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Summer is a great time to really dial-in training with your athletes. You’re typically competing with fewer athletic commitments, kids are free of the regular stress and workload of school, and you can take advantage of the better weather to train outside! When working with a group of dedicated athletes, Summer can be one of their greatest opportunities to focus on training and reap the best possible results across a wide range of performance enhancements. To help you prepare for your own Summer Training, we’ve created a sample summer training calendar, and offer advice on how to approach your Summer training cycle. See below! Download the Summer Training Calendar Watch the tutorial to see how to facilitate this calendar in PLT4M: FAQ’s: When does Summer training typically begin? This is really dictated by your school and spring sport calendar, and each one is a little different. However, most spring teams wrap up around Memorial day, with some post-season tournaments reaching into
PLT4M equips you with several programs and features designed to help you deliver a successful ad efficient weight training program. But where should you start? And how can you ensure you're utilizing all the features?This webinar will cover:1. Teaching students how to weight train2. Weight Training Programs and how to edit them2. Capturing Maxes3. Logging Weights and Worksets4. Rack View5. Viewing Workout Activity & Progress Reports
At PLT4M, we believe in providing every student with a foundation of fitness upon which they can develop their personal fitness or performance training. To do this, we introduce the foundational human movement patterns, and cement proper mechanics before adding intensity or variation to the equation.These are: • The Squat • The Press • The Pull • The Hinge • The LungeWith a strong foundation, we can expound upon our mastery of human movement by developing relative strength, mobility, and our performance capacity—in a variety of fitness categories.These movement patterns are first introduced in PLT4M's Intro to Fitness: Part 1 Program, in their most basic form—performed with just our bodyweight. Through Intro to Fitness: Part 2, we expound upon our mastery of these movements, by introducing new variations and loaded objects. We'll continually revisit these movement patterns, and their variations, in subsequent programs. Having mastered the basics, students are well-positioned to continu
Canton Public Schools has a clearly defined wellness mission: "We will encourage, education, and motivate our students to make positive daily decisions and to develop healthy lifestyle habits."PE teaches Ryan Gordy and Adam Hughes present on their mission and what steps they have taken over the years to create a comprehensive Physical Education and Wellness program. Join us as they share best practices and classroom examples of how they have made their program cutting edge.
Teaching yoga in physical education is becoming increasingly popular across the country. In this webinar, PLT4M’s Yoga instructor, Lulu Emmons, joins us to discuss her approach to PLT4M's yoga series!We cover: the mental and physical benefits of yoga, how we align with national standards, and how we scale and modify movement to make yoga for everyone.
Nutrition education is about giving students the skills and knowledge for long-term success. In a digital age plagued by diet-culture, schools are presented with the unique challenge of providing students with accurate information about health and wellness.In this webinar, PLT4M’s nutrition expert, Rebecca Toutant, reviews the impacts and limitations of using weight as a measure of health and health behavior progress. She then presents on sustainable methods to help students improve health through nutrition.
With many schools regaining access to weight rooms, we thought we’d revisit all of the weight training programs and features available in PLT4M! This article includes a roundup of programs and features designed to help you deliver progressional, personalized weight training programs to your students and athletes. Prescribed Weightshow does PLT4M calculate students’ individual weights?PLT4M’s advanced weight training programs provide individualized weights for each student, based on their current maxes. Once a students’ maxes are entered into PLT4M, their individual weights will be calculated for them utilizing percentages. This removes any guess work, so students know exactly how much they should be lifting, without referencing a conversion chart. Weights are prescribed for core lifts as well as accessory lifts. Max TestingHow are maxes established and logged in PLT4M?In order for students to see their personalized weights, they must enter their max lifts into PLT4M. The PLT4M progra
PLT4M’s Nutrition offering now includes two parts: (1) Intro to Nutrition, and (2) Applied Nutrition. In Part 1, we focused on the chemistry of nutrition: calories, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, and how this applies to meals. We also explored micronutrients and hydration. In Part 2, we begin to address the topic of weight and help reorient students so that they can understand the multitude of factors that contribute to overall health and wellness. We sat down with Rebecca Toutant, PLT4M’s Nutrition Expert, to learn more about PLT4M’s approach to Nutrition Education: We recommend students start with the Intro to Nutrition program, so that they are equipped with the knowledge they need to understand part 2: Getting Real about Weight. A Closer Look at Part 2: Applied NutritionAt this point, we have developed and worked through a variety of nutrition topics. Now it is time we tackle weight and all the intricacies of the subject. Let’s navigate this together and with a willingness t
PLT4M offers many features designed to help deliver and track individualized fitness tracks for your students. In this webinar, we'll introduce you to the tools and best practices for managing a class of varying ability levels.Agenda:Assessing Your Audience Curate & Assign varying fitness paths Logistics in the Classroom Viewing & Tracking ProgressHosted by Jackie Milani, the Director of Customer Success here at PLT4M!
In this webinar, PE teacher Molly Collins presents her plans to cover both fitness and elements of social-emotional learning and mental health this year. BACK TO SCHOOL – PREPARING FOR THE NEW YEAR WEBINARThere is some serious back-to-school baggage we should talk about! As students return to school this fall, we must consider the mental and physical impacts of the past year. From basic form and technique in fitness to the isolation many students have faced over the past year, PE has a lot to address. So how do we do it?Molly Collins, PE Teacher at Pennfield High School in Michigan, presents her plan to cover the basics of both fitness and elements of social-emotional learning and mental health. In addition, Molly breaks down her ‘book club’ she is incorporating to help facilitate discussions throughout the class that will tap into the real-world challenges students face.
This webinar includes tips for preparing your account for a new school year, a review of newly released programs and features, and best practices for starting the school year off strong! Hosted by Jackie Milani, the Director of Customer Success here at PLT4M!Agenda:Account Turnover What's New? Programs & Features Post COVID Considerations & Best Practices Virtual Options
Back to school means planning and preparing for the new semester. PE Teacher, Brandon Siegel, presents his plan for the new year and how he will approach designing and implementing each class’s curriculum.In this webinar, Brandon covers a wide range of topics, including:The Lifetime Fitness Plan Syllabus Examples Incorporating Health & Nutrition Working With Limited Resources Moving Past The Basics
In all of the PLT4M programs, we place an emphasis on scaling and modifying movement. We believe in progression, and meeting students where they’re at. In this video, Coach Max explains PLT4M’s philosophy behind teaching movement progression: “In our instructional videos, we make it a point to talk about scaling and modifying.The reason this is so important to me and the rest of the PLT4M crew is we don’t expect all students to fit in one nice box. Just the same way that people learn differently, we also lift & workout differently.So we want to make sure that we’re appealing to a vast range of people, instead of putting everybody in one small box. For example, when modifying the push up for our students, we’ll first demonstrate top of the plank chest touching the ground, elbows tracking back, with all the normal points performance.Then we’ll go over different modifications, whether it’s using a box or a bench to modify that push-up, modify that loading, and allow the athletes to s
The Evolving Resource Library The PLT4M Resource Library is where you can access all of PLT4M’s program and video content. In this video, Coach Max discusses how the PLT4M exercise videos have evolved over time: “When we started shooting videos for PLT4M, we were focused on short form, what I like to call ‘quick hitter’ videos, which is short instruction, get after it. What we’ve been able to create in the past couple of years is a way more diverse and robust library of videos.Yes, we still do our quick hitters, but now we do way more long-form programming, and we’ve been able to evolve throughout the years. And this is a result of not only my coaching skills evolving but PLT4M evolving as a group, and understanding that we can offer way more to our students.” – Coach Max Isaak What lives in the Resource Library? The Programs tab is where you can find pre-packaged, progressional programs, meant to guide students through an entire workout or lesson. Think of the Resource Library as a
Mobility is a critical aspect of everyday life and overall health. But improving mobility is not as simple as just ‘stretching’ every once in a while.Alex Relph, TRS-Mobility Specialist, NASM-PES, and PLT4M Co-Founder, presents on the key elements surrounding mobility. Alex defines and describes key aspects around mobility like fascia, end-range stretching, self-myofascial release, and active recovery. Finally, he displays PLT4M’s new Intro To Mobility program that works to introduce students to these same mobility concepts.
We've launched several new activity features aimed at providing more insights into your students and athletes training. In this webinar, you will learn: What can you track?➔ Time & Exercise Completion➔ Fitness Tests➔ Finishers & Pillars➔ Weight Training➔ Notes How can you track it?➔ Activity Tab➔ Real Time Workout Feed➔ Leaderboards➔ Progress Reports
Since embracing distance learning, we've adapted our programs and even changed the way we teach movement. After a year of teaching from a distance, this webinar brings us back inside the classroom or weight room. We'll discuss how certain features serve a different purpose when in-person versus remote, and how to optimize PLT4M's technology to make the most out of your time in-person with your students and athletes.
As more schools return to some form of in-person learning, Physical Education has unique challenges to address. PE Teacher Molly Collins presents on how she has transitioned to hybrid Physical Education at her high school in Battle Creek Michigan. She discusses some of the programs and curriculum she is using, break down some fun fitness challenges incorporated into her class, and talk about next steps to in-person learning.
Most classrooms and weight rooms are filled with students and athletes of varying abilities, experience levels, and goals. As educators, we all strive to meet the individual needs of every student. One way to do this, is to present students with choices, and allow them to take ownership of their fitness journey. But how can you support so many different student journeys?Join us while we unpack this teaching method, what it looks like in and out of the classroom, and how PLT4M can help with your approach.We'll cover:+The benefits of 'Student Choice'+What ARE the student's choices?+How to Implement Choice+Remote vs. In Classroom+Tools & Resources available through PLT4M
Our goal as educators is to provide students with the skills and tools they need to be fit for life, beyond high school. But what does that look like? How do we set them up for success?Doug Curtin presents on the different ways to build students with a strong, well balanced foundation for overall fitness. He then explores and breaks down some of the variety that can then be introduced to students as they continue their fit for life journey.
Learn how to create custom workouts in PLT4M including building from scratch, modifying PLT4M programs, and created a blended PLT4M program!With remote and hybrid learning, there is no one size fits all! We'll place a specific emphasis on how this tool can help you create a program that fits your needs. Agenda:+How to Use the Workout Builder+How to edit an existing PLT4M Program+Create Your Own Blended Program+Workout Builder Tips & Tricks
This webinar explores the challenges students face in trying to apply nutrition education to their lives. It looks at how food choice is impacted by stress, mental health, sleep, resources, family influence, and what teachers and coaches can do to support students. Hosted by PLT4M’s partner in Nutrition, Rebecca Toutant, MA, RDN, LDN, CDERebecca is a registered dietitian, personal trainer, and certified diabetes educator living and working in the Boston area.Learn more about Rebecca and her background here: Fuel 4 Fitness – Rebecca Toutant
Heading into a new term with new students, new classes, and new programs? We’re covering best practices for turning your account over, and tips for reorganizing and maximizing your PLT4M account.We'll also review the new PLT4M programs that you may consider implementing into your schedule!Agenda:+Removing/Adding students & staff+Reorganizing your Groups+Cleaning up last years program assignments+Reviewing PLT4M's new program options+Assigning programs to your new groups
“Physical Education is the most complete and total academic class because it involves the body and mind! We need to ensure the balance of engaging students physically and mentally in order to lead to lifelong fitness.”Alisha Bowen of Talmadge Middle School in Oregon, has always worked to keep Physical Education physically and academically rigorous. Alisha presents on how she has continued to keep this rigor throughout Covid and what it looks like in the remote setting.
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