Scarpa TEC Fit 4 Life Program Teaches Value of Proper Workout Techniques
VINELAND, NJ (November 7, 2016) – Students at the John F. Scarpa Technical Education Center have a brand-new “Fit 4 Life” program in their Physical Education classes, and are using Chromebooks to collect data on their progress.
Scarpa TEC P.E. teachers Stacey Trimble and Dan Caregnato call the facility the BrainFit Center.
“With students doing the same functional workouts, they are building a community that will help increase confidence, self-esteem and motivational skills with one another,” said Caregnato.
Currently students are building the foundation for functional workout movements by learning proper form on air squats, sit-ups, push-ups, rowing, box jumps, burpees, plank holds and lunges. Each week students build on the basic movements.
Fitness data is uploaded to the P.E. Google Classroom site. Students can then make comments about the workout and have a fitness connection with each other.
“It’s great to see the support that our students have for each other. They cheer each other on in class and add motivational comments and quotes to our class’s website,” Trimble said.
From left, Scarpa TEC students Tamara Kent and Paola Mercado practice lunge exercises while Elijah Moore enters fitness data into his Chromebook for evaluation.