Why Heart Rate Monitors are Essential for Your PE Class

Heart rate monitors are a necessity for all Physical Education programs. Several years ago, I may have been the very last person in our Physical Education community to make that statement.
Workout Plan

A Comprehensive List: What Every High School Student Should Learn from PE

As PE teachers, we can all agree we want our students to be physically active each day.  That’s the easy part.  The hard part is teaching them the “Why” and teaching them...

Fitness Testing: Helpful or Hurtful?

When pre-service teachers are asked to reflect on their experiences of fitness testing, few of them recall why they were participating in them or learning how these activities could help them make healthier choices...
Push-Up Assessment

How to Perform a Push-Up Assessment [Instructional Video]

Teach students how to properly perform the push-up assessment with this helpful video and detailed instruction. Make push-up assessments even easier by using the Rep-Addition Push-Up Testers to increase accuracy and efficiency. Push-Up Assessment Set-Up: Before performing the...
Fitness Testing

Using Fitness Testing Data in P.E.

You decided to have your students do some fitness testing and you have all of the fitness testing data collected, now what?  It is a great question and one that I am sure has...
Curl-Up Assessment

How to Perform a Curl-Up Assessment [Instructional Video]

Explaining how to perform national curl-up assessments to students can be difficult. The video above provides detailed, yet easy-to-comprehend instructions for completing a curl-up assessment. Use Gopher’s AssessPro Rep-Addition Curl-Up Tester to make measuring students’ abdominal...
Sit-and-Reach Assessment

How to Perform a Sit-and-Reach Assessment [Instructional Video]

https://fast.wistia.com/embed/medias/u7upae081e.jsonphttps://fast.wistia.com/assets/external/E-v1.js Use the above video to demonstrate the traditional and back-saver sit-and-reach assessment to your students. Don’t forget to download it for future use! Make flexibility testing even easier with Gopher’s UltraFlex Testers – giving...
Fitness Testing Tool

Show Students the Value of Fitness Testing

How do you present fitness testing to your students? Are you solely outlining the tests and the steps to complete them? Or are you explaining the value behind fitness testing and why it is important? It's important...
FitnessGram Sign - FITNESSGRAM® Assessment

FITNESSGRAM® Testing: Data vs. Results

Now that the President’s Physical Fitness Council has adopted FITNESSGRAM® assessment as its fitness assessment tool, most school divisions across the country are now using it as their assessment tool for measuring student fitness levels. But,...

Meeting Target Heart Rates: Staying Fit with New Technology

The emphasis in physical education classes throughout the country is seeing a major paradigm shift from an old-style curriculum, where sport skills and athleticism were paramount, to an emphasis of fitness and well-being for all...

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