EMBRACE THE STRIDES OF MARCH! – March Fitness Challenge

 

In an effort to bolster my goals as a physical education teacher and serve the needs of my students, I deliberately introduce various ways to keep kids’ minds and bodies healthy. Naturally, the monthly Keeping Kids in Motion Fitness and Nutrition Challenges help me accomplish that goal.

This month’s Embrace the Strides of March challenge teaches our students that even something as simple as playing outside or going for a walk with their family is an important means of staying physically and emotionally fit.

So this month EMBRACE your everyday, routine activities such as riding a bike, walking your dog, or hiking and take more purposeful STRIDES toward lifelong fitness.

Click EMBRACE THE STRIDES for access to the challenge!

Complete at least 10 days of the challenge and students receive an award certificate.


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Lucky Leprechaun’s March Fitness Challenge

Lucky Leprechaun’s March Fitness Challenge consists of three different workouts (green, yellow, and white) focusing on endurance, upper body, and lower body strength. As the month progress, the time and/or number of repetitions for each exercise gradually increases. There is a built-in rest day every fourth day. Each rest day includes an additional non-fitness related challenge.

Each student’s fitness level varies. Therefore, the guidelines on the calendar are not set in stone. With help from an adult, each of the exercises and/or repetitions and times can be adapted to appropriately challenge the student. For example, if a student doesn’t have a jump rope, he can jump with an “imaginary” jump rope. This will allow him to reap the healthy benefits of continuously jumping for the given amount of time. What if the number of repetitions for an exercise is too high on day one? If this is the case simply adjust the repetitions throughout the month. Never hesitate to contact the physical education department with any questions or comments regarding the challenge.

Click Lucky Leprechaun Fitness for access to the challenge!

Don’t forget to turn in your calendar at the end of the month!

Mark each day a workout (including the “rest day” challenge) is completed with a check mark. At the end of the month, count up the total number of checks, then write that number on the bottom of the calendar where it says, “Total Days Completed.”

Calendars can be turned in to a PE teacher any day after March 31st.  All students who take part in Lucky Leprechaun’s March Fitness Challenge and return their calendar will receive an award certificate and a toe token. The names of the students who complete the challenge will be proudly posted outside the gym.

Students do NOT have to complete each day to receive a certificate. We understand that our students have busy schedules, or sometimes just forget to complete a workout. The goal is to have fun while getting fit!

Parents are encouraged to help and even participate in the workouts.

Your child may need a little guidance. We encourage parents to assist with form and necessary adaptations based on fitness level. Finally, students get so excited when parents and siblings participate in the challenge with them. What better way to lead by example and promote lifelong fitness!

Click Lucky Leprechaun Fitness for access to the challenge!


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FOR THE LOVE OF EXERCISE – 25 Day Fitness Challenge

 

The trusty JUMP ROPE once again grabs the spotlight for February’s Flourish with Fitness Challenge. For the Love of Exercise is designed to increase awareness of all the benefits from jumping rope. Jump rope is one of the most effective cardiovascular exercises. Along with benefits to the heart, jump rope also enhances coordination, agility, and strengthens bones, arms, legs, and core.jumpforheart

Click FOR THE LOVE OF EXERCISE for access to the challenge.

For the Love of Exercise also offers other exercises to help enhance full body fitness. Throughout the month, participants will be challenged with exercises including plank, squats, and burpees, where the degree of difficulty gradually increases week by week.

The workouts posted each day can be adapted to fit the fitness level of each participant. Students may need to perform fewer repetitions on a given day due to fatigue or if they’re physically not ready. Some students may need to add more time and repetitions than the ones posted on any given day to level up.

This workout is an excellent opportunity for jump rope beginners to strengthen their jump rope ability. I encourage beginner jumpers to persevere. If you put in a little work each day, your ability will increase steadily. For the advanced jumpers, you are encouraged to push yourselves and even try the more difficult challenges demonstrated in the video below.

I like to give each student who returns a fitness challenge a certificate of participation.

Get certificate HERE.

 

CHECK THIS OUT! Below is a Blowing off S.T.E.A.M project I created for my students. Here, they are challenged to use available household materials to create their own jump rope.

(Click Blowing Off STEAM in PE  for an editable copy of the challenge!)

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Click For the Love of Exercise for access to the challenge.

Click CERTIFICATE for access to the FOR the LOVE of EXERCISE participation certificate.


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