Walking Fitness

Course Description

This course helps students establish a regular walking program for health and fitness. Walking is appropriate for students of all fitness levels and is a great way to maintain a moderately active lifestyle. In addition to reviewing fundamental principles of fitness, students learn about goals and motivation, levels of training, walking mechanics, safety and injury prevention, appropriate attire, walking in the elements, good nutrition and hydration, and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving walking, as well as elements of resistance training and flexibility.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

10

Materials

SPRI Resistance Tubing Kit

Duration

1 Semester

Prerequisites

None

Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing
  • Email Communication

Major Concepts

  • Fitness Assessment and Training Plan
  • Walking Mechanics
  • Safety and Equipment
  • The Walking Scene
  • Overall Wellness
  • Post Assessment