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          Welcome to the 2014-15 school year!  I am looking forward to a fun, challenging, and successful semester.   This class will present a wide array of topics related to health, physical fitness and a high quality lifestyle while at the same time still integrating team building, cooperation, and communication skills.  Students will learn how to assess their own health and fitness levels and, based on this assessment, they will be able to design their own personal fitness program.  They will learn how to maintain a desired level of fitness once they have reached an appropriate level.  They will also be expected to perform at their own level of physical fitness as well as make significant gains in their level of fitness throughout the semester.

           The body is a vitally important component of an early adolescents’ total self esteem.  I am very optimistic that this class, being taught more on a personal fitness level, will help students feel better about themselves thereby increasing their self-concept. If you would like to have further information about this course or discuss the progress of your son or daughter please feel free to contact me at (928) 773-8200 or e-mail me at kkriesel@fusd1.org.  Better yet, feel free to come by and see our program in progress.

     

    Yours in health and fitness, 

     Kerry Kriesel

    Physical Education/Health
     

     

    Tips for Success in Personal Fitness

     

    1.      RESPECT – MY #1 RULE!

                ·        Treat others as you wish to be treated.

                ·        NO PUT DOWNS!

                ·        Listen when others are talking.

          2.      BE PREPARED AND ORGANIZED

                ·        Be on time and dressed out for the activity every day. 

                ·        Bring materials needed for class every day (fitness clothing, binder and a writing utensil)  .

                        Turn written assignments in on time and fill out your fitness log daily. 
           

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          energy drinks, soda or food will be allowed in the classroom or locker rooms at anytime!

     

        However, a water bottle with a screw-on lid is allowed.

           3.  PARTICIPATE

                ·        Do every assignment and perform activities to the best of your ability.

                ·        Engage yourself in discussions.

                ·        If you need help – with anything- please ask…don’t wait until it’s too late!  I am more than happy to help you J

    Words of Advice

    ·               Eat a healthy breakfast every morning (banana, yogurt, toast, bagel, etc.)!

    ·               Drink plenty of water (at least 8-10 cups daily).  For days that we go outside, it would be helpful to have a water bottle.

    ·               Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

    ·               Surround yourself with positive people that will motivate you and who will accept your motivation.

    ·               “Don’t strive to be better than others, strive to be your best self!!” – Unknown

     

    WORK HARD!  PLAY HARD!  HAVE FUN!

       School rules are “life rules”. When you have a job you are expected to be there every day.  You are expected to be on time, to dress appropriately, and to be courteous to people around you.  You are also expected to give your best effort each day.  In school, you are asked to do the same.

     
     
      Hitting the trail! kk