PE Program Helps Students Find Pace, Passion for Jogging

Students in Massachusetts are using a Physical Education class jogging program to develop life-long exercise skills that will help them remain focused on their fitness.

“We want them to have the appreciation for jogging itself and how much it can help them,” said Kelly Rich, a P.E. teacher at John T. Nichols Middle School in Middleborough, Mass., who developed a running program with colleague Meghan Enos. “We started looking at ways we could make it more realistic and engage them long-term.”

Rich and Enos take students of all athletic abilities out on the trails adjacent to the school campus and deliver lessons that focus on measuring heart rate and moving at a pace that’s both sustainable and health-enhancing. Read More