Note: All LHS Physical Education Courses are semester-long classes and may be repeated for credit.
Develop strength, agility, coordination and flexibility through Pilates and yoga. This class integrates yoga, muscle toning, stretching and body sculpting with Pilates-style routines. Pilates are exercises that strengthen core muscles. Yogilates is a Hatha- yoga class that practices basic yoga postures, modifications and breathing activities. Yogilates will increase your flexibility, circulation, balance, energy level and strength while reducing stress.
Aerobics is a fun elective course for those interested in developing strength, agility, and cardiovascular endurance. These will be accomplished through a combination of aerobic activities, abdominal and muscle toning exercises, stretches, step aerobics and dance. Learn strategies to cope with stress, improve nutrition, and exercise habits.
Walking & Conditioning
Walking and Conditioning is a physical education class designed to improve a student’s fitness level, including cardio-respiratory (walking) and muscular toning/flexibility (pilates and yoga). This class will be outside walking, both on and off campus, during most types of weather. Students will set individual goals and track their results throughout the semester. When weather does not allow for students to be outside, students will be working on muscular toning/flexibility through pilates and yoga work-outs.
Dance Aerobics is a fun way to get fit. Students will develop skills in dance technique, choreography, group work and performance; while increasing their flexibility, strength, and stamina in physical fitness. Dance Styles taught are Step Aerobics, Modern/Jazz Aerobics, Zumba, Hip-Hop and Traditional Cultural Dances. Warm-up and cool down exercises will be used to increase flexibility muscular strength, and muscular endurance. Students will develop and monitor personal fitness goals and individual health and fitness plans as well as create their own choreographed dance routines.
Lifetime Sports is a co-ed class for students who wish to learn individual, dual sports and team activities. Activities covered will include individual/dual sports such as tennis, badminton, and pickleball. In addition, team sport activities such as volleyball, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, and soccer will be introduced. Students will practice the specific skills for each activity, apply rules and strategies, and compete against each other in games and contests.
Team Sports is a co-ed class for students who enjoy high-energy activity and can work well with others on teams of different sizes. This class will place an emphasis on participation in several sports, including basketball, volleyball, football, soccer, softball, and ultimate Frisbee. Students will spend time learning the rules and strategies of each sport, practicing the specific skills to be successful in these sports, taking leadership roles as captains and/or officials, as well as compete in games and contests.
The major emphasis in this course is to increase muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility. This will be accomplished through a variety of weightlifting techniques, repetitions/sets, and intensity. Weight room safety, warm-up/cool down procedures, lifting techniques and safety for all exercises, major muscle identification, and individual goal setting are all important components in this course.
Weight Room Safety
All students and athletes must pass a written test on weight room safety before being allowed to workout in the weight room. The attachment below is the information that each student/athlete must be familiar with.