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Are you ready to Flourish with Fitness throughout the month of November? If so, then it’s time for 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 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!
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 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, add up the total number of days completed, have your parents sign the bottom of the sheet, and return it to your PE teacher. Students completing at least 10 days will receive an award certificate and toe token.
“Strong Core Muscles Create Confident Kids!” Clamber Club, 25 Feb. 2017, clamberclub.com/weak-core-learning-difficulties-link/.
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I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all you do to enhance fitness in physical education. I always look forward to your calendars and so do my students!!!
Thank you, Jessie
You just made my day. Thanks for your very kind words. Much appreciated.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! These are amazing and my students are loving them!!!
I really appreciate your kind words. So happy your kids are enjoying them.
Thank you so much for your work and calendar. My students are VERY eager to try them out this school year! I look forward to visiting your page more often, as I have found myself reading your blog on my lunch hour… very enjoyable
Oh wow. That’s very kind of you to say. Comments like this keep me motivated.