Are you ready to Flourish with Fitness throughout the month of November? If so, then it’s time for 30 DAYS of GIVING THANKS and DOING PLANKS!
Plank exercises strengthen the core. Core muscles help to support the body and allow us to use our arms and legs strongly and effectively. Strong core muscles form the foundation for good posture, coordination, and balance. All gross and fine motor skills rely on a stable core.
Remember to practice and encourage proper form with your children/students. Now let’s take a look at the challenge.
Choose 1 Timed Plank Exercise and 3 Counted Plank Exercises each day from the list of 10 plank variations below!
SCAN the QR CODE for a demonstration of each plank exercise.
TIMED PLANK EXERCISES – Hold for at least 20 seconds. Increase time each day for your personal best.
COUNTED PLANK EXERCISES
Think of something or someone you’re thankful for, and write it on the calendar each day. If you’re thankful for a person, go above and beyond by telling the person or by writing them a note.
Using the linked fitness calendar, write your initials for each day you complete the routine. At the end of the month, turn in your completed calendar to your PE teacher. Students completing at least 10 days will receive a certificate.
“Strong Core Muscles Create Confident Kids!” Clamber Club, 25 Feb. 2017, clamberclub.com/weak-core-learning-difficulties-link/.
It’s once again time to Flourish with Fitness by taking October’s Fitness Spooktacle fitness challenge.
The Fitness Spooktacle consists of three separate workouts. Each workout is represented by one of three spooky Halloween images; a jack-o’-lantern, a skeleton, and a vampire bat.
On the exercise calendar, each day is highlighted by one of the three images. For example, day 1 has an image of a jack-o’-lantern. Therefore, on that day, students complete the jack-o’-lantern workout. A student’s level of spook (level of fitness), determines how many rounds of the workout he/she completes. Students cross out or write their initials on the number completed. At the end of the month, my students add up the total number of days completed, have their parents sign the bottom of the calendar, and return it to me for a certificate and shoe token.
For a PDF version of the challenge (formatting is locked in) click FITNESS SPOOKTACLE 2020!
It’s once again time for our students to Flourish with Fitness by taking the Start the School Year Write fitness challenge. This challenge offers a unique combination of physical exercises to promote strength and endurance, as well as writing and educational challenges to help stimulate the mind and fine motor skills in preparation for another great school year. What better way to get back into the flow of school!
The Start the School Year Write fitness challenge consist of a calendar and an alphabet fitness key.
Each day of the month will have a Word and Workout of the Day. The words and workouts become longer and more challenging throughout the month. Added Bonus: On the back of the calendar, write five sentences or more using any of the words of the day.
Click Start the School Year WRITE for a copy of the challenge.