Dear Families, Notice: Due to school closure resources for PE will be provided on the "PE at Home" tab. CA state standards require students to receive 200 minutes of PE every 10 days. Please try and get at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day to stay healthy and fit!
Keep Calm & Keep Moving Try these with your kids! Snag a fitness timer from the app store or use your phone to time your workout. Aim for 40 seconds of work, followed by 10 seconds of rest. Alternate through the activities above and aim for a 30-minute workout going through a few times as neccessary. 1. Mountain Climbers Get into a push-up position and then alternate bringing your knee to your elbow. You can do same side connections or crisscross. The idea is to move fast and work up a sweat! 2. Cat Palms and knees flat on the floor, arch your back so that you look up at the sky, then hunch your back and look at your stomach. 3. Star Jumps Kids love these! Stand tall and then explosively jump into the air, expanding your legs and your arms so that you look like a large “X” in the air. At the height of the jump, be sure to exclaim, “I’m a STAR!” 4. Push Ups Straightforward and to the point. Just be sure your hands are in line with your pectorals and your booty isn’t arced in the air. If you want to make it harder, try for push–up claps, diamond push-ups, or “Y” wide push-ups. Drop to your knees if your form is compromised. 5. Sit Ups Another classic. sit opposite each other with feet touching and add high tens each time you sit up. 6. Burpees Who is up for the challenge? Start with a jump up, then drop to a plank, add a push-up, and then jump back up. It should be one fluid motion and try to not pause between repetitions. Make it a bit easier by opting out of the push up if you need to. 7. Squats To do this one, stand with your feet shoulder’s width apart, and do deep knee bends. Make sure keep your knees behind your toes and your arms out straight. 8. Reverse crunsh Lay on your back and lift your legs until they are over your hips, then lift your hips off the ground and lower back down. This works your lower abdominals, but be careful to not let your lower back arch. 9. Lunges Step forward and bend your front knee to a 90-degree angle. The goal is to have your back knee almost touch the ground without letting your front knee extend past your toes. 10. Planks Elbows on the floor and balanced on your tiptoes, go eye-to-eye and see who can last the longest. If you drop before the 40 seconds, rest for a few and get right back in it. Evantually you will hold it longer than 40 seconds easy! 11. Jumping Jacks With many variations to the classics, this one can go on and on. From standard to reverse, this one will keep your heart rate up. 12. Butterfly Kicks Lay flat on your back, and extend your legs straight out. Imagine a swimmer, and begin to flutter kick your legs without bending at the knee. Start with your feet high off of the floor, as the move gets more difficult the closer the action is to the floor.