems?

How can I train for functional movement?

Safely warm up and cool down, including  dynamic stretching for all  exercise sessions.
Proper use of all exercise equipment and free weights.

Proper use of Physioballs  and dumbbells in exercises to improve strength and stability in  hips, core, and shoulders.

Proper use  of free weights to train for strength, increased power, stability and mobility.

Proper body positioning for specific exercises.

Proper posture and proper stance for optimal movement.

Will demonstrate an understanding of  elements of fitness; muscular strength, stability-balance, flexibility, power, aerobic and anaerobic endurance.
Knows how to interpret resting and  training exercise heart rates to facilitate maximum benefits from exercising.

Will demonstrate safety for self and others when using exercise equipment. 

Will demonstrate proper exercise form and the understanding of the value of specifically  using  training to optimize mobility, balance, stability and joint function. 


Pre-test and post-test in chosen fitness categories.

Instructor's experience and knowledge.
Campus, track, gym, exercise room.