ERIC Number: EJ1035167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
FUNdamental Integrative Training (FIT) for Physical Education
Bukowsky, Michael; Faigenbaum, Avery D.; Myer, Gregory D.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v85 n6 p23-30 2014
There is a growing need for physical education teachers to integrate different types of fitness activities into their lessons in order to provide opportunities for all students to learn and practice a variety of movement skills that will enhance their physical fitness and support free-time physical activity. An increased focus on age-appropriate interventions that enhance muscle strength and motor skills is particularly important for overweight youth who may not have developed competence and confidence in their physical abilities to engage in aerobic games and sport activities. FUNdamental Integrative Training, or FIT, incorporates a variety of strength and conditioning exercises into a well-designed lesson that enhances the health- and skill-related components of physical fitness. Youth who participate in FIT will be more likely to participate in games, activities, and sports as an ongoing lifestyle choice. This article provides a fresh approach for incorporating FIT into elementary-school physical education curricula.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Exercise, Psychomotor Skills, Muscular Strength, Physical Activities, Physical Education Teachers, Skill Development, Elementary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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