Let's talk about: Setting Fitness Baselines and Measuring Progress - Inspiring Healthy Exercise Habits
With the start of the school year, now is a great time to start an exercise log, setting baselines, goals and benchmarking progress. The school year is a natural beginning, with a natural end, making it a great S.M.A.R.T. goal, and goal setting lesson! Beyond the exercise, this also makes for great math skills.
Check out the At Home site of the Presidential Youth Challenge. We love the exercise tutorials, and downloadable tracker! This is a great way to incorporate healthy exercise practices in the home and start exercise discussions, beyond P.E. and training sessions.
Smooth Moto Coaches love it when parents and kids ask about things like the Presidential Youth Challenge. During P.E. class, they work on building their abilities to excel at testing like this. P.E. class is a great time for kids to ask questions, get specifics on how to do an exercise, learn how to benchmark progress, or have Coach take a baseline for them. Coach will even help parents define appropriate "P.E. homework", if you choose. Using the tracker as a goal setting experience, and point of discussion with Coach is also a fantastic use of this resource. Just ask! Anytime!
Presidential Fitness Challenge at Home (url: https://www.pyfpstore.org/pages/pyfpathome)
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