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Are you ready to Flourish with Fitness throughout the month of November? If so, then it’s time for 30 DAYS of THANKS and 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 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, 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 a certificate and toe token.
For an editable copy of the November Flourish with Fitness Challenge, click 30 DAYS of THANKS and PLANKS.
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This is great! Do you mind if I use it with my PE classes. I see there is an editable version. I teach at an elementary school in Huntington Beach, California. I follow you on twitter and your blog.
Of course you can use it. I hope it works well. New challenge every month.
Thank you so much!
My hisband can do a 1hr and 20 minute plank isn5 that awsome
That truly is quite the accomplishment.
Awesome resources! Thank you for sharing them!!
I am an adapted physical education teacher. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I look forward to seeing more and implementing them as I can!
Hi, Laura! Thank you for taking the time to make a comment. Words like your really motivate me. Greatly appreciated.