Thursday, February 8, 2018

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Hey PE students!

I'm back in the blogging game...thought I would start with a few laughs from Jimmy #fitnessfail 😄

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How Do Lobsters Grow?

Watch this video! 

PE STUDENTS:After watching this video, consider what his message might mean in connection with your attitude and approach to physical activity.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Benefits of Fitness Fusion

What Is Fitness Fusion?  By Paige Waehner
Fitness fusion is pretty much the fitness industry's way of beating boredom when it comes to exercise. No more 3 sets of this exercise and 2 sets of that.  No more running for an hour and lifting weights the next day.  No more separation of cardio and strength or even stretching and core work. 
Now, we're combining things, sometimes in crazy ways.
Forget riding on a stationary bike for an hour--why not try Cycle Karaoke or trying weight training while you're on a treadmill?

The Benefits:

  • Target a variety of aspects of fitness like strength, balance, stability, core strength, agility, endurance and more, making your workouts more functional
  • Combining moves from a variety of disciplines like yoga, pilates, boot camp, cardio, strength and more keeps your body and mind constantly challenged
  • Keep you from getting bored
  • Challenge your muscles in different ways
  • Provide fast, effective workouts for people with busy schedules
  • Offer new ways to exercise and continually improve your strength, fitness, and overall conditioning
PE STUDENTS:  In what ways do you currently have "fitness fusion" in your exercise activities? In what ways could you combine/add/ revise your current approach to add more "fitness fusion" Open the Link below and review/try out at least one of the suggested workouts.  Write about your experience in a PE Blog post response in your module: Which workout(s)?  how did you complete/adapt the challenge?  What did you like and/or not really like about it? How has this experience /knowledge affected your outlook about exercise. How could you add more "fitness fusion" to your weekly exercise routine?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Calisthenics Explained - Are Bodyweight Exercises Good For Building Muscle?

PE STUDENTS: Strength is an important part of any exercise program and we all should add strength exercises into our daily/weekly life!  Click the link below to learn more about Bodyweight/Calisthenics and why they are a great way to improve your strength in a functional way. There are also two levels of strength workouts below.  Try one of them(or both!) and comment on the experience.  Reminder that you can modify/pause the video anytime!

10 Minute Total Body Strength Workout for Beginners

Thursday, November 3, 2016

63 Must-Read Food, Fitness, and Happiness Blogs for 2016

FROM GREATIST:  They're keeping it real (no #fitspo here), using science to back up claims, always staying positive and inspiring, and delivering content we can't stop reading and sharing.  We went after blogs that address interesting and timely issues and feature useful, upbeat (but never in an annoying way) posts that reflect Greatist's mission of making healthy living a little bit easier and a lot more fun.
Note: Blogs are arranged in no particular order. The first entry in each section is no better than the last entry.
SAIL P.E. STUDENTS:  Do you currently follow/read any specific health and fitness blogs? Browse through the link(s) above or below to see if there are any blogs that look interesting to you.  Explore one or more blogs and write about what you came across.  Are there some that you would lie to explore further and why?  Are there any specific blogs that you are going to follow?  What tool will you use to follow?  Did you find any specific blog post that is an example of some new info or perspective that you can apply to your heathy living plan?

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Exercise as Punishment in Sport/ Physical Education

The coach of an elite peewee team in Montreal was suspended for punitive training after a loss, something that goes against the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.

The coach of an elite AAA peewee team in Montreal has been suspended by one of the most successful and prestigious hockey organizations in Quebec for allegedly forcing his 11- and 12-year-old players to do anywhere between 100 and 500 pushups in full equipment after a recent loss.

 read the article:

interview: with-the-coach-louis-isabella

PE STUDENTS: open the links above to find out more about the story.  Do you have anything to share about your experiences with exercise being used as punishment?  Or perhaps something you witnessed or know about through friends and family? What is your opinion of this tactic in sports and education/PE classes?  Should this be allowed in schools and community sports?  Why or why not?  Should there be limits or a total ban? Why do you think it is used and what would you say to adults that choose to use this as leaders in sport and education? ...for some other viewpoints, look at the comment section in the hockey news article.

further research/opinions

Physical punishment of children in sport and recreation

Sunday, September 25, 2016

How to Interval Train at Every Level

Pick Your HIIT Plan

Three trainers suggested HIIT routines at varying levels of difficulty. One of the workouts requires no equipment, and the other two only require a set of dumbbells or kettlebells. All of them make it easy to get started—now!

The Moves

Here's a detailed breakdown of all of the moves
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) can be modified for all levels of fitness. The idea is to introduce shorter, more intense intervals to your exercise time.
How can you apply this idea to your exercise plan/program/activity? Be specific with the names of moves and times and reps that you tried.
REMINDER: anyone can add intensity intervals! Create a routine with a variety of total body moves that you can repeat ( see the instructions) Using these moves and/or others.

Monday, April 25, 2016

How to Create Your Own Full-Body Workout Plan

How to Create Your Own
Full-Body Workout Plan