The Fitness program at Olympic Middle School consists of two major components: games and fitness activities.
The organized games component will educate students about game rules, skills and the team work strategies of many sports. Students are expected to attempt and participate in these activities. Once every student has had the opportunity to learn about and participate in the games an alternate activity will be provided for those that choose not to continue with the games.
The second component is physical fitness. Students will learn about heart rates, calories, and aerobic vs. anaerobic excerises. They will be exposed to different age appropriate movements and excerises,fitness equipment, and physical challenges.
There will also be an emphasis on goal setting, self-improvement and creating healthy life-long fitness habits. Goal setting is basic for personal success, especially true in health and fitness. The year long goal we have for students is to complete the mile run in a certain time, based on age and genderquidelines developed by the Cooper Institute. The Cooper Institute a national organization dealing with norms in fitness levels of todays youth. We will start the year with a running program that will help the students to attain this goal. We will also encourage students to set their own personal fitness goals throughout the year and help them attain these milestones.
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