Physical Education Curriculum & Software #QPE

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The Timing is Erie!

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On Monday, January 12th, GoErie.com released a article on Erie School District in Pennsylvania. The article was written by Erica Erwin of GoErie.com, with the focus on fitness (love that word play). After receiving their PEP grant in 2014, Erie adopted the Five for Life curriculum, as well as WELNET software in order to house their data for their PEP project. With their adoption of Focused Fitness products and services they receive comprehensive support in order to help them meet their goals and objectives for their PEP project. We are so proud to work with such a great group of Quality Physical Education (#QPE) Teachers!

Two of our elite trainers are on eastbound planes headed to Erie for a two day activity training using the Five for Life K-12 curriculum. Glenn Eklund and Adam Marshall will spend the next two days working with Erie Physical Educators on integrating academic content into movement activities. After all, if a student doesn’t know why they are exercising, are they going to do it when they are not in physical education class? No, probably not. That is why the #QPE movement is so important! Content is king!

Special thanks to Erica for a great article on a great city in Pennsylvania! Click Here to read the full article by Erica and GoErie.com.

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Student Growth in New York

Building a Quality Physical Education (#QPE) program is a daunting task, to say the least. Sustaining #QPE is equally challenging. Three years ago North Babylon School District (NBSD) in New York received a PEP grant. Through the resources they were able to acquire with the PEP grant funds, K-12 teachers and administrators have logged countless hours of work for the benefit of the students in the NBSD. Part of that work was making the choice to adopt the Five for Life® curriculum K-12, and using WELNET® software. Through the use of the Five for Life® curriculum and professional staff development, QPE teachers have introspectively looked at their program and built a common plan. This plan allows the teachers to work toward the objectives of the state standards as the student master those objectives. WELNET® has housed their student data and as a result, they have been able to show significant gains in MVPA and cognitive development in their #QPE program.
We are proud of how far NBSD has come, and look forward to a bright future with healthy, educated students as the goal!

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Tennessee & QPE

It has been a busy beginning to the best, and most beautiful school year Quality Physical Education (#QPE) has seen! Focused Fitness has been coast to coast working to move our profession forward. Tennessee has been working overtime to make sure they are giving their students all the resources they need to live a happy, healthy, and active life! Conferences are starting to roll out in full swing! Make sure to check our conferences tab and see when we will be in your neck of the woods!

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Issaquah School District, Washington

We are proud to be a partner with Issaquah School District! This District that has adopted the Five For Life Curriculum K-5, and is looking to continue the adoption in the years to come.

August 23, 2014 marked an important day in Issaquah Physical Education. On that day, during the training with Focused Fitness, Issaquah elementary teachers voted to take on the responsibility for Health, as well as Physical Education. This decision and transition came naturally, because the Five For Life Curriculum adopted by the K-5 teachers builds Health content directly into Movement and Activities!

The pictures below are from the August 23 training, led by the Focused Fitness Trainer Alex O’Brien. And here is what Alex had to say about the group of Issaquah elementary QPE teachers:

“Quality Physical Education isn’t easy to implement. If it was, everyone would already be doing it. This Issaquah group doesn’t want the easy way out. They want to tackle the challenge that is in front of them and use the Five For Life curriculum to become better teachers. Betterment is an option for all of us every day, but it is a choice that each of us has to make. I’m humbled to be able to work with a group comprised of individuals so willing to get out of their comfort zones and get better. These teachers want what’s best for the kids they teach, and that makes me smile!”

What an incredible group!

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Parents answering the ‘why’ question

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Focused Fitness and its Physical Education Curriculum answer the ‘why’ question to fitness and exercise. A recent study sheds light on just how important self regulation and answering the ‘why’ question is so important.

Click Here to read more.

Walk On

Adam Marshall (pictured below) started a step challenge (using pedometers) two weeks ago for the Employee Fitness Program at Focused Fitness Headquarters. Below are some pictures of the staff, and the email Adam sent out to conclude the ‘million step challenge.’

Hey Gang!

Good news….we did it! After today’s count we are officially at 1,031,396 steps. You guys are awesome! Stay tuned for when our extra EFP day is. I would like to make it a fun activity most will enjoy so I’ll be asking.

FYI: I would like everyone to finish today and tomorrow and do 2 things:

  • Get your average from the last 12 days and see if you can beat it both today and tomorrow

  • With our current steps it puts us just under 600 miles walked as a team. Salt Lake City is only 712 miles from here, I think we can make it!

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IAHPERD Conference 2013

Focused Fitness would like to thank the Moscow School District, the state of Idaho and Jessica Shawely for a wonderful physical education conference. Focused Fitness was proud to be a part of it. Coming together and sharing ideas helps to move physical education forward.

FF Sales Representative Jabet Wheeler

FF Sales Representative Jabet Wheeler

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Two of the best, Jessica and PJ

Two of the best, Jessica and PJ

PJ Jarvis sharing insight with FF trainer, Alex O'Brien

PJ Jarvis sharing insight with FF trainer, Alex O’Brien