hs peMegan Feder’s PE classes took a break from dodging raindrops on the field and collaborated in small groups as they took on the role of personal trainer to analyze and prepare a diet and exercise plan for their 5 clients. A 40-year-old dentist would like to improve her cardiorespiratory endurance, Jackson Brown (a star high school basketball player) needs to improve his flexibility, your 55-year-old aunt was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis and wants a weight-training plan, and your best friend, Alex, is self-conscious about his weight and appearance. What can you do to help them? Students were asked to complete a calendar of activities identifying the FITT (Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type) principles for each, a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Reasonable and Timely) goal, and recommended healthy eating habits and nutritional tips. Presentations spanned three days and professional physical therapists and personal trainers were on hand to listen to student’s plans and provide realistic feedback and recommendations. Karen Shrader (Balance PT), Monica Lynne (Balancing Life), and our own Randy Largent (Personal Trainer) took time out of their busy schedules to come to Big Picture to offer their support and guidance.

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