Pioneering text sets the standard for teaching personal fitness at the high school level
Fitness for Life, Updated Fifth Edition, helps students to
- meet national, state, and local physical education grade-level standards;
- become informed consumers on matters related to lifelong physical activity and fitness;
- learn self-management skills that lead to adopting healthy lifestyles;
- take personal responsibility for program planning and setting individualized goals;
- recognize and overcome the barriers to reaching their activity and fitness goals;
- use technology to promote healthy living and to separate fact from fiction; and
- assess personal progress using a variety of tools, including Fitnessgram®, the most widely adopted fitness assessment in the U.S.
Components of Fitness for Life, Updated Fifth Edition
The Fitness for Life program for high school students offers a wealth of resources For Students and teachers:
- The Texty Award-winning student text is the original and best-selling high school text for promoting lifelong physical activity and healthy lifestyles that result in lifelong fitness, wellness, and health
- The Wraparound Teacher’s Edition and Resources Kit includes a wraparound view of lesson plans and the student text, plus teacher classroom resources, student worksheets, and other supporting Materials in print on CD-ROM, on DVDs, and on audio CDs
- An online study guide for use by students and teachers, as well as supplemental online content that expands on each chapter in the student text
- Online content For Teachers, including a test bank and helpful information for implementing the course
- An In-Service DVD for training teachers to implement the program as well as for presenting your program’s objectives to parents and administrators
- The Spanish e-book on CD-ROM and online Spanish vocabulary helps ensure that everyone can learn the material
- The Physical Activity Pyramid for Teens Poster provides an easy-to-understand visual representation of what levels of different kinds of physical activity are recommended for good health
Fitness for Life, Updated Fifth Edition student text
Note: Follow the link below to view sample content from the student text.
Every chapter of the updated student text includes the following elements:
- Two lessons designed for the classroom portion of the class.
- Two activities designed for use in the activity portion of the class.
- Self-Assessments that help students build a fitness profile and use it in program planning.
- A Taking Charge section designed to build Self-Management Skills that promote healthy lifestyle changes.
- Web Icons throughout the book that lead students to vocabulary and supplementary Materials on the text’s Web site, www.FitnessforLife.org/HighSchool.
- Chapter Review.
Fitness for Life can be modified to fit any schedule, including block and accelerated block. And it can be taught as a semester or year-long course with any configuration of days in the classroom or gym.
Table of Contents
Unit I. Getting Started
Chapter 1. Fitness and Wellness for All
Chapter 2. Safe and Smart Physical Activity
Chapter 3. Benefits of Physical Activity
Unit II. Becoming and Staying Physically Active
Chapter 4. How Much Is Enough?
Chapter 5. Learning Self-Management Skills
Chapter 6. Lifestyle Physical Activity and Positive Attitudes
Unit III. Physical Activity Pyramid:Level 2 Activities
Chapter 7. Cardiovascular Fitness
Chapter 8. Active Aerobics and Recreation
Chapter 9. Active Sports and Skill-Related Physical Fitness
Unit IV. Physical Activity Pyramid: Level 3 Activities
Chapter 10. Flexibility
Chapter 11. Muscle Fitness: Basic Principles and Strength
Chapter 12. Muscle Fitness: Muscular Endurance and General Muscle Fitness Information
Unit V. Healthy Choices
Chapter 13. Body Composition
Chapter 14. Choosing Nutritious Food
Chapter 15. Making Consumer Choices
Unit VI. Wellness and Personal Program Planning
Chapter 16. A Wellness Perspective
Chapter 17. Stress Management
Chapter 18. Personal Program Planning
Examples from the student text
Follow this link for an example of a complete chapter from the student text, including two classroom lessons, a self-assessment lesson, an activity lesson, and more.