The physical fitness component to 55-Alive is a fun-filled, motivating, engaging fitness experience for the children. Activities include warming up, stretching and playing sports. We also use The President’s Fitness Challenge as a tool for showing our student’s improvement throughout the year. We look for changes in body composition, aerobic capacity and muscle strength, endurance and flexibility. The test is administered four times during the year.
The program is implemented eight weeks throughout the year. Each week, the children concentrate on a particular sport; they learn the rules, the positions and the equipment needed to play the sport.