Created by: Ben Pirillo, Victor Spadaro, Nichole Wilder
Music Production: Hip Hop Public Health

YouTube Crew: Ben Pirillo, Brian Devore, Eileen Tirado, LaDonda Porter, Nichole Wilder, Tom Gelardi, Victor Spadaro

The Rhythm Fit modules will be an on-going series of routines set to music using a variety of equipment. These activities provide an opportunity for teachers to integrate rhythmic movement in a fun and engaging way. Students will be asked to use social and emotional strategies to create a positive learning environment. In order to help your students’ progress through this module, keep the environment fun while also maintaining high expectations for learning.

As physical educators, one of our objectives is to encourage students to use physical activities as vehicles for self-expression. Learning how to move to a rhythmic beat is ultimately a journey of self-expression. Perfecting every step is not what is important. Personal enjoyment, social engagement, and having an appreciation for all movement forms will teach and reinforce skills and concepts while keeping the magic of movement alive.

Module Documents


Teacher Evaluation

  • Teacher Self-Evaluation/Reflection Guide:

Exercise Ball Activity Plans

Lummi Stick Activity Plans

Bucket Activity Plans

Exercise Ball Routine Cards

Lummi Stick Routine Cards

Bucket Routine Cards


Movement Concepts:

  • Safely moves demonstrating a variety of relationships with people and objects.

Non-Locomotor Skills:

  • Combines actions and traveling with movement concepts to create movement sequences.

Personal Enjoyment:

  • Explains the relationship between self-expression and lifelong enjoyment of physical activity.
  • Describes how moving competently creates enjoyment and self-expression.
  • Describes positive feelings that result from physical activity participation.

Personal Responsibility & Safety:

  • Follows directions for safe participation and proper use of equipment without reminders.

Social Interaction:

  • Describes the social benefits gained from participating in physical activity. 

Personal Challenge:

  • Recognizes that challenges can lead to success.
  • Discusses the challenge that comes from learning new physical activities.
  • Participates in physical activities that bring confidence and challenge.