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I wanted to give you a different option for a physical education class. It is a goal of mine to get you interested in lifelong physical activity. It is my hope that one or more of the types of exercise we do appeal to you in some way. ~ Chris Nenstiel
WARNING… YOU WILL WORK HARD!!!
WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
We have four "units":
- Overview: safety procedures, goal setting, basic principles of aerobic exercise, fitness testing
- Floor Aerobics: high/low impact basic routines done on the floor using some different equipment.
- Step Aerobics: basic routines done on the steps.
- Alternatives: Tae-bo, Pilates, Yoga, Dance, Boot Camp, Circuit training
We will use a variety of equipment including steps, stability balls, dumbbells, resistance bands, jump ropes, and all kinds of videos.
We also have some guest instructors and also sometimes have field trips to places to learn some new things. There may be times when a small fee ($2-$5) is necessary for us to participate in a certain activity. If you have a problem with this, please let me know and we can make arrangements for that.
IS THERE A LOT OF ASSIGNMENTS?
Actually, there is a big academic portion of this class. There is a fitness journal, which is to be kept current throughout, and is checked every two weeks. Everything we do will prepare you for your final assignment, which is to design a complete routine. There are a few smaller ones in between. They should all be taken seriously.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF US?
- It is important to remember that everyone has different ability levels, therefore some will get the moves and routines down sooner than others. Respect that, and encourage those who need help.
- Student leaders deserve the highest level of respect, as they have been through this and know what they're doing.
- Come to class ready to work and try your best… this is not the type of class where you can stand around and try to fade into the woodwork.
- Do the work required and hand it in on time, without complaints.
- Please help with set-up and clean-up of equipment on a daily basis.
- Enjoy the experience and have some fun!
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
I would like you to wear your uniform as much as possible, but I know there will be days when it just isn't a good thing… everyone's nostrils are sensitive to smell, so if your uniform stinks, find something else to wear. Something else being defined as shorts and a t-shirt… no spandex, tight shirts, tank tops, or shorts that aren't quite long enough. You will also need to wear good athletic sneakers, not the dressy ones. And, last but not least, NO JEWELRY! Yes, you read that right… no jewelry. There is no arguing with me on this one… school policy.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD WE KNOW?
- You should bring a water bottle with you to class, and it must have a cap or lid on it.
- You will all need to pay your towel money ($2.00) as you will be using towels on almost a daily basis.
- It would be a good idea to bring shower stuff and a plastic bag to keep it in so we don't have to clean messes out of lockers.
- You will have time to shower at the end of class.
If you have any problems or just need to talk, please do not hesitate to come to me. I'll do anything I can to help you out. My prep is 1st period, and I am usually in the PE office. I'm also open to new ideas and new guest instructors, so if you have some, pass them along to me. I'm looking forward to a great class with you!!