Hockey Fitness Activity
A Circuit Workout for the Hockey Unit
Recently, my fitness activities have been getting a little stale. Even though it has been on my to-do list for a while, I haven't made it a priority. Finally, on Monday after a very stressful teaching day and I knew making a new workout activity had to be moved up the list! The outcome of this brainstorming was this hockey fitness activity.
The students did this workout like a circuit. For 7th and 8th there were 10 stations (2 laps with stick handling + a few components of fitness writing stations), 6th graders had 6 stations (the same fitness activities but no writing stations). Students rotated with their hockey sticks on the whistle. Here are the four non-running stations:
Exercise #1: Side hops over the hockey stick
Exercise #2: Lunge (or Squat) with hockey stick overhead
Exercise #3: Mountain climbers jumping over the hockey stick
Exercise #4: Roll-ups with hockey stick overhead
(Begin fully extended on the ground with a hockey stick over your head, then roll up and touch your toes)
Here's a quick look at the components of fitness writing stations. Students were asked to discuss the connection between playing hockey and the components of fitness.
⇑ Cardiovascular Endurance // Muscular Strength ⇓
For next week (because we don't have school until Tuesday!!!!) I am working on a free Mission Possible fitness activity connected to Black History Month!
I'd love to hear about your engaging fitness activities! Please share a link to any engaging fitness activities you use with your kids!
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