Created by: Aaron Hart, Brian Devore, Jim DeLine, Mike Martinez, Nick Kline, Pam Powers, Shannon Maly Special Contributions: Breanna Natale, Deedi Brown, Georgina Vint, Jeremy Lyon, Katelin Anderson Design: Jennifer Truong
Our partners at FITNESSGRAM® identify instruction about activity and fitness concepts as the first step in the fitness education process. OPEN’s Plug & Play Fitness activities are designed to facilitate that instruction through vigorous activities that can be done throughout the entire school year. The authors recommend that you build these activities into your instructional routine with at least one Plug & Play activity integrated into every instructional block plan.
Complete Module Packet:
All Module Activities:
Sample Lesson Plan:
Academic Language Cards:
Universal Design Adaptations:
4-Corner Boogie Captain Chart:
Warrior Fitness Exercise Chart:
Everyday Yoga Workout Card:
Unplugged Workout Card:
Pitch & Go Treasure:
20-Meter RPS Challenge:
Planking Slam Ball:
Academic Language Quiz:
DOK Exit Slip:
National Standards and Outcomes Focus for Plug & Play Fitness
Standard 3.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 3 [M1.6, 8] Describes how being physically active leads to a healthy body (6); Identifies the five components of health-related fitness (muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, CV endurance, body composition) and explains the connections between fitness and overall physical and mental health (8).
Standard 3 [M3.6-7] Participates in a variety of aerobic fitness activities such as cardio kick, step aerobics, and/or aerobic dance (6); Participates in a variety of strength and endurance fitness activities such as Pilates, resistance training, bodyweight training, and/or light freeweight training (7).
Standard 3 [M9.6-8] Employs correct techniques and methods of stretching (6); Describes and demonstrates the difference between dynamic and static stretches (7); Employs a variety of appropriate static stretching techniques for all major muscle groups (8).
Standard 5. Recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.
Standard 5 [M1.6-8] Describes how being physically active leads to a healthy body (6); Identifies different types of physical activities and describes how each exerts a positive impact on health (7); Identifies the five components of health-related fitness (muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, and body composition) and explains the connections between fitness and overall physical and mental health (8).
Aaron's passion for physical education is cause for some to question his sanity. At home he loves working on his tiny farm in Upstate New York, eating homegrown veggie soup, and spending time with his family.