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

OPEN’s partnership with FITNESSGRAM® produces another set of fitness education resources designed to create a culture of everyday fitness with your students. High School Plug & Play activities increase exercise intensity with a focus on exercise form, safety, and understanding perceived exertion. Utilizing heart rate monitor technology can enhance teachable moments and increase student motivation.

Module Documents

Activity Plans


Teacher Evaluation

Planning Tools

National Standards and Outcomes Focus for High School 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 [H1.L1-2]: Discusses the benefits of a physically active lifestyle as it relates to college/career productivity (L1).
  • Standard 3 [H3.L 2]: Applies rates of perceived exertion and pacing (L2).
  • Standard 3 [H8.L1-2]: Relates physiological responses to individual levels of fitness and nutritional balance (L1); Identifies the different energy systems used in a selected physical activity (e.g., ATP-PC, anaerobic/glycolysis, aerobic) (L2).
  • Standard 3 [H10.L1-2]: Calculates target heart rate and applies HR information to personal fitness plan (L1); Adjusts pacing to keep heart rate in the target zone, using available technology (e.g., pedometer, heart rate monitor), to self-monitor aerobic intensity (L2).

Standard 4. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

  • Standard 4 [H5.L1] Applies best practices for participating safely in physical activity, exercise, and dance (e.g., injury prevention, proper alignment, hydration, use of equipment, implementation of rules, sun protection) (L1).