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Does Your Fitness Compute?

Jill David et al


Students chart and analyze baseline data pertaining to improving and maintaining fitness levels.


Demonstrates ability to gather information from various sources to plan a project.

Creates a collaborative and comprehensive plan which addresses specific events, products, or projects either personally or for the work place.

The student knows how to implement a plan for attaining personal health goals for the school year and knows methods for evaluating progress.

The student understands the importance of making a commitment to physical activity as an important part of one's lifestyle.

The student knows how to maintain appropriate levels of cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition necessary for a healthy lifestyle.

The student knows how to apply the results of fitness assessments to guide changes in a personal program of physical activity and develop a training and conditioning program that enhances individual health-related needs.

The student uses technology to assess, enhance, and maintain fitness and skills.

The student knows the ways in which personal characteristics, performance styles, and activity preferences will change over the course of one's life.


-Chart paper or chalkboard
-Markers or chalk
-Computers and printer
-Spreadsheet computer software
-Printer paper
-Folders for evaluation portfolios
-Copies of the rubric found in the attached file


Review the chapters in the personal fitness textbook relating to the five health related fitness components.


-Students will assess, enhance, and maintain cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, and muscular endurance through the use of technology.

Authentic Context:
You are a personal trainer who has been hired to oversee the cardiovascular, muscular strength, and endurance programs for your clients. Using a computer spreadsheet program, you will chart your clients’ baseline data and progress. After analyzing the data, you will determine if your clients are improving or maintaining their fitness levels. You will also create an evaluation portfolio for each of your clients.

1. Brainstorm with the class how technology can be used to assess, enhance, and maintain fitness levels. Record student responses.

2. Discuss how the spreadsheet program will be used to monitor progress toward fitness goals. Brainstorm and discuss with students what measurements would be needed on the spreadsheet.

3. Divide the students into groups of three. Each student is responsible for acting as the personal trainer of the other two students in their group for three weeks. Every three weeks students rotate roles.

4. In their groups, students develop a cardiovascular, muscular strength, and endurance program for their clients. Students determine the measurements that will be observed and recorded. Students design the spreadsheet that will be used to record the data.

5. Each personal trainer charts his client’s baseline data at the beginning of the implementation of the cardiovascular, muscular strength, and endurance programs.

6. At various intervals, measurements are taken and entered into the spreadsheet. Each personal trainer follows the progress of his or her clients. Using the spreadsheet, the personal trainer determines if his or her clients are improving or maintaining their fitness levels.

7. At the end of three weeks, the personal trainers calculate their clients' charts and write a one-page report on the findings for the evaluation portfolio of each client.


Use the Rubric for Client Evaluation Portfolio (See attached file) to assess the activity.

How can technology be used to assess, enhance, and maintain fitness levels?

Attached Files

The Rubric for Client Evaluation Portfolio.     File Extension: pdf

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