About The Author: Christi Meyer
Christi has been a Health and Physical Educator for over 32 years in the Lewiston, Idaho school district. As a leader in Physical Education, Christi serves as Department Chair, presents at local and regional conferences, and has supervised student-teachers for many years.
Christi received her Masters in Physical Education at Eastern Washington University and is recognized by the state of Idaho as a Master Educator. Among her accomplishments, she has over 20 years of coaching experience.
Check out her article below!
Comprehensive PE Programming – Expanding & Developing
The times, they are changing! Our school district has an opportunity that few educators ever get, we are moving into a brand new high school facility in the fall of 2020! That opportunity brings with it a chance to implement new curriculum and programming. One of the first programs to stand out in our search was PLT4M! This versatile program offers a progressive curriculum that can be implemented in a variety of ways.
As an experienced Health & Physical Educator with over 30 years in the Health & Physical education field, I feel it is important to seek innovative fitness programs to incorporate into our health and physical education curriculum. In my leadership role as Dept. Chair of our Health & Physical Education department, my goal is to integrate programs that are practical for ALL classes at ALL levels. PLT4M meets this requirement. (Check out my first article on where I started with our entry level PE classes)
PLT4M is a versatile program that allows for students of ALL levels to improve their fitness level. The program is an innovative, relevant, multi-faceted tool that allows ALL students to track their fitness goals in a physical education program.
PLT4M gives students access to exceptional workout plans at various levels. PLT4M programs are self-paced and allow for success for students across our Physical Education Curriculum. From our entry-level class Total Fitness to Lifetime Fitness, Team Sports, Individual & Dual Sports, Men’s & Women’s Strength Training, and Elite Fitness, there is a PLT4M program that meets our student’s fitness needs.
The PLT4M program is research-based and aligns with our state’s fitness standards. Workouts are designed for both specific student and specific class goals. The fitness modules are sequential and well designed, video segments guide students through movement and technique. The Finisher in each workout provides a comprehensive workout of the day. PLT4M also provides students the opportunity to explore various types of workouts and multiple levels of fitness workouts.
PLT4M allows Physical Education teachers and coaches to create a specific list of workouts and lessons for each individual. Teachers can also customize the different programs based on the equipment and space they have available. The comprehensive workout modules and tools offered by PLT4M are extensive. The tools available include:
- Class scheduling
- Student access to their workouts and programs
- Student leaderboard for class challenges
- Before and after school programming
- Summer programs
- Physical Education make-up
- Student calendar and attendance features
- Student-athlete development and progress
Want to see how your school can partner with PLT4M for comprehensive Physical Education resources?
Remote Learning Program
The PLT4M remote learning program is a fitness program for everyone! This 30 day program comes at a time when educators are looking for online programs to supplement current remote teaching situations. These daily workouts begin with a warm-up, followed by movement instruction and technique instruction. The Finisher workout is explained in detail and easy for students to follow. This has been an excellent addition to our physical education department’s remote learning curriculum.
The great thing about PLT4M is that once students are introduced to the app they have a personal training program that they can access for supplemental workouts. PLT4M is an introduction to all things movement and fitness!
PLT4M literally puts personal fitness in your student’s hands, with you as their coach, to assist them with their fitness goals. With so many tools and applications the PLT4M program is a great place to start when looking for a comprehensive fitness program that can be implemented across an entire PE curriculum.
As our Physical Education program moves our students into a 21st-century facility, we are excited to bring the innovation of the PLT4M program with us. PLT4M will take our PE program to the NEXT LEVEL!