fitness skills

PE Students Demonstrate Ninja Fitness Skills During New Challenge

TV Show-Style Fitness Challenge Motivates Students to Work Together, Stay in Target Heart Rate Zones

Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary (Port Jervis, N.Y.) PE students recently put their heart rate management skills on display for a special audience that included principal Jared Kahmar.

HBE students began wearing IHT ZONE wrist heart rate monitors at the start of the school year and recently dominated a custom-made American Ninja Warrior-style fitness challenge while learning how their hearts respond during exercise. Read More

Teachers of the Year share common philosophy

Originally published Jan. 15, 2019 in the Herald-Citizen.

By Jim Herrin

The kindergarteners in Caleb Reese’s Physical Education class were clearly excited as they filed into the gym Friday afternoon.

“Walk quietly to the circle,” he instructed them, but for some, the exuberance could not be contained, and they began running to the designated spot.

“Uh-oh. Strike one,” Reese said as he began explaining the exercises they were going to be doing — including classics like jumping jacks and newer innovations called burpees — while also offering encouragement. Read More