Can PLT4M be used at the middle school level?Short Answer: Yes!Long Answer: Yes…We get this question a lot! Middle school PE presents a unique set of challenges. How do you help middle school students try out a variety of fitness and lifetime activities? How do you keep things fun and engaging for middle school students? Is there enough in the PLT4M library for me to get the most out of it with my middle schoolers?At PLT4M, we have a robust offering of introductory programs perfect for middle school students! In our introductory offerings, we have over 92 lessons that offer a holistic approach of fitness education.100 Level Offerings:Fit101: Intro To Fitness (15 Lessons)An introduction to all things movement and fitness! The aim of this program is to provide each and every student a foundation upon which they can develop their personal fitness or performance training moving forward. We seek to cement proper mechanics through all of the fundamental human movements, begin to develop relative strength & mobility while also introducing the concept of capacity.Fit102 Intro To Training (16 Lessons)An introduction to the wide world of resistance and capacity training! We are expounding upon our mastery of human movement by adding weighted instruments and intensity. Athletes will learn various compound movements and loaded versions of our fundamental movement patterns. We will add elements of competition and intensity, growing our mental and physical work capacity as well.EDU100: Foundations Of Fitness (12 Lessons)Foundations of Fitness is a collection of 12 cognitive-domain assignments that serve as an excellent introduction to the world of fitness and training. This program introduces key concepts around fitness and exercise that help to solidify the what and why behind exercise. Our 12 assignments are broken out into 3 distinct sections, from an introduction to the mental & physical effects of fitness, down to the mechanics of foundational human movement.EDU101: Intro To Nutrition (11 Lessons)We all eat! But we don’t always get our nutrition information from the place that makes the most sense. This is your complete guide to making sense of the basic nutrition in a world of information overload. This supplemental program will introduce basic concepts of nutrition and what growing bodies need to eat (calories), begin to understand the macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and fat), and finally connect all the pieces to our everyday lives.YOG101: Intro To Yoga (12 Lessons)An introduction to the basics of yoga! We seek to develop a strong foundation in the basic areas of yoga that include standing, twisting, balancing, hips, spine, and core poses. This program seeks to onboard students of all backgrounds to yoga for the first time with in-depth movement introductions and practice. The big focus of our yoga program is education without the intimidation that yoga can sometimes bring! The program culminates in student’s first experiences with longform standard yoga flows and routines.MOB101: Mastering Mobility (26 Lessons)Mastering Mobility features End Range Stretching sessions aimed at improving flexibility and range of motion. Throughout the program we use a variety of positions to target key muscles and joints, all with the end goal of making you more mobile and dynamic!Plenty More Where That Came FromAnd what happens if you do make it through most or all of the 100 level lessons? After completing some or all of the 100 level offerings, students will be prepared and ready to take on other programs like Intro To Weightlifting, Personal Fitness, Fitness Anywhere, Nutrition 200!Not only that, we are continuing to build out our introduction to different exercise domains and will be adding more yoga, barre, dance fitness, and more! More great content middle schools can use!Flexibility – Use It As You Like!PLT4M can be your go-to PE resource every class or you can mix and match different lessons throughout the week! Many teachers will use PLT4M 1-2 times a week, while also layering in games, lifetime activities and more! The options and flexibility are endless. Check out an example schedule our team put together! Intro Block by Doug Curtin Middle School Case StudiesDon’t just take our word for it! See how middle schools are putting PLT4M into action across the country!