Friday, May 25, 2007

Phillips Phitness #1

Yesterday we premiered the Phillips Phitness Club. It is a sad state of American education when students do not get the chance to run around and do regular, administered physical activity due to poor physical education. It either exists but is ill-managed, or it has been totally taken out of the education environment. So we decided to have an after-school, CrossFit-style fitness club at our school. And it was a success; 6 students participated and we laughed a bunch. I just saw a student who participated wobbling down the hallway. Don't worry, it was a good muscle ache as he informed me. Here's what we did.

Warm-up (15 minutes)
Light run (10 minutes)
CrossFit: 3 Rounds for time of:
-20 Squats
-15 Sit-ups
-10 Push-ups
-5 second plank hold
(Best time-Ken 3:20)
Cool-down (5 minutes)

I can't wait to see what this sparks in our students. I hope to see a huge burst of desire to stay physically fit and focused brains due to proper health and exercise. Too bad we just thought of this at the end of the year, but there's always next year! I have to come up with some unique CrossFit exercises for high school students, so I am open to any suggestions.

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