Building Adolescents To Successful Empowerment

Fitness Zone for Schools

Our organization provides physical training knowledge, inspiration, and motivation to our students in the Los Angeles County School Districts. Our goal is to get our young students into shape and teach them how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise. Training changes and improves fitness and the capacity of the physiological system. We also provide a mentoring and discipline component that increases their awareness of the importance of education and self-discipline. This program serves the entire elementary and middle school population within the Los Angeles County School Districts.

The 10-week program: covers form for physical training drills, discipline instructions, and physical training. It will address responsibility, accountability, respect and tolerance in the character of the participating youth.

Team building: is a planned effort that is made in order to improve communication and working relationships within a group of people. To be effective, team building should be used as part of a long range strategy for organizational development as well as personal development. We intend to teach and train each individual student into becoming a reliable and dependable team player. In the spring of each year, schools are required by the state to administer a physical fitness test to all students in grades five, seven and nine. Results of student performance are compared to other students statewide who took the test. The physical fitness test measures each student’s ability to perform fitness tasks in six major areas. We facilitate in the preparation and administration of the test.

The areas listed are:

  1. Aerobic Capacity
  2. Abdominal Strength
  3. Trunk Extension Strength
  4. Upper Body Strength
  5. Flexibility
  6. Body Composition

Students that either meet or exceed the standards in all six fitness areas are considered to be physically fit.

Discipline through physical training will lead to self-esteem which will help open the lines of communication to develop and enhance leadership skills.

Fitness II Teach Fitness

Fitness II Teach Fitness is an organization of young men and women teaching elementary and middle school students the importance of physical fitness and overall health as it relates to the human body.

The program goal is to teach 20 students both male and female the importance of physical training and conditioning. To guide and teach them how to train, implement a workout program, and to be mentors and coaches at elementary and middle school level to instruct in physical training.

Each student will have the opportunity to be instructed on the curriculum listed below and at the end of the course be fully prepared to take the International Sports and Science (ISSA) exam to become personal fitness trainers. The certification exam will also enable them to become entrepreneurs and develop their own clientele in a personal and one-on-one atmosphere.

Our goal is to conduct a formal training class and teach each student how to conduct the same course. The objective is to determine the capability of each student in regards to teaching others what they have been taught. We will focus on mentoring, physical conditioning and training, nutrition classes, weight training, guest speakers, technical book knowledge, and leadership by example are all key components.

We are selecting students who enjoy staying in shape and helping others, and want become a Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT). Countless medical and scientific studies have proven that the most important factors to change the current health crisis are increased activity, weight training, aerobic conditioning, flexibility and proper nutrition.

Fitness II Teach Fitness not only addresses all these areas, but it is designed to prepare our students for a rewarding career as fitness professionals. According to the American Sports Data Company, personal trainers can expect to earn $22-$45 per hour doing training sessions at the gym. And many personal trainers with entrepreneurial spirits enjoy even higher hourly rates.

Fitness II Teach Fitness will guide our certified people through the steps of setting up their own business in the training field. Success comes from mastering the knowledge in your field, working with people very closely for long periods of time, setting up relationships with other professionals, marketing your expertise, and having all of your financial areas balanced. Physical Fitness helps you to organize these goals and gives you the tools to attain them.

Course Introduction: The Who, What, Why, and How of Personal Training

Section One: Anatomy and Physiology

  • Unit 1: Metabolism
  • Unit 2: Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 3: Muscle Anatomy and Physiology

Section Two: Kinesiology and Biomechanics

  • Unit 4: Kinesiology of Exercise
  • Unit 5: Biomechanical Concepts of Exercise
  • Unit 6: Musculoskeletal Deviations
  • Unit 7: Muscle Mechanics

Section Three: Health and Physical Fitness

  • Unit 8: Strength
  • Unit 9:Cardiovascular Training Theory
  • Unit 10: Flexibility
  • Unit 11:Body Composition

Section Four: Program Development

  • Unit 12: Program Development
  • Unit 13: Basic Assessment of Fitness Participants
  • Unit 14: Training Principles
  • Unit 15: Periodization
  • Unit 16: Determining Training Loads

Section Five: Nutrition

  • Unit 17: Weighing the Truth on Exercise and Nutrition
  • Unit 18: The Basics of Sound Nutrition
  • Unit 19: Estimating Caloric Needs
  • Unit 20: The ISSA Zig-Zag Approach to Muscle Gain and Fat Loss
  • Unit 21: Fad Diets and Nutrition
  • Unit 22: Supplementation

Section Six: Injury and Disease

  • Unit 23: Exercise and Older Adults
  • Unit 24: Exercise and Adaptive Fitness
  • Unit 25: Exercise and Our Youth
  • Unit 26: Exercise and Hypertension
  • Unit 27: Exercise and Diabetes
  • Unit 28: Exercise and Arthritis
  • Unit 29: Exercise and Coronary Heart Disease
  • Unit 30: Exercise and Pregnancy
  • Unit 31: Exercise and Asthma
  • Unit 32: Exercise and Sports Medicine in the Trenches
  • Unit 33: Basic First Aid