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Physical Fitness

Campbell County Middle School



Instructor: Mr. Cody Strouse                           Email: cody.strouse@campbell.kyschools.us                            

Phone: 859.635.6077 ext. 333                          Time of Plan Period: 1:29—2:15

Grade level: 6th, 7th, & 8th                              



This course is designed to promote physical fitness by introducing students to basic fitness and exercise principles. Students will engage in a variety of group and individual training regiments that are both fun and challenging. Students will also assess their health-related fitness and set reasonable and appropriate goals for development, maintenance and improvement of their fitness level.


Course Standards:

Students will:

-Engage in a variety of group and individual fitness training regiments

-Develop a personalized fitness program designed to assist in reaching a personal identified fitness goal

-Acquire the understanding of the importance of fitness and its impact on health

-Apply social skills such as good sportsmanship, teamwork, positive attitude, and peer encouragement



Athletic clothes—t-shirt with athletic shorts or pants (school dress code applies)

Tennis shoes and socks

Combination lock—students will share a locker with 1 classmate




Students will receive a daily grade based on 4 criteria; Sportsmanship, Cooperation skills, Teamwork, and Conflict Resolution.  It is important that students come to class prepared to learn and perform as this will weigh heavily on their grade.  Students will create and present a group fitness routine for the class that includes all aspects of fitness learned throughout the course.  Written quizzes will also be administered throughout the course to assess students understanding of fitness principles and techniques used during workouts.

The following grade scale is used to convert percentage grades to letter grades:

A+ 99% or higher                 C 76% - 81%

A 95% - 98%                        C- 73% - 75%

A- 93% - 94%                       D+ 70% - 72%

B+ 90% - 92%                      D 67% - 69%

B 87% - 89%                        D- 65% - 66%

B- 85% - 86%                       F 64% or lower

C+ 82% - 84%

If a student has completed all homework assignments during the unit and has successfully completed the additional, assigned learning tasks in the identified areas of weakness, he/she may retake an assessment over those specific learning targets not yet mastered.

No bonus points or extra credit assignments will be offered or included in the grade.  If the student fails to complete and submit assignments as required and to teacher/school expectations, consequences such as teacher detention, teacher docs, etc. will be issued.



Participation is a major component of Physical Fitness class. This is what this class is all about. Be ready, to be active! Daily participation is required and expected in order to be successful.


General Outline (subject to change):

Physical Fitness class is designed to promote physical fitness by introducing students to many different workout regiments and activities.  Each class will begin with a warm up activity that includes dynamic stretches.  The main portion of the class will be the workout.  During the workout portion of the class students will be participating in workouts that will include, but are not limited to the following:

Zumba — Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez during the 1990s.  Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements that incorporates hip-hop, samba, salsa, meringue, mambo, and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also included.

Fitness Components Testing —Basic testing of the 5 components of fitness will include push-ups, sit-ups, mile run, sit and reach/v-sit, and body composition testing.

Fitness Videos—Many workouts will come from popular fitness videos like P90x, Insanity, Jillian Michaels, Taebo, and Just Dance/ Dance Dance Revolution.

Fitness Circuits—Fitness circuits will involve students rotating to stations and preforming an exercise for an allotted amount of time.

Yoga—Exerting and challenging your muscles in order to improve strength by using a variety of poses and breathing techniques.



Gym Rules


1. Follow all school rules

2. Respect yourself, the teacher, and your peers

3. Be prepared for class (dressed out and on time)

4. Follow “freeze” command when directed to do so.

5. Give your best effort!


Mandatory Dressing Out

3rd class not dressed out is a Teacher Documentation!!



- Athletic Shorts (appropriate length)

- Sweatpants/Athletic Pants

- Tied Athletic Shoes with Socks

- T-Shirt, Long Sleeved Shirt



- Jeans, Khakis, Cargo Pants/Shorts

- Boots, Sperrys

- Sleeveless Shirt

- Hanging or Hoop Earrings 


Pet Peeves

- No food/drink in the gym. Including Gum!! Will be thrown away.

- MD notes are the only excused reason for non-participation.

- Stay out of bleachers, unless told to. Stay in first 2 rows.

- Don’t touch the curtain or equipment that is out and ready for class.