Fitness for Life: Middle School / Edition 1

Other Format (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $14.25
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 66%)
Other sellers (Other Format)
  • All (13) from $14.25   
  • New (6) from $29.99   
  • Used (7) from $14.25   

Overview

Fitness for Life: Middle School provides a foundation for students to be physically active and fit throughout their whole lives. This middle school version of the award-winning high school text Fitness for Life meets the new NASPE National Physical Education Standards and state standards, and it is an ideal companion to the FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM assessment program. This book includes everything that made the original Fitness for Life one of the most widely used and respected high school texts. In addition, Fitness for Life: Middle School follows the IDEA formula:
I = Integrates with other academic areas (e.g., math, science, language arts)
D = Developmentally appropriate for middle school students
E = Educationally and pedagogically sound
A = Articulates with the high school level Fitness for Life

In Fitness for Life: Middle School, students follow the recommendations of the Physical Activity Pyramid to perform the correct amounts and kinds of activities. They also learn these skills:
-Assess their own fitness levels and develop plans for improvement using short- and long-term goals
-Develop skills to help them build self-esteem, communicate effectively, deal with peer pressure, and handle other social concerns
-Understand how their bodies work so they can move more effectively and efficiently

Fitness for Life: Middle School is coauthored by Charles Corbin, a world-renowned expert in teaching lifetime fitness; Guy Le Masurier, who was an editor for Fitness for Life, Fifth Edition, and who coauthored the Children's Physical Activity Guidelines for NASPE; and Dolly Lambdin, a nationally recognized leader in the field.

The text includes 18 lessons organized into 9 chapters. The lessons guide students in developing the skills they need in order to enjoy physical activity and explore the topics of body composition and nutrition, aerobics, sports, recreation, flexibility, and muscle fitness. The final chapter focuses on how to develop a healthful, active living. Each chapter includes the following elements:
-Two lessons designed for the classroom portion of the class
-A “Moving Together” feature that uses physical activity scenarios to address social issues of importance to middle-schoolers
-A “Biomechanical Principles” feature that analyzes components of human movement
-A “Take It Home” feature that guides students in independent projects that reinforce classroom lessons and encourage community interaction
-A chapter review

There are other features throughout the book:
-“Fit Facts” that offer interesting facts about health and fitness
-Lesson vocabulary listing the key terms in each lesson
-Web addresses that direct students to the Fitness for Life Web site for more content
-Review questions for each lesson

Fitness for Life: Middle School not only sets the stage for high school by exposing middle-schoolers to a variety of developmentally appropriate and fun physical activities, but it also helps prepare them for a lifetime of health and fitness.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736065115
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/21/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 406,784
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles B. Corbin, PhD, is a professor emeritus in the department of exercise and wellness at Arizona State University. He has published more than 200 journal articles and has authored or contributed to more than 70 books, including Fitness for Life, an award-winning book now in its fifth edition. An internationally recognized expert in physical activity, health and wellness, and youth physical fitness, he has keynoted more than 35 state AHPERD (Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) conventions and made major addresses and prestigious lectures in more than 15 countries. He is past president and fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and a lifetime member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Among his awards are a Healthy American Fitness Leaders Award, an AAHPERD Honor Award, a Physical Fitness Council Honor Award, a Council on Physical Education for Children (COPEC) Hanson Award, and the Distinguished Service Award from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS). Dr. Corbin was named an AAHPERD Alliance Scholar and a National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE) Distinguished Scholar and was recently inducted into the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Hall of Fame.

Guy C. Le Masurier, PhD, is a professor of physical education at Malaspina University College, British Columbia, Canada. He has published numerous articles related to youth physical activity and physical education and coauthored the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Physical Activity Guidelines for Children. Dr. Le Masurier has given more than 30 research and professional presentations at national and regional meetings. He reviews research for numerous professional journals and has contributed to Fitness for Life, Fifth Edition, and the Physical Best Activity Guide. Dr. Le Masurier is a member of AAHPERD (American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance), NASPE, ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), and Canadian AHPERD.

Dolly D. Lambdin, EdD, is a senior lecturer in the department of kinesiology and health education at the University of Texas at Austin. She has 16 years of experience in public and private schools and 30 years in teacher preparation at the university level, much of it simultaneous. This required her to teach curriculum theory and teaching methods and actually teach hundreds of 5- to 14-year-olds. She has supervised more than 100 student teachers, visiting thousands of public school classes and learning from scores of fabulous cooperating teachers. Dr. Lambdin served as National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) president (2004-05), on the NASPE Board of Directors (2000-2006), and on the writing teams for the Texas Physical Education Essential Knowledge and Skills, the NASPE Beginning Teacher Standards, the Texas Beginning Teacher Standards, NASPE Online PE Guidelines, and the NASPE Appropriate Practices Revision. She has been an invited keynote speaker at state and national conferences. Dr. Lambdin has been honored as the Outstanding College and University Physical Educator of the Year by the Texas Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and she has been recognized for distinguished leadership by the Council for School Leadership for Physical Education (CSLPE).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction
Editorial board

Unit I Fitness and Activity for All
Chapter 1. Introduction to Physical Activity and Fitness
Chapter 2. Learning Skills for Enjoying Physical Activity
Chapter 3. Lifestyle Physical Activity

Unit II Aerobics, Sports, Recreation, and Flexibility Exercises
Chapter 4. Active Aerobics
Chapter 5. Active Sports and Recreation
Chapter 6. Flexibility Exercises

Unit III Muscle Fitness, Body Composition, and Planning
Chapter 7. Muscle Fitness Exercises
Chapter 8. Body Composition, Physical Activity, and Nutrition
Chapter 9. Planning for Physical Activity

Glossary
Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)